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December 7, 2008

How to Build a Successful Freelance Writing Business – 5 Freelancing Tips

Selling articles to magazines as a freelancer takes time, effort, and dedication. But, you CAN build a successful freelance writing business — especially if you try these freelancing tips from a professional writer. 

Before the tips, a quip:

“I love being a writer,” said Peter de Vries. “What I can’t stand is the paperwork.”

That’s a major hurdle for some freelance writers: the paperwork of invoicing, tracking submissions, signing and filing contracts (and sending them back), saving receipts, and recording payments and outstanding invoices. Ugh. But, that’s part of being a freelancer.

Some of the following tips for building a thriving freelance writing career are from The Portable Writers’ Conference: Your Guide to Getting and Staying Published — a fabulous resource for writers. And the rest are from me, a full-time freelance writer and blogger…Read More »How to Build a Successful Freelance Writing Business – 5 Freelancing Tips