Are you interested in how to get started in freelance writing? If you wonder how to find good-paying gigs in today’s fast-changing marketplace, this e-book is for you!
Start Here: 40 Freelance Writers Share brings together the best success stories I’ve featured on the Make a Living Writing blog over the past three years. Most of the authors are new to freelance writing, and share how they broke through and discovered how to earn a real living as a writer.
This book has tips for succeeding in every aspect of the freelance writing game, from self-confidence and productivity to writing and marketing.
You’ll learn how to:
- Get paying assignments with *no* previous writing samples
- Do painless marketing — even if you’re an introvert
- Negotiate a 600% raise!
- Use LinkedIn and Facebook to grow your freelance income
- Find hundreds of solid customer leads
- Avoid nightmare clients
- Triple your response rate on pitch letters
- Stay productive and focused
- Book good-paying gigs by making one, simple request
- Leave content mills and bid sites behind and find better clients
- …and much more!
This e-book brings you more than 160 pages of advice from over 40 freelance writers, most of whom are new to the field. It’s a compendium of practical tips on how to find those first gigs, move up to great-paying clients, negotiate a better deal, use social media to find clients, and much more.
This is not the usual, stale old advice — these are fresh case studies and step-by-step examples of how to earn a good living as a freelance writer, right now. (I’ve also snuck in my own stories of how I broke into freelancing back when, and again in 2005.)
P.S. When you purchase, we send you a bundle of all three popular e-book formats with your purchase — PDF, Mobi and ePub. Read, use, and enjoy on the device of your choice.
Praise for my e-books:
“Thanks to the Step by Step Guide, my old university is now a client! I emailed their communications office as part of the Guide’s “low-hanging fruit” exercise. I had an in-person meeting, and now they want me to write a feature article for their alumni magazine — at $500 for 1,000 words.
“There’s also the prospect of ongoing work, as they’re interested in upping the university’s Web content for the coming term. It was one of the first letters of introduction I ever sent, so I’m delighted!” -Gwen Boyle
I like how you explained the SWOT and business plan in Freelance Business Bootcamp. Previous business advice I’d received wasn’t specific to freelance writers. I needed knowledge geared toward solopreneurs and services. Your book covers this beautifully.
I also appreciate your detailing every realistic disaster and how to avoid them, especially client management. Everything it takes to start is right there, something that can be scary if left to an inexperienced imagination. You tell exactly how to proceed. I look forward to more of your books!—Deidre M. Simpson
Freelance Business Bootcamp is an excellent book full of extremely useful information on everything I could think of and more. You both did a wonderfully thorough job and explained things very well. I loved the format and was surprised at just how much info was packed in there. —Patricia Margaret Bruce
“You’ll learn how to hone in on your niche, create informative blog posts with style and get the word out about them so you can command the big bucks from clients in How to Be a Well-Paid Freelance Blogger by Carol Tice and friends. It’s packed with information from the experts you won’t find anywhere else–and it’s fun to read. This is one e-book deserving of a prime spot on your e-shelf.”–Shari Held
“I have been blogging for several years in a niche market. Reading “How To Be A Well-Paid Freelance Blogger,” was an eye-opening experience. The book is full of practical ways to develop a blog into a profitable business. It was easy to understand and apply. The information was more than useful; it was practical! There is a great lack of practical books on blogging. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is building or interested in building a blog based business.”–Jon Clayton
“Freelance blogging can be a lucrative career. In their book, How to Be a Well-Paid Freelance Blogger, Carol Tice, Annabel Candy, Sean Platt, and Greg Ciotti lay it all out for you. Do what they tell you, and sooner than you could ever imagine, you’ll be enjoying the life of a well-paid blogger.”–Natalie M. Rotunda, Business Writer
“Avoid a lot of mistakes and wasted effort by reading How to Be a Well-Paid Freelance Blogger as soon as you decide to go freelance! Well-organized, easy to read, and chock-full of advice from four experts who cover everything from blog style to your writer website to networking to rate negotiation. I keep referring back to relevant parts as I develop my own business, and am exploring every link in it.”–Sabriga Turgon
“Wow, I’m loving the e-book. I’ve read a bunch of books on freelancing and the ilk – for research or myself – but man oh man, this has been one breezy read. And useful! Great work all around.”–Bryce Bladon, brycebladon.com.
Need more info on what’s in Start Here? No problem! Here’s a download for you with the table of contents and a sample chapter: