5 Easy Ways to Market your Writing Services

I make a living by writing — something I feel lucky to say. I don’t make money in the traditional sense, through self-publishing or submitting my short stories to lauded publications.

This article is a list of quick and simple things you can do to grow a similar business for yourself.



1-Follow up with companies that share your stuff

First, get a story published in a Medium publication. Check here for a list of Medium pubs looking for submissions: https://toppubs.smedian.com/

After you publish (or if you already publish work on Medium), go to your stats page and click on an article.

Click on sources with higher numbers of traffic. This will take you directly to the post sharing your article.



2-Join groups

Join local groups like the Chamber of Commerce. Do a google search of “your city + chamber of commerce.”

Also, join online groups— like business or writing groups on Facebook or Linkedin. Try these:
Content Marketing Institute: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4342574/

Freelance Web Writers: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/99393/

Indie Consultants Support: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2085446/

Here are 20 Facebook groups for writers: https://thewritelife.com/facebook-groups-for-writers/

These groups are great for networking with other writers and with editors of publications and company blogs. You’ll even see requests for new writers and material from time to time.



3-Sign up for LinkedIn Profinder

LinkedIn Profinder is a LinkedIn feature that sends potential customers to you based on what your services are. So, if you sign up as a “writer” you’ll receive proposal requests from businesses looking for writers.

Sign up here: https://www.linkedin.com/profinder

My advice: Prepare a pitch/proposal template that you can copy and paste into the response when you receive proposal requests.



4-Fiction writer? 

On Contena, you can find publications paying for both nonfiction and fiction work. It’s also a writing job board. You have to pay to be part of this platform, but it’s well worth it to see all of the publications and writing jobs from all over the internet in one place.

Check it out here: https://www.contena.co/



5-Reach out to writers that write for blogs you like

If you’re like me, you’re a fan of certain publications and companies. Those companies/pubs have current writers. Click on their writing bios, research them, find them on LinkedIn, and reach out to them.

Share your writing with those writers—writers like to help other writers.

If they don’t think your stuff is good enough for the pub, they’ll probably let you know! And so, you get some free feedback from a writer you like. Worst that can happen is they don’t respond, you have nothing to lose.

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