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Top 100 Books for Freelance Writers

Welcome. :) You may want to subscribe to the Inkthinker RSS feed, or maybe follow me on Twitter for additional freelance awesomeness. Thanks for visiting! -Kristen ( — In honor of Freelance Writers Appreciation Week 2009, here is a list of my top 100 books for freelance writers. This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the books out there for freelancers (despite how exhausting it may or may not have been to compile), but it’s a place to start. How to Become a Writer. Knowing how to become a writer means sorting through loads of information online, deciding what's best for you, and then putting it into action.

How to Become a Writer

We'll go over the most basic, step-by-step ways to begin making money and building a career as a freelance writer. What Exactly IS Freelance Writing? The first step to successful freelance writing is to understand what it is exactly that you're getting into. No, I won't hire you to write for me, and no, this isn't a "job" per se, where you work for one company all the time, and they pay you regularly with the same paycheck (although that might be one of the arrangements you will find out there). Freelance Writing: The First Step for Students’ Career. Freelance Writing: Getting started for real.

Freelance writing at first thought can be kind of a glamorous vision – getting paid for sitting in coffee shops, jotting down your opinions on a topic, working whenever you want, and getting paid for your published articles.

Freelance Writing: Getting started for real

I mean, Chris from Chrisblogging made $10,000 last month, and you probably already figured out by now that that comes to $120,000 a year. Easy right? For real though, it’s tough. Finding clients and work is endless and stressful. Writing pieces can take a long time. But, if you’re looking for some extra income in college and don’t really mind writing outside of class, here are some tips to get started. Get Ready. Starting a Freelance Writing Career as a College Student.

One of the great advantages in the changes of technology is that there exist great opportunities that didn't exist as recently as ten years ago.

Starting a Freelance Writing Career as a College Student

Start Freelance Writing - How to Start a Freelance Writing Career. If there's an email that I get once a day, it's some variation on the question "How Do I Get Started?

Start Freelance Writing - How to Start a Freelance Writing Career

" Luckily, I get a bit of background with the question, and so I can (sort of) tailor the answer to the individual email -- even if it's just a sentence or two. For example, I may refer a former technical writer wanting to turn freelance to the Society for Technical Communication, while I would direct a stay at home mom looking to make a few extra dollars to Freelance Writing Gigs. I recently told a downsized administrative assistant that she should start with some business writing such as brochures and newsletters, and suggested to someone who desperately wanted to be a full time magazine writer to read Writer's Market cover to cover.

I don't mind trying to keep up with the individual emails, but I do think it would be much more efficient to put this down in one place! There are two main categories that About Freelance Writing readers seem to fall into. How to Become a Freelance Writer: 12 steps. Edit Article Edited by Lyndsey Amott, Tom Viren, Lidija Davis, Ben Rubenstein and 42 others Hundreds of thousands of writing opportunities exist.

How to Become a Freelance Writer: 12 steps

Making the most of them is where the art of the freelancer really comes into play. A freelance writer is someone who writes without belonging to any single company or entity but acts like a small business or an independent contractor.[1] It's possible to be a full-time freelance writer earning a living, or to be a part-time freelancer supplementing a regular income. Fiverr: Graphics, marketing, fun and more online services for $5. Freelance Writing College: The 4 Year Writing Plan. For some reason, a good chunk of the people who find this freelance writing blog are college students interested in freelance writing.

Freelance Writing College: The 4 Year Writing Plan

Actually, this is great. I started shortly out of college, and in fact put myself through graduate school and lifted myself out of homelessness through freelance writing. While I was planning on this post being a relatively short update, especially since it's 1:39 a.m. Freelance Jobs, Freelance Forum & Directory. Envato Studio is an online marketplace for freelance services focused on design and web-development.

Freelance Jobs, Freelance Forum & Directory

Services range from designing a logo to WordPress customization, and all service providers have been reviewed and recommended by our expert review team. If you were a user of the FreelanceSwitch Job Board (as either a freelancer or client) we recommend you check out Envato Studio. Also check out the Envato Studio Blog.

This is now home to some of the content published on FreelanceSwitch (including the Freelance Freedom Comic) as well as fresh content that may be of interest. Get Paid to Travel the World - Travel Writing Tips. Travel Writing — By Lost Girls on January 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm Be sure to check out our new Pitching 101 Series, including interviews with: BootsnAll editor, Katie HammelNew York Times’ deputy travel editor, Monica DrakeThe Expeditioner’s founder and editor-in-chief, Matt StabileGalavanting‘s managing editor, Joseph HernandezTravel Belles’ publisher and editor, Margo MillureGo NOMAD‘s general edit Max HartshorneTravel Agent senior editor Joe PikeTravelingMom‘s editor Cindy RichardsRecommend‘s managing editor Paloma Villaverde de Rico Want to get paid to travel?

Get Paid to Travel the World - Travel Writing Tips

What Do I Need to Do Now That I'm Making Some Legit Money Freelancing? How work gets done. Guaranteed! is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing, and crowdsourcing marketplace for small business. How work gets done. Guaranteed!

With over 10 million users, you can hire a freelancer to do your contract work at a fraction of the cost. Whether you need PHP developers, web designers, or content writers, you can outsource jobs within minutes. Browse through hundreds of skills including copywriting, data entry, and graphic design or more technical areas like coding HTML, programming MySQL, and designing CSS. Are you an entrepreneur just starting a company? How to Freelance. Things You Should Expect If You Start Freelancing and How to Prepare Yourself.

How to earn money writing articles for eHow. This guide was written by WriterGig, one of the top earners on eHow to show other writers how they could increase their pageviews and their earnings by choosing the right keywords, promoting and affiliate products. The writer's real name is Maria but she has made over $1,000 on eHow and shares her secrets in this ebook to how she did it. The tips in this book will work for eHow and every other revenue sharing sites such as Associated Content, Infobarrel, HubPages and Suite 101. Get the "insider's secrets" to earning passive income here... How to Earn Passive Income at What is included in the guide: Step-by-step guide. Making Money on Squidoo - How Much Can You Make?

Yep, I make money on Squidoo! It's a perfectly timed request, Whitney, because I just received noticed yesterday that I am now a Giant Squid on Squidoo. Giant Squid was an invitation-only contest that Squidoo ran for some of their webmasters -- with the hopes of encouraging us to create more than 50 lenses for Squidoo, which is why my Hubpages have been coming kind of slow lately.

Writing on Squidoo: Five Helpful Tips To write and Make Money. Writing on Squidoo is fun and but also has challenges, especially if you want to publish something great and earn money with that lens, but it is something that most people will consider when thinking about writing online, and when they want to earn money.

They need somewhere where they can be challenged to write better and learn more, and be passionate about what people do. That being said, why would I suggest writing on Squidoo, so that you not only increase traffic and make money but have long term success, which includes making money online? For the simple fact that it keeps me on my toes-- it is my business and I have to learn to improve my writing. For others, it is the joy of doing something more with writing, something that will showcase their hard work and something that will improve their writing over time.

Making money is also a great reason. There really are five things that help. How to make money writing online. Have you heard of PotPie Girl? HubPages. Tutorials and Community. 24 Steps to a Profitable Hub. Need to Improve Your Writing Routine? If you want to write articles online in an orderly, effective fashion, welcome to the right place!

Here are 24 steps to quickly establish an excellent hub that will attract search engine (=84.3% Google) traffic and earn you some hubpages money. Maybe these tips will produce some golden articles for you, who knows? Make Money Writing on HubPages. 6a. Why links are important Traffic (getting visitors to your hubs) is the key to making money writing on HubPages. You could say that traffic is the lifeblood through which money flows and links are the veins and arteries that carry it. Why? Because Google is a bit of a vampire and loves links. But just having links isn't enough. An important note about using keywords in links: While it's critical that most of your links have your keywords in the anchor text, not all of them should. 6b.