When you’re a freelance writer trying to break into a new niche, how do you solve the problem of not having the right samples?
Cry? Roll around on the floor? Host a personal pity party? Or maybe you think lamenting on social media could be the solution.
Don’t do that, OK? Those things won’t solve the problem.
Maybe you’re thinking about working for free to get a clip. That can be a calculated way to get a solid writing sample, a referral, and some additional work.
But let’s be honest, as a freelance writer you’d like to get paid for your work. Yes?
If you’ve already got some writing samples, you can totally score a gig, even if you don’t have that niche-specific experience or a similar project in your portfolio.
Seriously, you can do this. If you’re doubting yourself right now, you’re probably infected with Imposter Syndrome. And it doesn’t have to be that way.
There’s an easy way to get around the problem. I like to call it the Simple Addition Method. Here’s how it works: