How’s your writing career? If all is well with you, click away now… 🙂
If not, read on.
Over the past year or two, we’ve posted about writing fiction and self-publishing because those topics are in demand. You want to know how to tell exciting stories, self-publish, and build an income from the books you write today and sell forever.
I love writing fiction too, and I’m beyond excited that FINALLY, after decades, we can ditch literary agents and traditional publishers to chart our own course via self-publishing.
But self-publishing is a longterm process, and perhaps you need help NOW. If this sounds like you, you’ll enjoy our new series and will I hope, gain some insight, inspiration and motivation from it.
Your writing career: for the beginning writer, and for you, if your career needs a boost
You need to make money from your writing NOW, today, or at least within the next week or two.
You may be new to making money from your words, or perhaps you’re an established writer, and are suffering through the famine part of the freelancers’ feast and famine business cycle.
Either way, you can and should depend on your writing to provide a fast infusion of cash when you need it.
Grow a writing career series: freelance writing from go to whoa
This new series will cover the basics of freelancing, with some useful tricks to help you to grow your business quickly. My motivation for writing it is to be able to point writers to the series when they tell me: “I need to make some money NOW!”
We’ll cover the basics, starting with getting a brief and deciphering it, and getting paid. Our focus will be on building a stable of five to 20 regular, dependable clients, who value you, as you value them.
We’ll also cover the inner game of freelancing: dealing with distractions, self-doubt and anxiety, starting where you are, and finding the perfect clients for you.
What frustrates you about freelancing? What killed your interest in freelancing, if you gave up?
I’d like to hear about your challenges with freelancing, so that I can cover them in the series. Most importantly, if you gave up on freelancing, please tell me why, and I’ll attempt to rekindle your interest. 🙂
I hope you enjoy the series. I’ll collect the posts into a “from go to whoa” archive, so you can visit it when you need help.
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