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Freelance Writers

An open group for freelance writers and those who want to be freelance writers. A place to ask questions, get advice, and share your favorite tools of the trade.

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Latest Activity: May 19, 2013

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If you have a question about freelance writing you'd like me to address on my blog, let me know. Send me a message here on S30P or email me at emily at emilysuess dot com with your question.

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Looking to Monetize your Blog? You Need Sverve.

Started by Sue Coates Mar 7, 2013. 0 Replies

Sverve is the simplest way to connect with other bloggers and brands, and start making money from your blog. There are dozens of paid campaigns available at sverve.com right now, like this fantastic…Continue

Invoicing/getting paid for freelance work

Started by Charlotte Klein. Last reply by Eldon Sarte Jan 29, 2013. 5 Replies

Hello, all freelancers!I have recently come across an issue and I thought I might bring it up here to see if anyone can offer any advice (maybe you have encountered something similar?). Recently I've…Continue

Tags: payment, writing, freelance

Freelance Writer Websites

Started by Emily Suess. Last reply by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan Jan 29, 2013. 19 Replies

Link up your own professional website and ask for feedback from the group, or share the links of some of the best and worst sites you've seen out there. Let's talk about what makes a great website…Continue

Tags: websites, Freelance writing

Wealthy Web Writer Review & Giveaway

Started by Emily Suess Jan 29, 2013. 0 Replies

For those of you interested in learning more about freelance writing, I've recently completed a review of…Continue

Tags: writing, freelance writing

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Comment by Emily Suess on February 7, 2013 at 6:17pm

If you've ever considered writing book blurbs as part of your copywriting business, you might find this post helpful!

Better Book Blurb Copywriting for Fiction

Comment by Alexa B on February 4, 2013 at 10:57am

Awesome Emily!  Thanks!

Comment by Emily Suess on February 4, 2013 at 7:49am

Just a reminder that I'm giving away a 3-month subscription to a website that helps new and wanna be web copywriters (writing websites and blogs professionally) build their business. Just a couple of days left to get your entry in.

GO TO THE GIVEAWAY

Comment by Traci Shannon on February 1, 2013 at 12:03pm

Emily, I have not taken that step (and I need to. This year I have committed to taking concrete steps beyond my blog and the classes I've been taking. Thanks for the advice on the copy writing - I need to make a professional website for copy writing. 

Comment by Alexa B on January 29, 2013 at 9:51am

Thanks Emily.  Yes, I recently wrote a fiction novel and I'm working on some short stories.

Comment by Emily Suess on January 29, 2013 at 7:50am

Alexa. Copywriting is essentially writing non-fiction copy for businesses. It could mean for web sites, for print, radio or TV ads, for brochures, those emails you get from your favorite stores when you sign up for their mailing list. It's basically sales material.

Writing fiction is a whole other ball of wax. Are you talking about writing a novel? Short stories?

Comment by Alexa B on January 28, 2013 at 4:51pm

Thank you so much for the advice!  I'd love to write for magazines and other publications, (I have a variety of topics that interest me, and I'll use the advice you just gave to Traci) but I'd really like to pursue writing fiction. 

Also, can you please explain to me what copy writing (writing copy) is?  I've seen several people say they are copywriters, but I don't know what that is.

Comment by Emily Suess on January 28, 2013 at 3:34pm

Traci, have you looked up the submission guidelines for the magazines you'd like to write for? They'll tell you a lot about how to approach editors and what kinds of stories to pitch them.

As for writing copy, it's important that people who need your services can find you...whether that's building your own website (highly recommended) or networking locally and handing out business cards.

Comment by Traci Shannon on January 28, 2013 at 3:25pm

Hi Emily -- thanks!  I would love to write essays for magazines but in the mean, I have done a little bit of free copy work and would be happy to do that as I grow in professional writing. 

Comment by Emily Suess on January 28, 2013 at 3:17pm

Alexa and Traci - I think maybe the best place to start in terms of your freelancing is to figure out what kinds of work you want to do. Magazines, blogs, website copy, something else? Tell me a little more about what interests you, and I can probably give you a few suggestions on how to start.

 
 
 

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