In my post about offline writing opportunities I promised to explore some offline methods for finding work. Without actually suggesting that you hang out a neon sign, I managed to come up with a few ideas.
In no particular order, here are some offline marketing suggestions:
- Join a writing society for your specialty. By networking face-too-face, you will meet others in your specialty. There are quite a few writing societies available. I actually blogged about writing societies in this post, What Kind of Writer Are You?
- Use business cards. Pass them out to family, friends, and former colleagues. Make sure all of your acquaintances know about your business.
- Use the telephone directory to find the addresses and phone numbers of small to medium businesses in your area. Create a letter detailing your services. Follow-through with a cold call.
- Contact small, regional publications in your area. Let them know that you are a freelance writer who is willing to provide content from time to time.
- Don’t forget to check the classified ads in the local newspaper for writing jobs.
I know that I must have left at least a few ideas out of this list. I’d love to hear your suggestions for offline marketing of writing services. Why don’t you leave a comment and share what they are?
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