Where do you find the jobs?
You can buy the Writer’s Market from Amazon and start from there or you can look online. Jobs are all over the internet but you have to know what to look for and you have to know that anyone who wants to charge you for information is probably just looking to earn money. There’s information for sale but there’s so much for free that when you’re just starting out, you shouldn’t have pay anyone. Once you’re more seasoned, you’ll know how to spot whether or not something is worth paying for.
The first thing to do is start a blog. It can take time to get indexed so you can apply for pro blogging jobs but getting started will get you on the right path. You can start your own blog on blogger, your own website or use a service like writingup.com or one of the other paid revenue sites. Some of these sites share Google Adsense earnings with you which can take a while to build but I have hit payout due to these sites and know plenty of people with great money earning blogs. Once you’ve had a blog for a few months with decent indexing and enough posts, you will probably qualify for companies like Blogitive and Payperpost who will pay you to post on your blog.
You can also join sites like Helium.com who also pay you for short articles. This can be a great place to start to build your own clips and your online presence. You can write for article marketing directories and for Helium and earn a bit of money while learning about effective web writing.
When I first started, I wrote for Reviewstream.com as well who pays for product reviews. I hit a $50 payout fairly easily once I learned what they were looking for for maximum payout rates.
Sites like craigslist.com and goldenprose.com have freelance job centers that provide feeds into listings that list job postings that you can apply for. Another great source is Deb Ng’s freelance writing jobs on writersrow.com. Deb provides job listings and there’s also some great dialog among writers on her blog.
Happy Job Hunting.