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Editor friends - tips for going freelance?

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Make friends with as many producers as you can both: agency side, internal agency post houses and production houses. Have your site clearly show your work and easily shareable. Email - even cold emails - everyone one to add them to their Rolodex

I’m a full-timer but I also side hustle, and I’ve gotten those gigs from former coworkers who have started their own projects and liked working with me, so I’d recommend doing the LinkedIn thing and just networking. I also get contacted by Creative Circle and the like a lot for placements that I obviously never take, so of course that’s always an option. Lastly, there are a few really helpful groups on Facebook that you can join, like Editors Association of Earth...lots of helpful tips, though not really ad-industry focused.

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