There are many, many ways you can sell your words. Unfortunately, when beginning writers think about a freelance career,they rarely think beyond freelance journalism.
While freelance journalism – selling to newspapers and magazines – is fine, it has drawbacks. The primary drawbacks are low pay, high competition, and waiting months for payment.
I prefer freelance copywriting to freelance journalism because you get paid faster and are paid more, and there’s much less competition. In my writing classes, I always recommend that beginning freelancers focus on writing for business (copywriting) because it builds their confidence.
Every business, no matter how large or small, needs writers. Business writers write anything and everything, from slogans to manuals, speeches, and video scripts.
Business writers, commonly known as copywriters, have enviable lifestyles. A copywriter usually works from home â€“ although you can work anywhere you choose, a farm in Tuscany, or a beach in Tahiti, or in a deckchair on your patio.
Writing for business is easy. I’ve been writing for businesses for over a quarter of a century, and I’ve always said that if you can write a letter, you can write for business.
Give freelance copywriting a try – my ebook shows you how to get started. Currently I’m working on a second ebook on freelance copywriting, which helps you to extend your freelance copywriting career into new areas.
Freelance blogging: the latest market for writing freelancers
Freelance blogging is the latest writing venue for freelancers. It’s growing fast. Writing for Dollars is just-released ebook which shows you how to develop a freelance blogging career.
Discover Blogging, the Freelancers’ Nirvana
What’s a blog? A blog is a fantastic way to make BIG money as a freelance writer.
How much money? Several bloggers I know are making between $15,000 and $20,000 dollars A MONTH. Not bad pocket change. 🙂
Find out how to blog with the blogging best-seller “Blogging For Dollars: How to become a career blogger — in your PJs, if you want”. It’s my complete new ebook package, with free coaching/ consultations as well.
Discover blogging today.
[tags]freelance writing, freelance copywriting, business writing, freelance blogging[/tags]
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