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Published: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:26:59 +0000

 



Want an Easy Contract? Try a Letter of Agreement!

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

This is a sample Letter of Agreement. A Letter of Agreement is one kind of freelance writing contract; it is a bit less formal than a contract and details the arrangement in the form of a letter.



How To Be a Book Reviewer (For Pay!): 6 Easy...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

How to become a book reviewer (for pay!) in just a few easy steps. I am a paid book reviewer, working freelance from my home. Want to know how? Let's go!



How to Write a Backgrounder- Example Included!

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Example of a backgrounder is provided for freelance writers to follow. The backgrounded is included with press releases or advisories when needed.



Want To Be a Writer? 20 Writing Majors for...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Potential writing majors are featured for college students who are future writers. We look at colleges and courses.



What You Should Include in a Freelance Writing...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

How to write a contract; learn to write a contract for your freelance clients. Independent contractors often need to write their own contracts. What should you include in a freelance writing contract?



How to Write a Profile or Interview-Based Article

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

How to write a profile: this is a simple process for writing a profile of someone, or writing an article based on an interview.



Best Ways to Get Paid for Reading

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

How to get paid to read- details ways to make money through book reviews, literary agent reading and book summaries.



3 Steps to Ghostwriting Work for CASH!

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Ghostwriting - How To Get Freelance Writing Jobs with Publishers



Five Contract Templates for Freelancers

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Five freelance contract template for freelancers. See an example of a freelance contract here, including five varieties to meet your freelance needs.



A Sample Proposal for Freelance Writers

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

A sample proposal for a freelance writer. Nonprofits often hire contractors through RFPs- Requests for Proposals. Here is how to WRITE a proposal so that you get that job!



How To Set Writing Fees You Can Take to the Bank

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Freelance writing rates; how much should I charge? Freelance writer shows you how to set writing fees you can take to the bank.



How Freelance Writers Get Paid

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Once you've secured clients or completed projects, it's time to get paid. How to get paid freelance writing.



Press Materials for Freelance Writers

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

The types of press materials a freelance writer may be called upon to write vary quite a bit, but all have one goal.



Freelance Writing Rates: Charge What You're Worth

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Freelance writing rates are all over the place, but the following list contains dozens of examples to help you price your services right.



How to Write Your Own Press Release

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Here is sample of a press release, showing both content and structure tips. This shows the format you should follow, with exact instructions as to what should go in each paragraph.



Press Advisory Sample

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

A sample press advisory is provided as a template for freelance journalists.



Six Essential Resources for New Freelance Writers

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Six essential resources for starting your freelance writing career.



Query Letter, Pitch Letter or Letter of...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

A writer asks query letter, cover letter or freelance letter of introduction? Which am I supposed to use and when?



Freelance Creative Writing, Submission Service

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

If creative freelance writing is on your goal's list, but you still need to make money, you may want to try out Writer's Relief freelance writing submissions services.



How To Write a Query or Pitch Letter

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Approach editors query letter pitch letter



Sample SOW Contract: The Statement of Work

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Overview of Freelance Writers and Freelance...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

What exactly is freelance writing, and what is a freelance writer? What do freelance writers do? What kind of writing is considered 'freelance writing'?



Prepare to Write Your Freelance Magazine Article

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Wondering how to write a magazine article? Be sure to take these ten essential steps before you write your first freelance magazine article.



Contract Template for Freelancers- NDA

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

A template contract of a nondisclosure agreement, with specific advice for freelancers.



Sample Magazine Query or Pitch Letter

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

A sample magazine query letter (or query letter) is shown. This pitch letter sample will help freelance writers produce and format a perfect pitch.



Write an LOI, Get Magazine Writing Jobs; Here's...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Freelance writers can use a letter of introduction LOI to target specific trade and specialty magazines. This is an example of an LOI.



9 Editors You Should Query as a Freelance Writer

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

You need to get your query or article into the hands of the correct editorial staff member, but which of the staff editors is the best one for your piece?



Places to Find Telecommuting Freelance Writing...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

The following list of freelance writing jobs websites are places that list jobs specifically for writers who work remotely or telecommute.



Copywriter- How To Be a Career Copywriter

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Looking for a copywriting career, let's take a look at what it takes to get involved in this line of business.



Freelance Writer: How To Write Speeches for Money

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Speechwriting- writing speeches for others to give- is an interesting and potentially lucrative area for freelance writers to explore. There are also full time speech writing opportunities out there.



How to Pick the Best Style Guide for Your Writing

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

A listing of the most used style guides, along with what field they're used in. This is the most current information on citation guides, style guides, style systems, and house style. Should you use AP Style, MLA, APA, Turabian, ASA, AMA or CMS?



Freelance Writers: How to Generate an Invoice

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

For a freelance writer, the invoice is the final step in the project. Here are some considerations in generating your freelance writer invoice.



Freelance Writing Genres: Which Is Best For You?

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Freelance writers have a many genres to choose from. Which writing genres are the best and how do you pick? Here are the basics of writing genres.



Help! My Client Wants Me to Write a Backgrounde...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

What is a backgrounder? This explains what the document is and how to write a backgrounder, focusing on PR writers or freelance writers.



Make Freelance Writing Your Full Time Job

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Get involved in the world of full time freelance by following this set of simple steps.



How To Write A Book Review

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Learn how to write a book review for general publication, based on practices from a paid professional book reviewer.



Surfing at Your Standing Desk: A Review of the...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Wurf Board: What is it and why should home office workers, freelancers and contractors try it out?



Basics of SEO Writing for SEO Writers

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

How to become an SEO Writer- What is SEO and SEO Writing?



17 Ways to Write a Conclusion

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Writing conclusions, especially for news articles, can be hard. Here are some ways to write a conclusion for an essay, article, news story, etc.



Repeat Clients and the Freelance Writer; A Love...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Repeat clients and customers for writers and freelancers--just like a love story! You date, you evaluate, you go out again! Here's how to get them.



5 Ways to Piss Off an Editor and Make Sure...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Hey freelance writer: do you want to be published in magazines? Then don't do one thing on this list!



10 Must-Haves for Your Freelance Writing Website

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

What to include in a freelance writer website: the top 10 things you need to make sure you're addressing if you want to get clients and work.



What Is Copywriting? What Kind of Writing is...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

A thorough definition of copywriting, including kinds of copy and examples. Links to an article on how to get started as a copywriter.



How do I write a fact sheet?

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

A sample fact sheet is provided for freelancers or other writers.



What is a Pitch (or Query) Letter?

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

An attempt to sell an idea, along with yourself as the potential writer. No difference from a query letter.



How to Write for a Magazine

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

How to write for a magazine; freelance writers can learn to write for magazines, a potentially lucrative genre for freelance writers.



Do You Know How to Apply for a Freelance...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Differences in applying for freelance writing jobs versus traditional jobs.



Best Tips for Starting a Freelance Writing Career

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

How to start freelance writing, the very first thing to do.



Getting Paid to Write Essays- Should the...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Writing essays for pay is a thriving business, but is it one that the freelance writer should get involved in?Take a look at the niche and the process.



Freelance Writer Resume- A Sample

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Freelance writer resumes are very important and likely get a lot of use. Following is a writing job resume sample for freelancers.



Why You Might Need a Writing Degree

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Writing degree- do you need a writing degree in order to be a successful writer? What kind of degree options are out there for writers?



Word Nerd? Four Ways to Make Cash from Reading...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Students and nerds: Use your passion for reading and writing to make money. Four ways to make money through reading and writing are described.



Types of Newspaper Articles

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

The types of newspaper articles you write as a freelancer depend on your skills and interests. Here are the major types of newspaper articles explained for freelance writers.



Important Things You Should Know About...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Publication rights are defined, such as first north american serial rights, first rights, anthology rights, reprint rights and more.



What Is Copy: The Many Kinds of Copy

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Ever wonder what ad copy is and how to write it? Freelance writers often write copy for pay. Here is a definition along with a few tips.



21 Freelance Editing Jobs: Work as a Freelance...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Freelance editing jobs are widely available, and working as a freelance editor is possible. But, there are many types of editors. Which suits you?



How To Become a Freelance Writer: Prep Steps

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

How to become a freelance writer: the preparatory steps. Becoming a freelance writer is INDEED doable; I started from scratch. But you MUST prep first



ARC: Getting the Book Before Anyone Else

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Define copy and ARC (advanced reader's copy) and what an ARC is, including the meaning of advanced reader's copy, and who exactly gets one.



Formal Non-Compete Agreement for Freelance...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Freelance writers may be asked to sign formal agreements such as a non-solicitation agreement. Here is a sample non compete agreement template.



Sample Editorial Proposal

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

A sample proposal for a freelance editorial agreement.



I Need More Money! Improve Your Freelance...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Ready to make real money writing? Here are eight ways to improve and increase your freelance writing salary and income, including specific steps.



What does On Spec mean?

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

The meaning of on spec. Freelance Writing.



Everything You Need to Know About Copywriting...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Copywriter- What is a copywriter? What's the difference between a copyrighter and a copywriter?



What You Should Know About APA Style

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

APA Style - What writers should know about APA style



8 Steps to Start a Freelance Writing Business

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Freelance writing is a business- are you ready to treat it like one? Here's how to turn your freelance writing into a bona fide freelance writing business.



Wait a Minute! Freelance Writing Salary Caveats

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Freelance writing salary caveats are covered, including specifics such as billable hours, income versus profit and more.



5 Easy Ways to Start Your Magazine Article

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Getting the article started is the hard part. Here are some simple ways to start a magazine article. Find your perfect lede from these 5 suggestions.



The Writer Magazine - Interview with Ron...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Editor of The Writer Magazine, Ron Kovach, tells readers and writers about the magazine, and what he specifically looks for in queries.



8 Tips for Generating Great Interview Questions

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

The interview questions a freelance writer asks his subject will make or break the article. Here are 8 things to keep in mind as you create your interview questions.



Get Paid to Write Papers and Essays? Yes, It's...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Writing essays and writing college research: are these jobs freelancers should consider? A guest author looks at the custom writing service industry.



Editor - What Is an Editor

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Editor, definition of an editor, where editors work.



Help! My Editor Keeps Talking About Lead Time?!

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

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Different Types of Freelance Writing Jobs- A...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

What are the different type of freelance writing jobs, and how does a freelance writer find the right balance of writing work?



Freelance Writing Jobs Follow Up

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Should I check back on freelance writing jobs that I’ve applied for? If so, how long do I wait, and what's the best way to follow up?



What Is a Kill Fee? - Definition and Example

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

The kill fee is a negotiated payment on a magazine or newspaper article that is given to the freelancer if their assigned article is canceled​. Learn more.



Freelance Writer: Separate Bank Account?

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Does your freelance writing business need a separate bank account?



New Year, Freelance Writing Career

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

New year, new freelance writing career. Why and how to use the new year and the holidays to launch your freelance writing career.



Which Type of Freelance Writing Should You Do?

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

All about the types of freelance writing, and which pathway the new freelance writer should take. Three types of freelance writing are covered.



Got Writer's Block? Here's Some Help!

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Got writer's block? Here are some tips from a panel of experts.



Where to Find Writing Classes

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Where to find writing classes: writers and freelance writers can find a list of places to find writing classes here.



How Does Freelance Writing Work, Exactly?

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

How does freelance writing work and what exactly is freelance writing? This article answers the basic definition questions of freelance writing.



The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Freelance...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Freelance work comes with a huge set of pros and cons to sort through. One reader asks for additional advice and hints on the benefits and drawbacks of freelance work.



What is a Clip?

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

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When Does a Freelance Writer Have to Worry...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

A reader asks about freelance writer taxes. When do freelance writers have to start paying taxes?



12 Outlets for Journalists

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Here are 12 outlets for those who want to get published. Writing for magazines and newspapers means you get a byline and get to choose your own subjects.



3 Unique Freelance Writing Jobs

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Three unique freelance writing jobs- skip the job boards and go after these three lucrative and non traditional freelance writing jobs!



Writer's Cover Letter

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

A writer's cover letter sample is shown, along with tips, hints and how-tos. This cover letter is based on a successful freelance writer's own sample.



5 Things You Must Include in a Writer's Home...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Planning your new home office, writer? First, check out the latest and greatest in new home office products.



What Is a "Galley"

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Galley - What is a galley? The definition of a galley.



How Do I Ask For An Interview- and When?

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

One reader asks about magazine interviews- should you ask for a magazine interview before or after you have the assignment?



Tear Sheet

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

What is a tear sheet? Definition for freelance writers.



How to Create an Invoice

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Submitting your writer's invoice is the best way to make sure you get paid on time. Here is how to create your writing invoice.



6 Reasons Why It Is Awesome to Be a Writer in...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Guest post on writing in the 21st century from writer Julie Petersen. There are many great things to take advantage of nowadays as a writer.



How Do I Get Clients? 9 Tips For Finding...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

How do I get clients? Here are 9 tips for finding more freelance writing clients. Includes non-traditional marketing methods guaranteed to nab more work.



What Is a 1099 and What Does It Have to Do With...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

What is a 1099? What does a 1099 have to do with freelance writing?



New Grad? Ever Thought of Freelance Writing?

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

What advice would you give to a new graduate who wants to be a freelance writer directly out of college?



Carrie Bradshaw’s Mythic Unicorn Writing...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Bustle's take on freelance writing: so-so; depiction of freelance writers in pop culture.



Writers: Organize Your Home Office in Just 3...

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Freelancers and writers: How to best organize your home office for writing bliss!



Freelancer? You Need Disability Insurance!

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Disability insurance for freelancers and independent contractors: Do you need it and how much will it cost?



30 New Freelance Jobs for Writers

2016-08-21T11:26:59Z

Freelance writing jobs listings are the bread and butter of freelance writers who are still building their network. Here are writers jobs listings- some of the best places to find jobs for writers. This is 30 NEW places to find freelance writing jobs.