Can you get writing clients from Craigslist?
You may need to sift through a lot of junk jobs, step past clients who want you to work for free (in exchange for high volume… and a by-line…. but helloooooo – FREE?), and if you find a gig that looks promising, you’ll be in competition with a lot of other writers who found that gig.
But, it can be done. And it can turn into something great.
I know, because one of my best, longest-term writing partners came from Craigslist. This was several years ago, but I was swamped and needed help on some SEO articles, so went looking to see if there was anyone listing SEO article writing services.
Sure enough – there he was. And he’s become like a right arm to me in my business.
Want some tips on using Craigslist?
- Work both directions on Craigslist. Post your own ad, but also reply to gigs that are posted. To be completely honest, they’re both long-shots, but they’re free and you’ll be doing something to get clients, which is always better than doing nothing.
- Have your article samples or portfolio ready. Nobody will hire you without knowing you can write – and you don’t want to keep them waiting while you whip up something to show off.
- Craigslist is organized by city, so looking for work could take a l-o-n-g time! You might want to try using a free site called Craigzoom.com. You just enter something like “article writing” or “blog writer” and it’ll go to work searching for you.