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How To Land Good Freelance Writing Jobs For Online Magazines


The internet presents us with a whole new world of opportunities, and there is no reason we shouldn’t make the best use of it. For instance, if you have a flair for writing, there are more than enough freelance writing jobs available on the internet that you can make money from. In fact, writers who have been doing this long enough don't just treat it as a part-time job anymore, it becomes their only source of income. Online magazines, for instance, are a popular resource for writing jobs.

How do you get these jobs

  • The first step is to make a list of the online magazines that you would like to write for. The most important thing to remember is that you should look for magazines that publish articles that match the genre of writing that you are most interested in. For instance, if you like writing humor articles, including a political news magazine in your list might not be a good idea. This job would not give you the working satisfaction you need to sustain yourself on a daily basis.
  • Most of these online magazines are open to submissions from writers. By simply looking for the ‘Submissions’ or ‘Career’ sections of these online magazine websites, you will get a good idea of which magazines require you to send a formal CV with your writing samples to be hired as a full-time writer and that magazines are open to receiving submissions. As a freelance writer, you should look for the latter.
  • After you have made a list of the online magazines you would like to work with on an ongoing basis, you should make a portfolio of articles that fit their genre. You should be able to submit relevant articles, written in the style of the content available on these online magazines. You will soon realize that you don’t need to write more than a handful of articles, which you can then send out to these companies. Ideally, you shouldn’t send more than two articles to each.
  • Finally, while sending these submissions, you should be well aware of abiding by all the stylistic and formatting rules that the magazine has listed out in their ‘Submissions’ section. This is a very important aspect of being hired or paid for an article submission.

The best way therefore to land a good freelance writing job with an online magazine is to keep a constant lookout for magazines that you want to write for, keep an updated portfolio of relevant original articles that you can submit immediately and finally making sure that you stick to all the requirements.