Writers are often introverts who find promoting their writing a bit uncomfortable and challenging. Perhaps the discomfort stems from the misconception about promotion. Promotion is not bragging on ourselves. Promotion is letting the public know what services we offer.
One of the best ways to let others know what you offer is through networking. Networking is simply the process of creating a “network” of contacts for mutual professional benefit. Those on the network purchase your services and you purchase theirs. It’s a win-win situation.
The Web has provided ample opportunities for networking in the form of Facebook, Plaxo, LinkedIn, and numerous writers’ fora. You can also join professional organizations and add your name to their online list of members offering services. I have gotten several writing gigs from such a listing.
So take advantage of networking opportunities to tell others about the writing services you can offer them and to learn about the services they can offer you. You may be pleasantly surprised at how your writing business takes a major leap forward.