I was thinking about approaching the magazines through email. That way I could at least attach my portfolio.
I know that I should pitch myself by showing the organization the value in hiring me as a freelancer. I don't know how to do that. I'm a pretty good writer, and I have entry-level marketing experience. I don't know how to spin that into something of value that puts me I had of anyone else. I've been thinking about what problems I can solve for them, but I'm sure they have lots of people to produce content for them.
Other than working at a reduced rate initially, I'm not sure what I can do for them that would make me more valuable than anyone else.
I'm sure this is a very basic question. If you can't figure out how to market your self, you're in trouble. But somehow, I am stuck on this one.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.