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Writing – Arlington Entrepreneurs

Network Like it’s 1999: Why Writers Need to Pound the Pavement

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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Here’s a great article about networking, the type that’s in-person and not just online. I’m a writer and I know how comfortable and safe the written word can be, especially when it’s compared to talking with a real, live person.

It’s time to get out of your comfort zone. Arlington Entrepreneurs hosts multiple networking events per month and it’ll be worth your while to start coming to them regularly. You’ll come away with some new leads. Even better, you can establish yourself as a written-word expert, something most other folks find very intimidating.

Here’s an article from the Freelancers Union that offers some great tips for getting used to a room full of people. Jump on it – the water’s fine!

Network Like it’s 1999
by Kris Connor

“I have been an independent writer and communications consultant for almost two decades. I’ve been fortunate to have a steady stream of work during that time, mostly due to the fact that I work in different niches. This diversity has often saved me from major dry spells. When one side of the business drops off, the other tends to pick up. Usually there is a good combination of different kinds of work.

But to borrow a line from Prince, due to a dry spell I’m networking like it’s 1999. I’m not just reaching out to contacts I know well, but to many others I know only loosely, or not at all — because they work for organizations that interest me. Admittedly, it feels a little like starting over. It’s humbling, sometimes frustrating, but also rewarding and rejuvenating. It’s probably not unlike dating after a divorce.”

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Four Ways to Sustain a Freelance Writing Career

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With thanks once again to the National Freelancers Union, here’s a great article about starting and sustaining a freelance writing career. Kudos to author Tyra Seldon!

Here’s the article:

Every week, I come across publications, outlets and individuals who are seeking freelance or contract writers. Some want people with extensive portfolios, while others are not concerned about experience or pedigree. As I have perused these various calls for writers (and as I have experienced in my own writing career), there are certain things that freelance writers can do to position themselves for sustainable writing careers.

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