Paid to Write
Become a Freelance Writer
Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business
having a rewarding career that lets you get paid to write.
Welcome to the world of professional freelance writing!
You may have dreamed of "becoming
a writer" ever since you were a child, but now you can discover how to
turn that vision into reality with the FabJob
Guide to Become a Freelance Writer.
The guide explains how you
can start a freelance writing business and get hired to write for publication
or write for clients.
Writing for Publication
you are like many freelance writers, you love to see your writing in print.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of picking up a magazine, newspaper,
or book and seeing your own words on the page – knowing that thousands
of people will read what you have written.
if you write for popular online publications, your words could be
read by literally millions of readers. The icing on the cake is
that you are paid to do something you love.
writing for publication is the "sizzle," then writing for clients is the
"steak." While it may not offer the same excitement that comes with seeing
one of your articles in a popular magazine, writing for clients can offer
solid rewards including more stability and higher pay for
type of freelance writing you can do for clients depends on your expertise,
and a client’s needs. Some writers specialize in working with particular
types of clients. Others work with a wide variety of clients, but
specialize in particular types of projects, such as writing newsletters,
speeches, or scripts, to mention just a few examples.
you start your freelance writing business, you will determine what
types of writing you want to do. You might choose a broad specialization
such as "copywriting" or "technical writing" for any type
of client that needs your help.
you might choose a narrow specialization such as writing grant proposals
for non-profit arts organizations, "ghostwriting" autobiographies, writing
business plans for technology start-ups, "search engine optimization" for
retailers, or any other area that interests you and that clients
need help with.
long as you have the desire, you can become a freelance writer and
start your own freelance writing business. No special education or experience
necessary to break into this career and succeed. You can start your own
freelance writing business and become a freelance writer
you would like to be paid to write, the FabJob
Guide to Become a Freelance Writer is
for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed
in the exciting and creative freelance writing business.
guide's author is Kelly Boyer Sagert, who has written seven books
and sold well over 1,000 pieces of her writing to magazines, newspapers,
online sites and other publications. An experienced copywriter and grant
writer, she also writes for encyclopedias and other anthologies, including
publications from Macmillan and Harvard University Press.
Since 2000, Kelly has taught writing for the online school of F + W Media,
the company that publishes Writer’s Digest magazine.
this guide she shares insider tips and expert advice
from her own experiences and from a dozen other professional writers to
help you achieve success as a freelance writer.
guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to start
a business providing freelance writing services and get hired as a freelance
Ready to Become a Freelance Writer
to develop the skills you will need as a freelance writer (including
research, writing, and editing)
you need to know about copyright as a freelance writer, including:
you can legally use from other sources
to protect your own writing from being stolen
top professional associations for freelance writers (including several
that beginning writers can join)
How to get writing
credentials to help you get hired as a freelance writer, including:
Internships (plus how
to get an internship if you are not a student)
Volunteer writing opportunities
Writing for your current
How to get a part-time writing
for writers plus ways you can get educational credentials more quickly
to find a mentor who can help you become a successful freelance
to include on your resume and writer's bio (includes samples)
to include in your freelance writing portfolio
of publications that providing paying opportunities for freelance writers:
(including popular consumer magazines found on newsstands, trade journals,
and specialty magazines)
publications (including the top websites that pay for freelance writing)
(writing books for a flat rate payment, writing for encyclopedias)
to find publications that hire freelance writers
want to be contacted by freelance writers
to write a query to get a freelance writing assignment, including:
to attract an editor's attention by tailoring your query to their
you should know about multiple submissions
happens after you are offered a writing assignment
advice on choosing a writing specialty so you can get paid more
and get editors to approach you
Your Own Freelance Writing Business
a profitable freelance writing specialization
opportunities in freelance writing for clients, including:
(also known as marketing writing)
about types of clients who hire freelance writers, including:
organizations and individuals
that can hire you for freelance writing jobs
and worst ways to find freelance writing work that pays well
to market your services to corporate clients, including:
to inquiries from prospective freelance writing clients
freelance writers should contact in large corporations
you need to know about preparing proposals for freelance writing
to do during your first meeting to make a positive impression on
a prospective client
the client's needs and project specifics including the budget and scope
of writing services to be provided
for working with a client to ensure satisfaction and help get repeat
you will discover:
to start a part-time or full-time freelance writing business for little
or no money
about business matters affecting freelance writers including insurance,
licenses, legal structures, etc.
to include in your business plan
a name for your freelance writing business (plus information about
using a pseudonym or pen name)
to set up an office for your freelance writing business
of start-up financing if you want to spend more on your freelance
writing business (e.g. leasing an office instead of working from home)
your freelance writing services, with information on:
to set your hourly rate
to invoice clients
to include in a client contract or agreement (includes samples)
to hire an assistant for your writing business
to market your freelance writing services effectively through:
on managing writing projects including how to choose vendors such
as designers and printers
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of what you need to become a freelance writer and start own your freelance
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letter to an editor
for a freelance writer
Sample scripts of what
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letter to an agency
for freelance writing services
letter of engagement and sample agreement)
for a freelance writing business
release for a freelance writing business
to templates for creating business stationery and marketing materials
and checklists to help you keep track of expenses and writing projects
more! (including free updates)
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was featured in Woman's World Magazine ("Land Your Dream Job" article).
FabJob Guide to Become a Freelance Writer will take you step-by-step through
everything you'll need to succeed in your career as a freelance writer.
Each chapter is full of important information, helpful advice, and useful
tips from freelance writing experts. You'll learn how to start a freelance
writing business, set your fees, and get clients. By following the advice
and using the valuable resources included in this guide you will be on
your way to success in the freelance writing business."
— Tag Goulet,
"One thing I like about
the FabJob books is the depth of information they provide for making a
change to a new career. They provide actual samples you can use as templates,
including: sample of what to say when talking to a prospective client,
sample invoice, and sample contract."
"This e-book shows two paths to freelancing: writing magazine and
newspaper articles, and writing in the corporate world. It's a good overall look at the writing business,
with lots of samples, charts, lists and links. It's a worthwhile resource. I know I found myself taking notes
and marking lots of pages to refer back to.
The FabJob Guide emphasizes the business side of freelancing, with lots of information that can benefit all of us. Sagert writes in depth about how to find and approach clients and
how to bid on projects. If you can write, you can do it."
from a review by Sue Fagalde Lick, Freelancing for Newspapers blog
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