Getting Started as a Freelance Writer

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Sentient Publications, 2006 - Business & Economics - 201 pages
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Getting Started as a Freelance Writer shows you how to start a freelance writing business, operate it, and build it - doing whatever type of writing you prefer. Even a writer with average abilities can get published and make $1,000 to $1,500 a week, or more. You get all the details on taking the first steps, avoiding common mistakes, and jumpstarting your writing career, so you get published - and paid - sooner.
This book is indispensable for writers at every stage of their career. If you're a beginner, you'll examine whether you really want to be a writer, consider moonlighting, and discover what to know and do before you start your business. The book covers entry-level assignments, marketing and self-promotion, and how to write a business plan. More experienced writers will discover how to maximize their earning potential, which jobs pay the best, how to work with an agent, the most successful ways to grow your business, and how to be more productive.
 

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Contents

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A WRITER?
5
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW AND
21
Organizations and Societies Worth Joining
27
THE SELFCONFIDENT WRITER
33
MONEY AND THE FREELANCE WRITER
47
THE FREELANCE WRITERS BUSINESS PLAN
59
ENTRYLEVEL ASSIGNMENTS
69
THE WRITERS
87
WORKING WITH AGENTS
125
BUILDING YOUR WEBSITE
137
WRITING FOR THE INTERNET
149
GROWING YOUR BUSINESS
169
MAKING YOUR WRITING
181
NOTES
189
APPENDICES
191
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
203

MARKETING AND SELFPROMOTION
97
BIG BUCKS IN BUSINESS WRITING
115

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About the author (2006)

Robert W. Bly has been a professional writer for 25 years earning over $4 million in advances, fees, and royalties, so far. Last year he grossed $400,000. Hes the author of over 100 articles and 50 books. He lives in Dumont, NJ, near New York City.

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