Every job marketplace (e.g. Elance.com, oDesk.com and Freelancer.com) require you to write a competitive proposal to bid on freelance jobs.
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Email queries are the latest avenue for sending unsolicited submissions to a magazine office. As long as their writer’s guidelines allow it, most editors are willing to receive your email query letter into their inbox.
Businesses will outsource work to you if you can prove that you can produce exceptional work; you meet deadlines; you can achieve what the client wants; you have existing skills and knowledge matching the project.
Not every freelance writing job requires you to submit a resume; however, many high-paying writing jobs do, especially in the fields of copywriting, public relations, technical writing, and professional magazine writing.