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Best Tips On Landing Decent Magazine Jobs For Freelance Writers

Working for a magazine might be the dream job for many writers because it gives them the liberty to discuss their ideas on what they love, have a loyal readership, build repute and eventually get paid for the entire acknowledgement they are receiving. This is more exciting when you have a passion for writing and love to pursue it as your career. However, things do not always work the way we want them and sometimes you have to adjust a little. If you are starting your career as a freelance writer, you will find it immensely difficult to work for a magazine or find an opportunity to do so. This is because most of the magazines and journals are looking to hire expert writers with an experience in the niche. They cannot risk their reputation or affect their readership so they want to hire the best writer.

It is understandable if you are having troubles landing on a decent job for a magazine and you need not worry because you are not alone. Freelancers often face this time in their career, when they are not sure how to proceed or what to add to their pitch which will make people give them a chance. This article will help you by giving you an insight to expert suggestions for landing on decent jobs for magazines

  1. Find your niche
  2. The first thing you need to do is identify what you are most comfortable doing and what is it that will give your writing a real and original voice. If you are only doing it for the sake of earning a living, then you might consider another job because writing is not perfect unless it is done straight from the heart

  3. Build your portfolio
  4. Create a portfolio in the niche you have decided for yourself. Add your best samples and written pieces in the portfolio as the contractors will judge the quality of your writing from looking at your portfolio

  5. Understand the market trends
  6. Develop an understanding of the trends and rates in the market so that you know where to pitch and how to pitch

  7. Brainstorm for problem and solution
  8. Make your bid personalized by finding the problem this particular magazine is facing and suggest a solution

  9. Bid on relevant jobs
  10. Never waste your time and others by bidding on jobs that do not match your skills

 

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