5 Keys To Getting The Best Freelance Jobs In Food Writing

Hi, maybe you have already been accepting assignments from home for a few months and feel that it is time to move into a specialist niche. You love food, and this seems like a dream combination for you. You understand the basics that are required of a freelance writer, your English skills are exceptional and you feel that you have a lot to offer. The problem is that you are not sure where to get the best jobs. Here are 5 keys to getting the best creative jobs in the food industry:

Target some local restaurants

A lot of the best jobs are created when the job creator doesn’t even realize that they have a vacancy. A restaurant owner might be too busy with the day to day running of their business and not even have considered the possibility of hiring someone to write exciting and innovative blog posts for their blog or website. Hey, they might not even have a website yet! My contacting them directly you can jump in ahead of any competition. Stay clear of the chains, or celebrity outlets as they will most likely already have this under control.

Narrow down the field

Food writing is such a wide, and incredibly commercial market. If you want to get the crème de la crème in terms of jobs, then I would recommend narrowing down the field and choosing a niche area in which to focus your energies really.

Recruitment agencies

Conventional recruitment agencies are not just for regular jobs. A lot of big companies use recruitment agencies for freelancers. The jobs are often of a higher caliber than those that you would find at a routine website.

Prepare a professional resume

You won’t need a resume for regular freelance work, but if you want to play with the big boys then you will need to raise your game. A professional resume will not only set you apart from the rest of the pack, it will give you access to areas that would otherwise have been off limits to you.

Think of this as a career

Rather than just thinking of this as casual, something that you do at the weekend or when you have a couple of hours to spare, start thinking about this as a potentially life-long career with untold potential. You are the master of your own destiny. You have the freedom to work where and whenever you choose – If you are prepared to put the groundwork in first.


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