You’re a professional writer, or you aspire to be. You’re writing to sell. Today, selling your writing — working with clients, blogging, or creating and selling ebooks — is both easier, and more challenging, than it’s ever been.
It’s easier, because there are many more opportunities. And it’s more challenging because the writing world is becoming complex.
This year, I’ve had experience of this first-hand. Family problems have meant that my writing time is limited — and I suddenly realized HOW MUCH I was doing. With my time so limited, I need to cut down on my projects, so I can meet my writing goals for 2015.
Going forward, I’ll be concentrating on personal coaching, and on publishing. This means that many of our bestselling programs are closing. This is good news for you, if you’re looking to build your skills, and increase your income.
In the meantime, you get some wonderful deals. 🙂
Closeout: The Professional Writers’ Pitch Book
Every week, I get messages from disgruntled writers. They have many complaints. Here are just some of them:
- Jobs posted on the outsourcing websites are junk. Project posters want great writing, but aren’t prepared to pay for it;
- When you apply for writing jobs posted at online job banks you don’t get a response;
- It’s hard to get in touch with someone who can hire you at companies with which you want to work;
- When you send queries to online and offline publications, you don’t get a response…
It’s hard to get responses. That’s why you need to learn to pitch.
What’s a “pitch?” In brief, a pitch is a proposal, which you make to a company, offering to do something or other for them. In The Professional Writers’ Pitch Book we refer to “pitches”, because that’s the common term. Pitches are also known as proposals. You can make them to magazine and book editors, as well as companies.
Companies are very used to receiving proposals. They expect them. When you make a proposal to someone at a company, you immediately differentiate yourself from 99.99 per cent of writers, because most writers just don’t do that. They send out letters introducing themselves, and asking to be considered for projects. They don’t propose projects. That’s a mistake.
Here’s why. When you pitch (make a proposal) you may not get the gig, BUT you will be remembered. And when the company has a project in mind, if you’ve sent them several pitches, chances are good that you will get hired.
The Professional Writers’ Pitch Book closes on April 15
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