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Coming up with Sample Work -- How do I Start?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by @shelton_sellers, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. @shelton_sellers

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    Well, I have done a few odd jobs here & there for various people in both the writing and design field.
    I am highly confident in my writing and my "clients" seem to think that my skill is up to par.

    So...

    A lot of people want samples, or a portfolio, which I have no problem building, and would actually love to do so.

    Problem is, HOW?

    I can't show articles that I have sold to others given the rights that they now have to them.

    What do I use for samples?


    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. @shelton_sellers

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    anyone?
     
  3. dcuthbert

    dcuthbert Regular Member

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    Either create a blog (blogspot or wordpress.com are both free), or create a profile at an article directory (Ezine Articles is probably best) and post some articles on it. You can then direct potential clients to your blog/Ezines profile.

    The blog route has the advantage that you can put Adsense on the blog and get an extra few pennies.
     
  4. anuj291

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    If you have already written - you will know what clients want ...

    Just start picking up random topics and do small samples about them...

    Open up a blog (free wordpress blog) else just post n ezine articles (Remember this shows two things > 1) You are a good writer as you get accepted by Ezine > 2) Many ppl ask for ezine services - SO you can add that to your portfolio - That you write and submit to ezine)
     
  5. issam126

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    Just start picking up random topics and do small samples about them...
     
  6. OldLord

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    A mix of all the above advice, with a little more besides. The E Zine advice is particularly appropriate - if you're a freelancer you will get requests to write E Zine articles, as they are used for credible backlinking. It's also a good way to showcase that your writing is up to par. Also, check what niches are popular and write about them. Things like Healthy Eating and Real Estate always have people who are looking for skilled writers.
     
  7. Julzwriter

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    Occupation:
    Content Writer, Email Copywriter
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    The advantage of starting a blog is that you can also
    include a 'Hire Me' page stating that you are a writer available
    for hire. Remember to state your specialities and rates. You will be
    able to get a few offers from this if someone comes
    across your blog and likes your writing style.
    You can even link the Ezine articles to your blog, increasing
    your chances of getting paid article writing jobs.