Where to find leads for resume writing business?


Junior Member
Jun 18, 2013
I've been making $80 - $100 a week from writing resumes for people. I'm pretty decent with it too, but I don't think I'm a pro. I charge $20 to clean up a current resume and $35 for a resume from scratch... however, I go up every other week on prices. But I keep it low to drive in some sales.

All of my leads come from craigslist ads, which craigslist is now charging $5 per post to post in services. Therefore, I spend about $10 a week and post in two cities and switch up cities by the week. I also have gigs in Fiverr, such as typing test and helping people with data entry work. I've made $100 since April pricing my gig at $18.00. This isn't consistent though, it definitely has really slowed up. My resume gig on fiverr doesn't even sell.

Anyhow, I need to know where do I find leads beside craigslist, fiverr, social media? I pulled a few clients from indeed forum message board. I just need to find a way to get more leads. I need at least 3 clients per day. I am trying to take care of $5000 debt by August in which I am moving to Philadelphia. I have a 9-5 job, but the money I make from it goes towards bills which are small, and the rest I throw in my savings account. I have a nice savings as of now, my car is junk and the engine will blow any day now.

I just need to know where to find leads?
Quora might work, or other communities: you can answer questions that people get when writing a resume and promote your services just in case anyone needs one.

Or you can try to work as a writer for sites that offer resume writing services: they spend money on client engagement and you'll be just writing resumes (however, rates might differ from the ones you get now).
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