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How to Get Tantalizing Testimonials from Your Clients by Neil Tortorella → ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MARKETING TOOLS, especially for freelance writers, is the mighty testimonial. Why? Before the project begins, and often well into it, there are few, if any tangibles. That spells high anxiety for your prospects before signing on the dotted line. Working with a new writer can be a scary proposition ...
How to Consistently Write Good Copy Under Tight Deadlines by Issa Mirandilla → IN AN IDEAL WORLD, freelance writers have all the time they need to research, write, and edit each piece they produce to perfection. After all, your clients don't pay you good money to write half-baked and fluff-filled content, do they? Obviously, we don't live in an ideal world. We live in a world where deadlines—self-imposed or otherwise—constantly hang above our heads ...
Thinking About Quitting Freelance Writing? Here are 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't by Jesse Whitman →WRITING CAN BE A HORRIBLE PROFESSION for those depending on it for a living. Unless you are one of the few who have risen above the masses, through merit or birth, you might have better odds at becoming an astronaut or an actor. And you will probably earn more as a brick layer, plasma donor, or dog walker, really anything else but a writer. Even literary geniuses like John Steinbeck and George Orwell suffered decades of failure and abject poverty before they got their big break ...
The Option Clause in a Book Contract: A Trap for the Unwary Author by Ellen M. Kozak → A FRIEND CALLED ME UP, all excited about having received a book contract. "And it even has an option clause," she told me breathlessly. She was astounded when I told her to get rid of it if possible, or at least get it watered down. "But they want my next book!" "No," I told her, "they want to tie up your next book." That's what most option clauses do—they tie your next book to them, often without giving you anything for that privilege. And they know it ...

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Expert advice from professional freelance writers and book authors on writing, marketing and making money as a freelance writer. Each month we gather expert advice and timely quotes from leading experts in the industry.

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