Can you find freelance work with staffing agencies?
Definitely. But you need to know what happens behind the scenes at a staffing agency when a recruiter is trying to find a writer for their client.
Here’s what usually happens. A staffing agency recruiter posts a contract job for a writer to work for one of their clients that looks something like this:
“Our client needs a copywriter who’s a natural at writing copy that’s on brand, fun, helpful, and authentic for a major company.”
Looks like a perfect writing gig for a solid client, right? So you fill out a few details online and click send. Hundreds or maybe even thousands of writers do the same thing. One writer gets the gig, and it’s not you. You never hear back.
Sound familiar? If you want to connect with staffing agencies to find freelance work, there’s something you need to know…that kind of lazy-ass marketing will fail you almost every time.
So what’s the secret to landing freelance work with staffing agencies? We talked to a veteran copywriter and staffing agency recruiter to find out…
Before you write a single word or start a project for a client, you’ve got a freelance contract in place. Right?
If you’re thinking, “Wait, what freelance contract?” you’re making a rookie mistake.
I used to operate this way. Land an assignment. Do the work. Submit the piece. And then find out how much the client pays…Or if the client is going to pay at all.
If you really want to make a living writing, you can’t run a business this way.
Other service professionals like lawyers, plumbers, and accountants require contracts that spell out the details of an agreement. And so should you.
Can you take on projects without a freelance contract? Sure. But you run the risk of never getting paid, getting paid less than pro rates, spending hours chasing unpaid invoices, and sucking up creative energy that could be earning you more money.
You’re smarter than that. If you want to get paid to write, here’s what you need to nail down in every freelance contract:
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