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Pitch Story Ideas to These 99 Markets for Freelance Writing Jobs

Pitch These Markets for Freelance Writing Jobs. Makealivingwriting.com

If you want to land more freelance writing jobs, you want to try and throw strikes every time you pitch a market, a magazine, or a niche blog.

Think of it like you’re trying to win the World Series of freelance writing.

It’s a numbers game. The more you practice, the more consistent you’ll be at landing assignments. And the more money you’ll score for the home team.

What should you do before you pitch a story idea? Start with a warm-up.

Study the market. Read back issues. Check the site or publications for the writer’s guidelines playbook. Do a little research or even a pre-interview with a source.

Then wind up and throw a pitch in the strike zone with a great idea for a story or blog post.

Looking for freelance writing jobs? Pitch these 99 markets to move up and earn more:

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Online Writing Jobs in the Cannabis Industry: 15 Markets for Freelancers

Online Writing Jobs in the Cannabis Industry. Makealivingwriting.com

If you’re looking for online writing jobs, the cannabis industry may be one of the fastest growing markets for freelance writers.

Just how big of a niche market is the cannabis industry?

With more and more states opening the door to medicinal and recreational marijuana use, it’s an industry that’s expected to generate more than $10 billion in revenue this year, according to market data.

And that’s very good news if you’re a freelance writer.

Now there are growers, processors, sellers, dispensaries, cannabis equipment suppliers, tech companies, and product manufacturers competing for a piece of the pie.

There’s also a growing list of online writing jobs in the cannabis niche cropping up. For example, this summer Entrepreneur magazine launched Green Entrepreneur to cover the business, technology and lifestyle aspects of the cannabis industry.

And it’s one of many places to find online writing jobs in the cannabis niche. Check out these 15 cannabis markets for freelance writers:

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Science Writing for Freelancers: 20 Markets That Pay $100 to $2,500

Science Writing Markets for Freelancers. Makealivingwriting.com

Ever wonder where you can land science writing gigs?

In today’s fast-paced world, there’s no shortage of research, scientific discoveries, technological breakthroughs, and environmental issues that people want to know about.

If you have an interest in science writing and a solid story idea, you can find a market to land an assignment. The scientific method is actually a good formula to follow to test out an idea. Seriously.

If you’ve ever been subjected to an episode of the kid-friendly show Bill Nye the Science Guy, he’ll convince you that if you drill down far enough, just about everything can be explained by science. For example:

  • Is Elon Musk’s goal to get humans to Mars even possible?
  • What’s it really like to use forensic science to solve crimes?
  • What are health researchers doing to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease?
  • Can science help solve the food and fresh water problem in drought-stricken countries?

If you want to make a living as a freelance science writer, look around. Story ideas are everywhere. Validate your idea, and then pitch a story to one of these science writing markets:

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Get Paid to Write Poetry: 14 Markets for Freelance Writers

Get Paid to Write Poetry. Makealivingwriting.com

Want to get paid to write poetry?

If that sounds like a far-fetched idea, you’re not the first writer to think poetry is a low-paying dead end.

You’re not going to get paid to write poetry for most magazines, trade pubs, businesses, or blogs.

But it’s not impossible to get paid for your prose, and get a byline for publishing poetry.

I’ve done it. Should you quit your day job to become a poet? Probably not. Consider writing poetry one way to earn an income as a freelancer writer.

But you can actually get paid to write poetry? Yes. I’ve written poetry for a long list of publications, and ultimately published a book of poetry. It’s not the only way I make a living writing, but writing poetry is certainly one of my income streams.

If you want to tap into your more creative side, write poetry, and get paid for your musings, check out these poetry markets:

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Humor Writing: 15 Markets That Pay You to Make People Laugh

Humor Writing: Get Paid to Make People Laugh. Makealivingwriting.com

Need a good laugh? Humor writing can serve up just the right dose of feel-good vibes to put a smile on your face.

If you’ve got a knack for telling funny stories, humor writing can also be a great way to make money as a freelancer.

Heard any good stories or had any crazy experiences that you could use to land a humor writing assignment?

That’s usually where great story ideas in this niche begin.

Some consumer magazines still have a place carved out for humor writing, like the The Last Page feature in Smithsonian magazine.

A few markets like Cracked and The Onion, still exist that exclusively publish satirical and humor writing.

And there’s plenty of other markets that expect a mix of humor writing in every story to please their readers.

Have a funny story to tell? Or want to take a crack at humor writing?

Check out these 15 humor writing markets:

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Get Paid to Write: 15 Political Writing Markets for Freelancers

Get Paid to Write About Politics. Makealivingwriting.com

Want to get to paid to write about politics?

Maybe you’re one of those news junkies who follows government trends, key political players, or the issues and policies that have an impact on everyday people.

Find a fresh angle, and you can get paid to write about it.

Can you really get paid to write about politics? Absolutely. As a newbie freelancer, I actually landed my first assignment with a national magazine to write about a succession of events that shaped the trajectory of our current president.

Maybe you want to get paid to write about your political views, opinions, and life experiences impacted by politics and government. There’s a market for that.

And if you’re interested in digging deep into government and politics as an investigative journalist, feature writer, or contributing freelancer, you can find markets to get paid to write those types of articles, too.

Want to get paid to write about politics? Check out this list of political writing markets, study the guidelines, and start pitching:

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