Writers: Network for Referrals

One of the most important things you can do as a freelance writer (whether you work predominantly online or off) is networking with other writers. Many of the best freelance writing gigs are never published, but can be passed along by writers in your network who have come across it through their contacts. A strong network can also lead to referrals.

All writers will occasionally come across gig offers that don't fit into their schedule, their rates, or their niche. By keeping a strong network, they can point that client to another quality writer (hopefully you).

Join freelance writing forums that allow you to advertise your services where other writers can see your rates and specialties (like our AllFreelancing.com freelance writing forum).

Join small networking groups or even professional organizations dedicated to freelance writers or professionals in your niche.

No matter how you do it, just get started! The longer you wait before starting to network, the more job leads and referrals you're missing!

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, consultant, and indie author. She runs numerous websites & blogs including All Freelance Writing, Freelance Writing Pros, NakedPR, and Kiss My Biz.

Jenn has 25 years' experience as a professional writer and editor and over 20 years' experience in marketing and PR (working heavily in digital PR, online marketing, social media, SEO, new media, and thought leadership publication). She also has 19 years' professional blogging and web publishing experience (including web development) and around 18 years of experience as an indie author / publisher.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names and is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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