Problem is that sites like fiverr, upwork or freelancer is too saturated with people that newbie hardly get any visibilty and then these sites ask for your money to post your reply as featured. That means only the paid bids get the highlights. Why don't you try some other forum like yooker.com? Its a micro-job marketplace for seo but has many categories like graphics, social media etc. You can post your job from $4 to $10 and get paid by paypal.Any tips, and hints on landing that first freelance job? I keep applying to random gigs, and sites, but I never hear anything back even though I do have the time and experience being able to write what they're asking for.
HELP ME OBI-WANS.
You should also have an online profile somewhere like github, dribbble etc depending on your skills.