Do you frantically scan the online writer job ads each week — or worse, each day? If you’re applying to lots of these writing jobs, you’ve probably discovered a painful truth.
It’s rare to ever hear back, much less get hired off an online job ad on any popular, public job board.
I don’t care if you’re viewing an Upwork dashboard, scanning Craigslist, the ProBlogger board, or any other online set of job listings that are free to view and can be seen by thousands (upon thousands!) of writers.
I hear complaints about this from writers all the time. Things like:
“I often see ads for something near my expertise, but rarely hear a peep after I apply.”
If this is you, here’s a bulletin: If you spend so much time applying for online job ads that you ‘often see’ certain types of listings, that’s a red flag.
You’re putting too much of your marketing time into the least-productive method for getting well-paid writing jobs.
Now, I’m no job-ad snob — I used to check them three times a week, like clockwork. That is, until an analysis of my marketing results proved to me that writer job ads aren’t the road great-paying clients.
How can you get more writing jobs, for better pay? Here are three big tips for dealing with online writer job ads: