Avoid freelance marketplaces – This seems counter-intuitive, but clients that use sites like Upwork are usually looking for the lowest fee. The competition is too fierce making it hard to land work at reasonable rates.
Reach out to blog owners – Two of my longest tenured writers initially reached out to me. I wasn’t looking to hire at the time, but their enthusiasm for the subjects I was covering combined with their fanaticism of my site made me create positions for them.
Contributor: Steve Razinski from ivetriedthat.com