When times get financial tough, things get even tougher for bloggers and freelance writers. When you enter this industry, you know it means constantly working for your next post or finding your next client. But, when the economy causes those clients to cut their budgets, things get extra tough for those in the writing industry. What can you do to make sure you survive this economic recession.?
Before you start sending hundreds of pitches out, hoping to bag a couple new clients, there are certain tips you should follow to ensure a successful job search. Our friends over at Business2Community have several simple steps to success.
Know Your Brand
When writing a pitch, the most important thing is to be authentic. Companies can see straight through a faker. Once you have found your niche, stick with it. Remain consistent. If you are being funny, stay funny. Angry? Stay angry.
Staying with your niche is especially important when you are using these pitches to market your blog. You want the reader of the content to click over to your blog. If they are interested in what you are writing about, they will want your blog to be about the same thing.
Try Smaller Blogs And Companies
Popular blogs and companies have a line of freelance writing chomping at the bit to write for them. Even if you land a spot, you might not get any monetary compensation. One blogger was disappointed to find out that she would only receive product reimbursement after working so hard for the exclusive job.
If you are looking for more exposure, smaller companies may be the answer. Of course, continue to stick with your niche. However, these smaller companies will help you build your portfolio and help you become a more confident writer.
Diversify Your Income
While there will be times that guest blogging post opportunities might become scarce, there are things freelance writers can do to maintain their income. Business2Community recommends doing things, such as writing an ebook or creating webinars in your area of expertise.
For more great tips on how you can continue making money during this economic recession, head on over to Business2Community.