How to Get Paid to Write Jingles

Updated April 17, 2017

Becoming a jingle writer will allow you to put your musical talents to good use for local businesses and large companies. The salaries of jingle writers vary, but many find it to be a rewarding career that offers them flexibility while still providing them an opportunity to use their creativity. Establishing yourself in the jingle-writing business can be difficult and involves a lot of groundwork, but the ability to make money by using your talents to do what you love will make the process worthwhile.

Search for clients. Finding clients can be as simple as calling up local businesses and asking them whether they can use your services. This will be a tedious process, because you will most likely get far more "no" responses than clients, but each client secured will build your resume and bring in more money.

Write your jingles. Jingles should be around 30 seconds long and should advertise a company effectively. The best jingles are ones that are memorable and get stuck in people's heads easily, as these will better promote the business and bring in more customers for them. Write a couple different versions of your jingle for each client so there is a better chance of them choosing a jingle that they like. You retain your rights to your jingles, so anytime they accept your services and use your jingles, you will be paid a royalty fee.

Build a reputation. The more clients you have under your belt, the more it will increase your chances of securing new clients. Building your reputation over time will require years in the business, but word-of-mouth reviews can be the best type for jingle writers, especially if potential clients are familiar with your work from local commercials. Doing your best work with every client that hires you will build your reputation as a talented and reliable jingle-writer.

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Scarlett Reine has been a freelance writer since 2008. Her work includes gardening and home improvement articles, as well as political projects for an advocacy network. Reine is studying brain psychology at Boise State University.