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Monster List of Markets: 135 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Monster List of Freelance Writing Jobs. Makealivingwriting.comAre you looking for freelance writing jobs?

Here’s a hint. Content mills, bid sites, and job boards might seem like an easy place to go to find freelance writing jobs, but they’re usually a waste of time.

Too much competition, flaky clients, low rates. That’s usually what you’ll find there. And it doesn’t have to be that way.

You’re better off looking for freelance writing jobs by pitching magazines and websites that pay writers. It’s called pro-active marketing. And it’s a game changer if you’re serious about full-time freelancing.

Instead of sitting around waiting for the Mysterious Force to drop some assignments in your lap, pitch a story idea to a magazine or website. Study the market. Come up with a story idea. Do a little research and mini-interview. Then write a great pitch letter and send it off. Rinse and repeat.

Need a little help figuring out where to pitch your bright ideas? We’ve done some of the hard work for you. Check out this updated monster list of 135 markets (from posts we published in 2018) in a variety of different niches, and start pitching.

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Need Work? Curious Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Curious Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs. Makealivingwriting.comIf you’re looking for freelance writing jobs, you might be looking in all the wrong places.

Bid sites and content mills? Craigslist? You’re bound to find the usual bottom feeders there.

Maybe you’re in the habit of sifting through Writers Market to find high-paying magazines to pitch. Or using LinkedIn to make connections and pitch prospects.

Both are excellent marketing strategies to find freelance writing jobs. But they’re not the only places you can find work.

Curious? Just think for a minute about all the places content shows up in your life.

In today’s content-saturated world print is still alive and well, and more digital content is flooding the Interwebs every day. And that’s a good thing for freelance writers.

You might grumble about information overload. But turn that around and take a curious look at where all that content is coming from. You might be surprised by what you find.

When I started doing this, I found prospects in some unexpected places. And so can you. Check out these curious places to find freelance writing jobs:

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Writing for Money? Here’s What You’ll Earn in 2019 [Audio]

Writing for Money: What You’ll Earn. Makealivingwriting.comI bet you didn’t know that I can see the future. It’s true! If you’re writing for money, now that it’s April, I can tell what your writing income will be this year.

Sound crazy? It’s really simple.

Once you know the secret, you’ll have a good idea what you’re likely to earn from writing this year, too.

I wanted to talk you through this, so I’ve put together a short audio recording that demonstrates my fortune-telling abilities.

Give it a listen…and then you’ll know what your checkbook will say at year-end. You’ll also find out what to do if you’d like to see a bigger number than my forecast reveals.

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Write a Book (Even If You’re Too Busy): 3 Super-Effective Steps

Write a Book: Shortcuts for Busy People. Makealivingwriting.comWant to write a book? I know I did.

When I made up my mind to one day leave my regular 9-to-5 job and become a full time writer, I knew I had to change my life. I wanted to write a book.

But where would I find the time? It’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself.

To really become a legitimate writer, I needed to start making it a part of my everyday activities.  As a father, husband, and full-time military officer at the time, this was hard. Life just finds a way to consistently keep us busy, and side dreams, like writing, consistently take a back seat.

I failed for years by just trying to fit writing in when I could.  It wasn’t until I used these three incredibly effective time hacks that I started to see real improvements in my writing that lead to something greater.

Since implementing this, I’ve created a website that gets over 210,000+ visitors per month, 7 consistent bestselling books, and ultimately, was able to quit my job and become a full-time writer.

Want to write a book, even though you’re already busy? Here’s how to make it happen:

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Content Writing Productivity: 11 Bright Hacks to Get Organized

Content Writing Productivity Hacks for Freelancers. Makealivingwriting.comEver struggle to keep up with your content writing deadlines?

Maybe freelancing is your full-time gig, or maybe it’s your side hustle. Maybe you have a day job, kids, or both.

If you’re feeling like your hectic schedule is casting a shadow over your freelance writing career that’s making it hard to move up and earn more, shine a light on how you’re using your time.

If you’re a stay-at-home mom, parent who home-schools kids, freelancer with a day job and dream to go full-time, or you’re already living the freelance life, your greatest asset is time.

How you use your time can make the difference between landing a couple of freelance writing gigs and being fully booked. Which would you prefer?

In this post you’ll get tips, strategies, resources, and motivation from freelancers who are hustling every day, every hour, every minute to improve time management and get more work done.

Check out these 11 hacks for freelance writers to get organized and boost productivity:

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Blog Marketing Crisis: 3 Ways to Survive the End of Email

Blog Marketing: How to Get Emails Delivered. Makealivingwriting.comSince the beginning of the Internet, there’s been one basic law of blog marketing: The money is in the list.

Email addresses are all that really matter in your blog-based business, not Facebook ‘likes’ or social shares. You don’t know who those people are. Build a big email list you can sell to, and you’ll be rich.

Also, help your freelance clients build a list for their blog, and they’ll be rich — and keep hiring you back.

Email worked great for bloggers, for so, so long. It’s always been the primary way we build an audience, offer products and services for sale, hold contests and giveaways, conduct surveys, and more.

It’s how we stay in touch, connect, grow relationships with readers, and build authority.

That is, email worked for a long time…until it didn’t.

Bloggers confront two big problems today: The rising difficulty of getting emails delivered, and the coming of a generation of young adults who don’t use email. Ever.

What can you do in your blog marketing, to keep your blog and your clients’ blogs thriving? Here are three basic strategies, and some in-depth explanation on how we’re implementing these here on Make a Living Writing:

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