How do I get started?
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Written by Christi
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Once you've finished the onboarding process and created your account, you'll be directed through a guided tour of the site to introduce you to the primary elements--the Document Editor, the Jobs and Submissions listings, the University Library, and your profile.

When you finish the Guided Tour, head over to the University Library. Our video module courses will teach you the ins and outs of starting a career as a freelance writer.

The next step is creating your profile and portfolio. We recommend that all newcomers to the site make this a priority--regardless of your experience level. Getting your profile visible in the Writers Marketplace will get you in front of potential clients and give them a way to message you with jobs/gigs. If you're new to professional writing, keep in mind that you can create portfolio samples from scratch and even create mock-ups for fake businesses. You're not limited to using previously published work.

You'll also want to check out the Job Finder, create filters, and set up notifications for those filters so you'll be alerted any time new jobs are added that meet your search criteria. Don't forget to look around the Submissions area as well, as it may be more useful to you than the Job Finder, especially if you're starting from square one as a professional writer.

Still have questions? Contact our support staff by clicking the chat bubble at the bottom right or email us at!

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