So You Want to Write for Pay, but You Haven’t Been Paid for Writing Yet

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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.

LaptopWhen I first started out, all I had was book reviews. So I used them to get a gig with a local paper that involved interviewing local business owners and writing about them.

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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2 thoughts on “So You Want to Write for Pay, but You Haven’t Been Paid for Writing Yet

  1. Thank you for the Share – I personally write for the love of it, self healing and hopefully (if I dare dream) to help or inspire others – however this may be a very useful article to prolific bloggers who wish to start earning from what they love. 🙂

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