finding freelance writing gigs from the road

RVE 153: Finding Freelance Writing Gigs from the Road

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Welcome to the 2nd episode in the Side Hustle series.

Today on the show, I have Kim Chappell from our RVE Facebook group who writes for Dine, Wine & Stein Magazine. Kim talks about finding freelance writing gigs for the first time, how to pitch proposals to clients you want to work with, and always turning over stones to find the best story. 

Freelance writing provided a way for Alyssa and me to make money outside of our normal income before we hit the road. While freelance writing is a great way to make extra income, I just want to give you a few things to keep in mind if you’re interested in finding freelance writing gigs from the road. 

Why do you want to write for other companies?
  • You enjoy writing.
  • You can do it from anywhere.
  • It helps establish your “street cred.”
How do you find companies who will pay you to write articles for them?
  • Work on being a decent writer – hone your skills.
  • Work on your own blog to be able to show others your work.
Come up with a list of companies in your industry you’d be interested in writing for.
  • Engage with their content.
  • Build rapport.
  • Identify your pitch – how will you bring something different to the table?
  • Reach out!
Rinse and Repeat.
  • Be thoughtful.
  • Hone your skills.
  • Provide valuable content.

Today’s episode is sponsored by: 

Stories from the Road Podcast

One of my favorite parts of RVing is sitting with other people and sharing stories: the good, the bad, and the hilarious.

The Stories from the Road Podcast talks to RVers from all walks of life about what led them to the RV lifestyle, the things they like and the things they don’t like, and where they see themselves going in the future.


Other things we talk about in this episode:

  • Keeping a list of ideas to pitch
  • The beginning stages of creating content
  • Starting rate for writing gigs


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