Friday, October 2, 2009

Don't Hunt for Writing Work ---- Let it Hunt for You Instead

Do you spend hours endlessly looking for writing jobs? I'll let you in on a little secret....

Most people who want to hire a writer don't post the job on a job board. Most of them do what you do when they want to find something online. They Google for it.

So, doesn't it make sense to optimise yourself for Google so that people who want to hire a specialist that does what YOU do will land on your website? Read my post on Get Paid to Write Online to find out how I use this to my advantage. Instead of trying to find writing work, I typically work to help it find me: Passive Writing Gig Hunting

7 comments:

-L- said...

I’ve selected your blog as one of a group I’ve recently discovered, which deserve special mention. Pick up your One Lovely Blog Award at my blog Chasing Education

Happy Blogging

- elle

Dana Prince said...

Thanks Elle :) The link takes me back to this post, though.
Cheers,
Dana

lwidmer said...

Terrific new way to optimize your marketing, Dana! I'm going to try it. And you're right - they're not on Craig's List or any other list - they're right there on Google, doing a simple search.

Lori said...

Dana, I put a link up to you on tomorrow's post. Thanks again for a great idea!

Dana Prince said...

Thanks, Lori :)

Write and Earn a Living said...

I like this mindset. most of us are pressed for time and anything that cuts down our workload is a help.

Another way to scare up writing gigs is to sign up for newletters that send these right to your inbox.

wordcomposer said...

Thank you for all your excellent advice. As somebody who is looking to start a career in journalism all the information provided on your blog is highly appreciated.