Getting your first writing gig - how to build up a writing portfolio
Paul, a fourth year honors BA student in Philosophy at UBC, asked me how to build up a writing
portfolio to get his writing career train chugging.
I whole-heartedly recommended Hubpages.
There has never been a better time to be starting out on a writing career. Sites like Hubpages give you all the digital tools and portfolio space for free. You can even earn a bit of change if your articles are popular. Take these free tools and build your ladder to a writing career. It's a long, but rewarding journey.
A few years ago many people started out on a long mostly unpaid apprenticeship writing short news blurbs or articles for the local community or university newspapers. A lot of unpaid work to build up a file folder of clippings with your byline. Today starting your portfolio is a few clicks away.
Hubpages writing gives you the freedom to write when you want without deadlines. You're free to write about your passions rather than your editors agenda. Plus your articles doesn't appear in one issue and then disappear into the dumpster. You can tweak, tune and update your stories With the features on Hubpages you're not alone but part of a supportive community all wanting you to succeed.