Starting a freelance writing career isn’t always easy. There are confusing terms to learn, decisions about office space to make, budgeting and cash flow projections, and a million other items on the to-do list. But most important of all, you need to find clients. Without clients, there’s no business. And if you want to make a … Read more
You’ve finally typed “The End” on that manuscript that’s been your baby for the last year. You are so ready to get this thing published. And with the advent of self-publishing, it’s entirely possible to have your book in your hands almost as soon as the word “end” has been typed on the final page. … Read more
How to grow your audience with a mailing list I’ll start this post about growing your email list with a full disclosure: I don’t have a large email list. I’ve had this website for two years, and though I know exactly what it takes to grow an email list, I’ve been spending my limited time … Read more
Finding freelance writing gigs isn’t always easy, especially when you’re first starting out. But with a little guidance, starting and growing your freelance writing career, multi-niche or otherwise, doesn’t have to be hard. Make no mistake; starting any career is hard work. But the steps to get there don’t have to be hard, and … Read more
For anyone wanting to make a living as a writer, finding good, well-paying freelance writing gigs can be something of a mystery. Many new writers get discouraged by the peanuts-per-word rates found on content mills and elsewhere. And whereas a handful of writers may have made good money on these types of sites (and I use … Read more
It’s a catch-22: you want to pitch a publication, but you need a writing sample. But you can’t get samples unless you pitch a publication. All is not lost: you can get your initial clip if you follow some simple steps.
Yes, I Write for Free. Here’s Why.
I couldn’t agree more with all of the above statements.
If you’re trying to start a career as a freelancer, you may have heard the experession “under-promise and over-deliver.” The concept is simple: state what you’ll do, and then do a little bit more. Depending on how much you want to get repeat business from the client, deliver a lot more.
I have a great example from a contributing writer who sent me an excellent pitch, and then over-delivered on her promises. With Celia Abernethy’s permission, I’m sharing her journey to becoming a contributor on multitalentedwriters.com.