Where To Find Freelance Writing Clients (Even If You Are a Brand New Writer)

As a total newbie freelance writer, my number one issue was trying to figure out where to find freelance writing clients.

I quickly learned about job boards and ads and started with them (that is pretty straightforward), but I kept hearing about cold emailing and how writers were landing great clients this way.

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“Okay, I want to do that. But who exactly do I email?”

Once I found out who to email (and how) that became my best way to contact potential clients.

There are so many people out there looking for great writers.

Looking for more information on becoming a freelance writer? Check out my post How To Start Freelance Writing (+ Make Money Doing It!)

Even though I’ve gotten the best results from cold emailing, there are many opportunities waiting on job boards as well.

In this post, I have put together the best job boards I’ve found to look for freelance writing opportunities as well as the places I go to find potential clients to cold email pitch to.

Check it out:

JOB BOARDS

ProBlogger

BloggingPro

Craigslist

IAPWE (For this, you do have to qualify and be approved, but it is a great resource once accepted!)

Now, for cold emailing, I’ve found that startup directories are the best places to find potential clients! Here are my favorites:

STARTUP DIRECTORIES

Betalist

AngelList

Rate My Startup

The Startup Pitch

*TIP* I recommend sending several emails out a day when just starting out

If your looking for more information about writing a great cold email check out this post: The Anatomy Of An Awesome Cold Email

You can potentially get clients either way; it’s just what is best for you.

This was a short, straight to the point post at this time, though I do plan to expand on this topic soon!

For now, I hope you enjoy and utilize this resource.

P.S. If you know any other great resources, feel free to share in the comments and I will add to this list!

Ashley

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