Before you even start reading this article, let me help save your time by making sure that we’re both on the right page. I’ll tell you first just what the end result is after reading this article. If you find that these are the things that you’re looking for, then you’re on the right place. If not, then better start looking…
Here’s what you’ll get:
- You’ll definitely get results as far as landing a writing job.
- You’ll get expert advice about the EXACT things that you need to do to land a writing job.
- You’ll gain a MASSIVE ADVANTAGE (strategically and mentally) against other applicants.
- You’ll feel A LOT confident that you’ll land a writing job within the next few days or even within hours after you start implementing the tips.
- You’ll learn the best places to look for a writing job online.
You’re still here? That’s great! It just means that you’re reading the right material.
So let me guess… You’re tired of hearing people say “You’ll eventually land a writing job online. Just persevere” without really giving you a solid advice on what you need to do. Although their intentions are good and can be very inspiring at times, it won’t really help unless your actions are guided towards the right direction. Don’t get me wrong, even I agree that perseverance is an important factor to achieving a writing job online, but it’ll get you VERY LITTLE RESULTS if you don’t have a strategic way to tackle your goals.
That being said let me share with you 4 of the most critical things that can help you land a writing job online.
- Make a cover letter THAT WORKS!
This is the first tip for a reason! You cannot believe just how important cover letters are when applying for a writing job online. If you’re applying on outsourcing sites like freelancer.com, odesk.com, elance.com etc., your cover letter will make or break your success.
I’m sure you’ve heard about the saying “first impressions last”. That’s especially true when applying for a writing job online. If you want to convey sincerity, professionalism and eagerness to the client, the best shot of doing this is through your cover letters.
If your cover letter looks poor or spammy, forget about them checking-out your profile. They’ll put your application to scraps simply because they have the impression that you are worthless. That being said let me emphasize this again…
“Your cover letter will make or break your success”
- Don’t let the number of applicants faze you
Let me tell you a secret that not many applicants know. The number of applicants that you’ll see on job postings… a whopping 80% to 90% of them DOESN’T STAND A CHANCE of getting hired at all! How do I know this? Simple! I’ve also posted jobs myself!
I’ve learned several things when I started posting jobs online. First, most of the applicants don’t know how to write a good cover letter. Second, they don’t know the importance of a cover letter. Third, most of them don’t even write cover letters.
Let me share with you some examples. A lot of the applicants ONLY write “I like to be hired”, “Please hire me” and not to mention “I am honest” (this is one of the weirdest things I’ve ever received). Please not that I said “ONLY write” meaning they didn’t write anything else in their cover letter but those.
Now let me ask you this question… If you’re the client, would you seriously hire someone who only writes “I like to be hired” on their letter? Just remember…
“Majority of those applicants doesn’t have a chance of getting hired!”
- Optimize your profile
You can’t look like the jack of all trades if you want to get results. If you’re looking to be a writer, please make sure that your profile says so. Make your profile look like it is that of a specialist in a specific field (which should be written if you want a writing job). As much as possible, you have to avoid including other skills that aren’t THAT related to writing like video editing, web developing, etc.
I know that you’re trying to look as competitive as you can be by adding the other skills that you possess, just remember that should you do this, only on skill should stand out. In your case, it should be written.
“Make your profile look like that of a specialist in a specific field”
- Where to look for jobs
I suggest that you start with these 5 companies (not affiliate links).
These companies are what I found to be the cream of the crop when it comes to finding a writing job online.
If you take note of these critical points when applying for a writing job online, you’ll have a massive advantage against the other applicants. You’ll set yourself apart from the rest of the pack and get the clients’ attention. More importantly, you’ll get results.
These techniques aren’t hypothetical techniques which sounds logical therefore it “probably works”. These are proven techniques that’ll get you results. So if you want to give yourself and your family a better life by landing a writing job online, then follow those critical tips and you’ll surely see some progress.
Also, if you want to learn how to write a killer cover letter that brings in conversion, then stay tuned for the next article.