Writers today have so many choices— should I work full time, should I be in print or broadcast media, how about freelance work? The path you choose to tread is “your own. ” Never select a career based on the needs of family/friends/or popular opinion. The choice must stem from within—what is it you seek from your work—money, a sense of fulfilment, and above all the freedom to choose?
If you thirst for freedom, to follow a path that is yours then, freelance journalism can offer a platter of choices-a chance to create a niche.
As a freelancer, you can choose to work in specific genres and write on specialized that inspire you. You can strive to become “the voice of the people. ”
Wondering how to find assignments? There are so many avenues just waiting to be explored. -
Create a profile that makes your abilities and experience “stand out” or shine-state clearly what your ambitions are, why you have chosen to concentrate on a specific field, and why you think you’re suitable. Detail what you can offer that others can’t.
Be sure to detail skills, education, interests, and experience. Provide samples that showcase your prowess as a journalist. Display your knowledge of the company’s needs, your research abilities, and your willingness to go the extra mile. Back yourself up with reviews of your work as well as recommendations from other employers.
Perseverance and patience are the two cornerstones of building a great career in journalism –so be determined, plan ahead, and send out your profile to all concerned. If you send out a hundred, just a few may respond. But don’t feel dejected. Opportunities are bound to come along.
Paul Wilson is the content manager for http://www.1888PressRelease.com , the premier website to Submit Free Press Release for any announcements including launching of new product or services, new website, announcing new hires, sponsoring a special event or seminar and more. He also manages content for http://www.1888Discuss.com .