Freelancers of the world, unite and take over!

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 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.


paris parfait said…
Check out You can become a member, get your work out there and learn about potential leads and tips for pitching articles. They've produced a book called Get a Freelance Life by Margit Feury Ragland. Worth a read. Good luck!
January said…
Thanks for the tip, Tara!

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