If you want to be a freelance writer, copywriter, or blogger this article will change your life. Why?
LinkedIn is one of the absolute best ways to build a solid base of freelance writing clients — so you can have a steady income, and build a sustainable writing career.
How do I know this?
Well, to tell you th truth, I’ve found LinkedIn to be an extremely reliable source for finding freelance writing work.
Now, that’s not to say I get all my clients from LinkedIn. I do have many other different ways of generating leads and starting conversations with potential clients, but if I wasn’t active on LinkedIn I would have missed out on a number of great writing opportunities.
In this article, I’m going to share four steps for finding freelance writing work using LinkedIn. These four steps are used by freelance writers to connect with potential clients and start a conversation about writing services they offer.
As I share these four steps, I’ll assume you can navigate your way around a social networking site. With that said, this isn’t a how-to guide on the basics of LinkedIn. But rather, I’ll show you how to use LinkedIn strategically in a way that will help you get work.
Before we dig into these four steps, let’s take a quick look at what LinkedIn is.
LinkedIn is a social networking site for working professionals. It’s like Facebook or Twitter, but instead of helping you stay in touch with your friends, LinkedIn is a way of maintaining connections with people you’ve worked within the past.
It also provides tools for networking and making connections with new people. With over 250+ million users, it’s one of the biggest social networking sites in the world.
The fact that LinkedIn is a professional “social” networking site makes it ideal for reaching out to potential clients.
You see, if you keep talking about your writing services on Facebook you’ll more likely alienate your friends.