I knowso many struggling writers who don’t know the first thing about where to get work as a writer. These writers had visions of graduating from top universities with a degree in creative writing and walking directly into a screen writing job, or becoming one of the staff writers on a big show, or acquiring an instant book deal.
In reality, it simply doesn’t work that way. But you have to know of the in-between, not-so-glamorous jobs you have to take to make your way up, and where to get those jobs.
First off, you’ll need to write for no pay. Think about it: writing is FUN! Everyone would like to do it. Not just that, so lots of people desire to to start their own publications or websites. There are several competing publications out there, that only a handful actually make income. And then, there are a lot of writers who want to write for those few. Do you actually believe they will hire somebody with no professional experience or published work?
Go to the “Contact Us” page of your favorite sites. Look at their “sister sites” (websites typically publicize these somewhere) and find their “Contact Us” pages as well. Email the Managing Editor, Editor, or even the simple contact email address on there inquiring if they are seeking writers. If they are paying, great. If not, you should still take it.
I suggest doing this for the sites which enjoy since, if you’re going to be doing something for no payment, you may as well get pleasure from it.
Look, it’s not uncommon to need to do something for no payment for a bit before you will get paid for it. Especially in the arts. My good friend who had been a singer her entire life wanted t a voice coach in Los Angeles.But, she had no resume, no success stories of how she had helped people become a better singer to show for herself. How could she expect clients to simply begin shelling out their cash to her? So, she started offering to teach her friend’s children how to sing better for free for a while. If they liked their kid’s progression, they would pay her. Also, she would get recommendations from that!
Doing it at no cost is simply part of the game. In the meantime, get a side job which actually pays the bills. It’s perfectly ok if it has nothing to do with what you genuinely want to do as a career.
An additional great approach if you would like to call the own shots is begin a blog or your own website about the subject you want to write on. At the very least, if you aren’t able to get any of those free gigs, you have work to display to various possible writing employers.
If the blog becomes big, even better! You might get a book deal out of it! Either way, having a blog is always a good idea.Make Money Now - Trade for the Hot Penny Stocks of 2012 - Trade HERE