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Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Martin James, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Martin James

    Martin James New Member

    Hi guys I am new to all this. I want to be a freelance article writer and do product/people profiles. I also offer personalised acrostic poems as gifts and quiz questions that are ungoogleable although those last two are more of a pastime.
    I have a freelancer profile and I could really do with some tips to get started as I am worried I am going to be ignored forever .
    I am thick skinned so please feel free to dissect and assassinate if you feel I need the hairdryer treatment.

    My site is nicelyput.co.uk although I am wondering if I really need that after all

    Many thanks for your time
  2. WasaWasa

    WasaWasa New Member

    As a first step, I think it would be wise to get into a Freelancer directory.
    Try for example at https://www.freelanceuk.com/find-a-freelancer/, it's a very big directory where you can create your profile as freelancer and perhaps with some luck you may get hired from there, as it's an important web portal also for employers.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 26, 2019
  3. nshep

    nshep New Member

    I'm not sure why you put your website into your post. It does not seem to be aimed at finding your freelance work. You can maybe use it as a portfolio but that's it. If you want to use it as a tool to land freelance clients, you need stuff like an About page, portfolio, contact page, etc. Right now, I don't really know what to do with it.
  4. raymondricaresad

    raymondricaresad New Member

    I'm pretty new at this too, I don't have my own website, just a google drive file with all my works as a portfolio. I'm planning to register to lots of freelancer forums, dedicated websites and join different Facebook groups dedicated to freelancing. Only then if I see the need, I'll create my own website.
  5. nshep

    nshep New Member

    Hey Raymond, I can tell you from my experience of hiring writers that it makes a much better impression when they post links to published work or their portfolio on their own site rather than Google docs links. For that reason, I would highly advise you to try and build at least a rudimentary portfolio if you have one. It will increase your chances of success.

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