Interested in hearing about freelance pitching opportunities? Sign up for my $3/month weekly newsletter. I also include the occasional home-made resource such as a dropbox of magazine mastheads and a Google Sheet of all the editors on Twitter who ask for pitches/list their emails in their Twitter bios. The newsletter only lists freelance opportunities not full time/part time jobs unless they’re super cool in which case I might throw them in.
Why do you do this? When I first became a full time freelancer, I added the hunt for calls for pitches and writing opportunities into my nightly routine, and at this point, I have it down to a science. Originally, I would just retweet all the ones I saw on Twitter, however, in July 2018, I decided that I would turn my findings into a newsletter to help spread the word to people who don’t have the time to spend going through social media with a microscope.
I can’t afford $3/month. $3 is the suggested rate. If you can’t afford that, you pay what you can. If you can’t afford anything at all, then contact me at email@example.com for a sponsored slot.
I see that you list some publications that are known for underpaying their writers/treating their writers poorly. Are you endorsing this type of behavior? NO! However, I include these publications because it’s not my place to decide who you pitch/what you pitch. Unfortunately, being choosy about who you write for is a luxury. Just do your research into the publication and see if it’s worth it. The freelance rates database from Contently and Who Pays Writers is helpful for that. Also look at the replies to the Tweets and see if people are mentioning the publication’s poor reputation or patterns of bad practices.
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Can I post the archive on my own site and link people to your site? Please don’t but I appreciate you asking my permission.
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Can I forward this to a friend? Of course! Tell everyone to subscribe!
I don’t have money to contribute. Is there anything else I can do? In fact there is! If you sign up for a free trial with Freshbooks (which I recommend because it makes invoicing super easy), I get $5. You can cancel at anytime. Same goes for a free trial with Audible books.
I want to sponsor your newsletter. What should I do? Send me an email! firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I send you the opportunities I spot on social media? I’m pretty thorough with my search, but if I’ve sent out a newsletter that didn’t include a call for pitches/freelance opportunity that you saw, feel free to send it my way. email@example.com
I need some advice. Can you help me? I can try! Send me an email and I’ll see what I can do. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have feedback/questions/criticism for you. Where can I send? Send me an email. I’m willing to listen to all your thoughts.
I noticed a typo/grammatical error while looking at your website. Can I tell you? Sure!
I want to hire you for something. Are you open to that? ALWAYS AND FOREVER!