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The Global Freelancer by Steve Dorsey

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3 Cold Calling and "The Visit"

You’ve made it quite far now on your journey to freelance foreign correspondence. You’ve zeroed in on why you are interested in this career path, what you’re willing to give up to accomplish it, and where you want to go. Now, you must find out how to do it.

The last position you want to be in when you arrive in your target location abroad is to be jobless and hopeless.

Likely, you will be jobless. Not many news organizations are willing to gamble on an inexperienced journalist thousands of miles from home base to depend on when news happens. They might give you a try after you’ve arrived, but it’s rare they will offer you a contract or other commitment prior to your arrival.

But it’s being hopeless you must be more ...

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