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Freelance Writing Clients: The Good vs. the Bad by Bryce Emley → I think most freelancers have some conception of what a bad client looks like—those of you who aren't yet freelancers, imagine one. It probably exists. But what about the good ones? What do you want to look for in a client to make sure you don't get a non-payer or an ego-tripper or a possible relapsing sex offender?...
A Freelance Writer's Guide to Using Public Speaking as a Marketing Tool by Neil Tortorella → Writers write about stuff. In the course of that writing they usually conduct research into their topic. That research can provide them with the ammunition for a talk. A writer may not be an expert on a topic before writing about it but they often are afterward. Once a writer has some topical ammo, presentation and speaking delivery skills can be learned ...
Freelance Travel Writing: Finding a Niche Within a Niche by Nick Callos → Nothing beats being able to travel the world and get paid to write about it. Yet breaking into to this highly desired and highly saturated field can seem impossible if you do not have a well thought out game plan. And then when you find jobs, it can be more difficult than expected to get ongoing ones that pay well and make your hard work worthwhile ...
A Newbie's View of Pursuing a Writing Career by Kelly N. Vance → Like many folks, my career path has taken a number of twists and turns. In my most recent pursuits, I've had my own in-home personal training business. I love fitness and I love helping people become healthier but medical challenges inspired me to get a little creative with my income. I've pared down my client base and begun to focus on a freelance writing career. In the few short months that I've been wordsmithing, I've learned a lot about this business and the opportunities it affords ...

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Find 100s of new freelance writing jobs from popular job sites and outsourcing marketplaces.

Writing Contests/Poetry Competitions
Find new writing contests, poetry competitions, and book writing contests.

NEW Indiana Review's Half-K Prize - $1,000 prize - Deadline: 08/15/2014
NEW The Texas Observer Short Story Contest - $1,000 prize - Deadline: 08/11/2014
NEW Barthelme Prize for Short Prose - $1,000 prize - Deadline: 08/31/2014
NEW Miami University Press Novella Prize - $750 prize - Deadline: 10/15/2014
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Writer's Guidelines Database
Find 100s of magazines, journals and websites that pay for articles.

NEW PassageMaker magazine - Pays $300–$950 for feature articles
NEW Tactical Response Magazine - Pays 10-25 cents/word
NEW British Columbia Magazine - Pays 50 cents/word
NEW Guideposts magazine - Pays $250-$500/article

Learn About a Writing Career
Learn about which type of freelance writing career is right for you! Discover writing careers in magazine writing, blogging, copyriting, proofreading, and many more. View all Writing Careers

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Top 10 Tips Series
An ongoing series of the best tips to become a better freelance writer.

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Top 10 Hot Topics
An ongoing series of hot topics that you can pitch to editors at different magazines and websites.

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Ask the Experts
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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Sample Query Letter Templates
Learn how freelance writers compose query letters to pitch articles to magazines and websites. These are real query letters written by real writers.

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Freelance Writing: The Video Tutorial Series
Short videos offer you solid advice on becoming a freelance writer and how to succeed in a writing career.

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Online Writing Jobs for Freelance Writers
Our free 50-page eBook, Online Writing Jobs for Freelance Writers will help you overcome some of the struggles that you may encounter during the start-up phase of writing from home. We introduce you to the most common writing jobs that pay average to high rates as well as offer you valuable advice on landing writing jobs in your specialty. Our eBook is a no-nonsense, concisely-written guide to teach you proven techniques to succeed as a part-time or full-time freelance writer.

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