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One Way to Land Lots of Freelance Writing Jobs This Holiday Season & Beyond

The holiday season can be a time of year when many freelance writers experience a lull. And even though jobs are out there, you may not feel motivated to go after them because, after all, “Nobody’s hiring; everybody’s in holiday mode,” right?

Wrong!

Yes, people have caught the holiday bug. But business still has to keep chugging along and lots of hiring is done during the holiday season — and not just in retail stores. Writers graphic designers, email marketers, social media consultants, etc. — all of that work is still out there, and it’s one of the best times to market because everybody does have the “nobody’s hiring” mindset.

This means a great opportunity for go-getters like you!

Today, I’m going to tell you how to land a possible goo gaggle of freelance writing jobs — during the so-called slow holiday season. And, I’ll even offer proof that it can be done! So read on.

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If you know football lingo, you know what a blitz is. I once went on what I call a freelance writing marketing blitz.

My goal was to see how many jobs I could land if I really put the pedal to the medal and hawked my wares during what is a traditional slow time — summer — which can be a lot deader than the holidays, and for a long longer period of time.

I applied for approximately 175 writing jobs in a two-week span. Here’s how that went.

50 Pitches, 5 Days = Lots of Jobs

Well my partner in the SEO writing / Upwork course is doing something similar. She’s running what she calls a 50/50 Freelance Pitch Challenge. It’s free, of course, and anyone can participate.

Click here to join her Facebook group to see the video that contains the details. Here’s basically the rundown though:

  • Send 10 pitches a day for 5 days — 50 for the week.
  • This can be ANY pitch for a freelance writing assignment, eg, on Upwork, a craigslist job ad, a gig on ProBlogger, etc.
  • Laura will be in the group each day helping you giving you tips on everything from how to speed up the pitch process, to how to properly conduct a call with a client (if you get one on the hook). And she’ll even be doing the challenge with you!
  • Send proof of number of gigs you applied for each day (a simple screen shot or list is sufficient)
  • Chance to win $50 at end of week (next Friday).

It’s crazy easy. All you have to do is sign up, and she’ll tell you what to do next. Remember, it starts this coming Monday.

Who Is This Laura Person?

In case you don’t know, Laura is a former inner city teacher and corporate employee who fled the grind in 2012 to work at home. In 18 months, she built a six-figure freelance writing business, specializing in SEO content for law firms and insurance agencies. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and Business Insider.

In short, she’s the real deal! And she’s gonna take you by the hand as you go through your marketing blitz! And, lucky for me, she’s also a partner in one of my courses — the SEO writing / Upwork course mentioned above. Her portion of this combined the course tells you how to find jobs on Upwork; my part of the course teaches you how to write SEO content.

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How to Successfully Market for Freelance Writing Jobs

I’ve said this many times on my blog, but success in marketing is by the numbers. And as the success from my marketing blitz cited above illustrates, this kind of “frenzied marketing” can work wonders, especially if you’re in a slump.

Marketing success by the numbers” is a lesson I learned from a very successful business mentor I had years ago. He was a salesman and it was one of the most valuable things I learned from his tutelage.

So when I get discouraged, I remember this: hit’em hard and hit’em often and something is gonna shake loose (ie, a writing gig or two or three).

If you apply for 50 gigs, you exponentially increase your chances of landing at least 1, 2 or 3 — and maybe even more! This challenge can literally push your freelance writing business to the next level, setting you up to crush it in 2018. Can you think of a better way to end this year and start the next one?

Start Date: This coming Monday, December 4th to next Friday, December 8th.

Get the Best Deal Today

Just a heads up — the price of all courses in Inkwell Editorial’s school on Teachable will increase in January. You get free, lifetime access to all material (present and future), so even if you’re not ready to start a writing career right now, you can save by enrolling now.

P.S.: Start a 6-Figure Freelance Writing Business — Today!

Just think where you could be next year this time. Online writing opportunities are everywhere these days. And, the right training (like this course) can provide you with a bullet-proof plan for getting started.

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