So What to do as a Freelance Writer?
January 27, 2010
I was writing to a friend of mine who is a freelance writer, with tons more work than I have in a month. Granted, these days have been harder for her than for me.
Freelance writing is one way to make some money in this publishing industry, but did you know that publishers also look at guest blogs and other writing aspects when deciding on a marketable book? ( or giving more money to market a book?)
See, freelance writing isn’t all that glamorous, but when it boils down to acceptance or denial of a book by a publisher, this may make the difference. You can add a small portion of it to your resume.
Freelance Writing: what do you do?
I have never known much about the world of (paid) freelance writing. It seems to me that it can be elusive… there are jobs out there but most seem to be word of mouth or maybe networking.
I did publish a few articles in local papers (none paid), and I have my blog of course, but I have never tapped in to the freelance market and probably wouldn't know where to begin.
I bet it can be very interesting at times, depending on the clients and the assignments.
jill– yes it can, but it can also be hard!
@jill – why not check out http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com. They publish freelance job leads daily. They also have Monday markets ( for magazine submissions) and recently published poetry and greeting card markets. And nope, it's not my site, so I'm not exactly shamelessly promoting myself:-)
Damaria— shamelessly promote if you like, and that a great site to look into!
Would love to know sources that hire freelancers!
JS– look at Damaria's comment it's got a link but you'll have to type it in yourself.
Duchess O Blunt
you know, I have often wondered if I am cut out for freelance writing. I have never tried my hand at it, but I think I will check out this site.
Not sure I have what it takes to – but hey – I'm sure it's worth a shot!
Thanks for the tip.
Duchess– you can look at your work on hubpages and other online sites as a freelance writing gig.