press release

How to Write a Press Release That Generates Buzz for Your Clients

How to Write a Press Release to Get Buzz. Makealivingwriting.com

Do you know how to write a press release? If you do it right, you can help generate some buzz for your clients.

But here’s the thing. A lot of press releases never make the cut to score a media story in print, online, on the radio, or a TV video segment. And that’s not what you want.

For example, Carol Tice recently sifted through press releases as a quick way to come up with 23 story ideas. But do you know how many press releases she deleted, skipped over, or ignored? A lot.

Knowing how to write a press release that gets results doesn’t involve hocus pocus. And it doesn’t have to be overly complicated.

But there are a few things you can do to make it easier on editors and reporters to take notice, pick up the phone, and call your client. That’s the result you want when you write a press release.

Want to know how to write a press release that generates buzz? Here’s what you need to know:

Tagged with: , , ,

6 Basic Steps to Score Your First Freelance Writing Gig

6 steps to score your first freelance writing clients. Makealivingwriting.com

The biggest problem I faced as a new freelance writer was wondering when I’d ever feel ready to make the leap to marketing myself effectively, and getting that first freelance writing gig.

I took me some time to realize that I’d never feel 100 percent ready. But if I wanted to make real progress, I’d have to start taking consistent action to find that first client.

Sometimes we just need a shot of inspiration to send us down the right path, and mine came from Bamidele Onibalusi’s recent Earn Your First $1000 as a Freelance Writer challenge.

My strategy and email template are adapted from his articles, and used here with his permission.

Here’s what I did:

Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Grab Editors’ Attention with a Press Release that Tells a Story

By Gilly Fraser Writers who can create great press releases are valued — and valuable.  However, newsrooms receive dozens of press releases every day… and most go in the trash can. Why? They fail to grab the reader’s attention. A …

Grab Editors’ Attention with a Press Release that Tells a Story Read More »

Tagged with: , , , ,

21 Ways to Market Your Writing Services

In my mentoring work, I often find myself introducing my mentees to a basic fact of life for freelance writers: If you want to earn more, you’re going to need to market your business aggressively. Answering Craigslist or Kijiji ads …

21 Ways to Market Your Writing Services Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , ,