Archives for April 2013
Freelance Writers: 3 Services I See a Growing Need for Over the Next Few Years That You Can Start Offering NOW
Freelance Writers: How to Identify Problem Clients and What to Do If You Find Yourself Stuck with One
Over the past year as a freelance writer, I’ve worked with around 100 different clients, taking on a bit of everything — from one-off blog posts, to white papers, to ebooks. Some clients have been a complete dream to work for; the kind you truly enjoy cultivating relationships with and taking their phone calls….
Want to Make Full-Time Living Writing and Selling Your Own Ebooks Online? Here are 3 Things It Takes
While I still run my SEO writing company (and am now writing ebooks for clients who are self-publishing them!), I earn enough from my ebooks to make it my full-time business if I wanted to. Then why don’t I you may be asking?
Well, because I have some financial milestones I want to hit over the next few years; I happen to enjoy my work; and I have this little travel habit that keeps dinging my finances. 🙂 Anyhoo, I digress.
In my guest post on e-Junkie yesterday, I gave some insight into what I think it takes to make a full-time living as a self-publisher. Following is some of what I wrote:
I recently realized that I’ve been in the self-publishing game for over a decade. I wrote my first eBook sometime in 2002 (I’ve been erroneously saying 2004 for years). . . . But, it wasn’t until 2010 that I started to make some real money selling eBooks online. That year, I earned over half my annual income from eBooks I wrote and self-published.
I still own/operate an SEO writing company, but if I never picked up another client, I could make a full-time living writing and self-publishing my own eBooks.
Following are three things – in my opinion – that you must do in order to be able to make a full-time living writing, self-publishing and selling eBooks online.
Read the full post on how to make a full-time living writing and selling ebooks online over at e-Junkie.
Hope you’re having a great week, and to my American friends, I hope you got your taxes done in time!
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Freelance Writing Advice on How to Stay Motivated: First-hand Insight from a Freelancer with 20 Years of Experience
What Goes into a Freelance Writing Contract;
What should a Confidentiality Agreement contain;
How to prevent from doing endless revisions for free;
How to outline payment terms;
How to get paid quickly;
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The document is in word so that you can customize it to your own needs. Enter your company’s logo, name, input your rates, terms, etc. All the legally binding mumbo jumbo language is there — all you do is insert your name/company name and your terms.
Impress Clients and Land More Freelance Writing Jobs
Especially with web writing, more and more clients expect confidentiality and original works (eg, content). When you tell them that not only do you provide this, but that you back it up in writing, it will make it that much easier for them to hire you.
You’ll stand head and shoulders above other freelance writers. Contracts/written agreements inspire confidence. If clients feel confident that their ideas and materials are protected when working with an outside source (eg, a freelance writer), it makes it that much easier for them to hire you.
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