When you first start out seeking to get paid for your writing you enter the Catch-22 of needing to prove you can write for pay in order to write for pay.
What do you do when you’re starting out, haven’t written for publication in years, or are switching industries and don’t have any relevant or current clips?
The answer is simple: Use whatever you have.
Some advice is to never use clips from content mills. I say if that’s all you have, use ’em. Especially if they are related to the type of article you are pitching or the type of writing job you are applying for. At one point I was writing for a mill (it no…
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