Will blog for free
May 24, 2012 1:25 PM Subscribe
Approaching a local small business with an offer to write their blog for free: is this a good idea? If so, how to do it? I'm looking to gain some freelance writing experience and thought this might be the way.
posted by indognito to Work & Money (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
There's a local mom-and-pop business with a website in need of content. They have a "blog" link but then that page indicates they are working on starting a blog--please visit their Facebook and Twitter pages in the meantime.
I've been thinking of trying to break into freelance writing, and thought that offering to write a weekly blog post for them for free might be an opportunity to gain some experience. I do have some published material, but it's not necessarily of the marketing or advertising sort.
I also have no idea how to approach them--in person? Via email? I thought that showing up at their store with a folder of printouts of my written material and resume might work--would they think I was crazy?
Thanks in advance.