Tips for fledgling freelancers

A great way to boost your career in media and broadcasting is by freelancing. With a combination of the right skills and work ethic, you can be a succesful freelancer! 

Above, professional freelance writer Emma Sarran Webster (Teen Vogue, Shape, Michigan Avenue and more) spoke with Entrepeneur and identified what a lot of us probably already know: The market is changing and publications are changing with it. 

Okay, so how have magazines got anything to do with broadcasting? 

Media more broadly is undergoing a massive shift. Everything is now digital which means that there are more avenues for more people to be seen, therefore it is harder to be seen… or in our case, heard. 

If you want to become a freelance writer, as Webster points out, you need to have a social media presence. The same goes for those trying to establish a career freelancing through broadcasting. If you are trying to get your podcast off the ground you need to be present and stay connected. 

Another thing Webster points out is the importance of knowing your value. Establish why you should be paid the rate you ask for your work. Asking someone for money out of their budget with nothing to back it up won’t get you as far as explaining how long you have been broadcasting for, what type of person you are and what other skills you possess. 

So we can see the overlap with freelance writing for publications and broadcasting. 

If you want to learn more about freelancing successfully why not register your interest for a Certificate IV in Screen and Media. Entries for this round close on the 17th of February.  

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