Even though it’s still August, I’m thinking ahead to the holidays and Christmas (yes, Christmas!). I'm looking to supplement my income with a few freelance writing/editing jobs so I can pay cash for presents and not dip into reserve credit. (Yikes!)
(Mommy, should that be an em dash?)
Now in a perfect world, a prospective employer would call me up out of the blue with a great job paying boo coo bucks. Yeah, right! Nice, but not gonna happen.
That's where you come in. It’s been a while since I’ve freelanced, so what’s the best way to get a freelance gig these days? What’s worked for you? Do you use a placement service or comb the want ads? What wording do you use to solicit responses on Craigslist.org? I’m just looking for a few hours of work that I can do from home when the kids are asleep.
Writers and editors, what are your strategies? Do tell.