How To Land Freelance Writing Clients With Linkedin

Learn how to use the Linkedin platform to develop freelance writing opportunities.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Freelance writing has exploded as an industry. There are now thousands of articles and blog posts written online each day. This is in addition to the traditional print magazines and journals.

There is now so much knowledge and information that it becomes difficult to consume. Yet the desire for information still fuels this movement to produce content for people to digest.

As there has been more content produced, there are now more individuals to produce it. Many aspects of producing content has become competitive. Freelance writing is no exception.

One site that may have been overlooked for opportunities is Linkedin. The largest professional networking site on the web is often thought of as the site where job seekers and recruiters hang out. It is also where people connect for business networking and opportunities.

Both are right which is why if you are a freelance writer you need to be on Linkedin. You are looking for gigs you can apply for. You are also in a sense a business owner trying to expand your horizons.

This course can show you how to use Linkedin for more prospects.

The first section looks at the importance of networking as establishing yourself as a freelancer or business owner.

The second section reviews how to develop a resume as a freelance writer. Why a resume you may ask. Linkedin is a site for professionals and the resume is recognized as a tool for marketing yourself and your skills to others. Many may request to see yours. Here you will learn how to develop one.

The third section details aspects of the site and how to use its features for your writing career. Topics include developing your profile and making connections.

If you are trying to find ways to expand your writing career, Linkedin could be your answer. This course will show you how.

What are the requirements?

  • Desire to learn more about Linkedin
  • Have a commitment of success as freelance writer.
  • Be ready to use your expertise and knowledge to help others.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Develop a professional network for business opportunities
  • Learn how to establish a complete profile on Linkedin as a professional writer.
  • Learn how to use features of Linkedin to stand out to potential clients and employers.

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginning freelance writers new seeking writing opportunities
  • Established writers that would like to develop a network on the Linkedin platform
  • Any freelancer that wishes to know more about how Linkedin can help them.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: You As A Freelance Writer
What Is Freelancing
Finding Clients
Freelancer or Business Owner
Section 2: The Writer's Resume
Self Employment and The Resume
Resume For The Business Owner
Resume Format
Action Words
Transferable Skills
Freelancer Gaps
Adding Publications
Resume Sample
Section 3: Linkedin For Writers
What Is Linekdin?
Your Brand On Linkedin
Five Tips
Linkedin Connections
Addditional Information
Section 4: Optimize Your Presence
A Writer's Headline
Add Publications and Media
Linkedin Pulse: Your Secret Weapon
Joining Groups
Profile And Company Page Guide
8 pages
Bonus: Ten Writer Niches
11 pages

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Instructor Biography

Matt Schmidt, Career Coach | Online Educator

Matt is a Certified Career Coach and Resume Writer with a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management. For over sixteen years he worked in employment and training programs helping hundreds of individuals reach their career goals. 

Matt offers courses in business and career development. His courses focus on areas like Linkedin, freelancing, job search, and career change. If you have any questions or would like to send a message, feel free contact him through the Udemy messaging system.

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