ver tried to use LinkedIn Profinder to get writing jobs?
When it first launched a few years ago, I had my doubts. In my experience, the best writing jobs don’t show up on job boards or listing services like LinkedIn Profinder.
Plus, to get the full benefit of LinkedIn Profinder, you have to pay. In order to break even, I needed an easy job worth $60. Is it worth it?
I decided to give it a shot. Initially things were slow. Some LinkedIn Profinder leads I received were decent.
But far too many were from clueless business owners who wanted a dirt-cheap copywriter or the person with an “incredible story” who wanted to write a memoir.
I got frustrated. But before giving up, I decided to take a closer look at how to use LinkedIn Profinder to get the right jobs. And it was worth the effort.
In the last two years, I’ve made nearly six figures writing for clients I’ve landed through LinkedIn Profinder.
Want to know how to use LinkedIn Profinder? These 4 hacks will help you get more writing jobs.
Anybody with a blog can make money writing. It’s so easy, you can do it in your sleep. Right?
Well, maybe. There’s just one thing you need to do. Make sure you write something that actually sells.
This might seem a little harsh because there are so many bloggers out there who want to make money writing. They publish lots of content, but don’t get a lot of traffic or generate sales.
Honestly, I hope the world never runs out of passionate writers. I absolutely love reading insights into specific topics.
But let’s face it—Can you make money writing with passionate, opinionated pieces on your personal blog? Unfortunately, the answer tends to be: “No.”
So, if you’re looking to make money writing with your blog, you need to wake up..change up your game just a bit. I’m not saying sell out and become a spammy marketer…Just look at things from a different angle.
Want to make money writing as a blogger? Here are 4 different types of articles you can (and should) write for your blog—no matter the niche.
Need writing tips and advice, but you’re in a hurry?
There’s nothing wrong with poring over your library of books on freelancing for the best writing tips, techniques, and business practices.
But what if you’re perpetually short on time? There’s a good chance you don’t crack those writing books for another day, another week…
And that’s a problem if you want to ramp up your freelance writing business fast, need a shot of motivation, or a writing tip related to a current client project.
When I was fresh out of school, only a novice at my day job, I decided to be a writer. No marketing experience. No niche knowledge. Heck, I hadn’t even written a single word of business writing.
I needed a lot of writing tips and advice…fast. So I asked writers in my network a simple question:
If you had 30 seconds to give a new writer just one piece of advice, what would it be?
And they delivered a pay-dirt pile of advice about freelancing. Looking for writing tips to put you on the fast track to move up and earn more? Here you go:
You’re face to face in a showdown with your worst nightmare…Writer’s Block.
Do you turn and run, wave your white flag, and eat ice cream for the rest of the day?
Or do you stand up to Writer’s Block and wage a war to get back on track, meet your deadlines, and make money writing?
If you’re not prepared for a surprise attack from Writer’s Block, you may fall victim to its most deadly weapon for freelance writers…fear.
Writer’s Block wants to intimidate you, distract you, stress you out enough that you never actually do any writing.
And that’s kind of a HUGE problem if you’re a freelance writer.
If you want to make a living writing, you’re bound to cross paths with Writer’s Block. But it doesn’t have to be a roadblock that holds you back for days, weeks, months or years.
Want to know how to beat Writer’s Block?
Use this arsenal of tools for freelance writers to fight back.