No paid writing experience? No client list? No English degree? NOT going to make cold calls? No problem.
The demand for good freelance writers is growing every day. There's never been a better time to get started building your own freelance writing business - on the side, or as your full-time income.
However, there is one thing you MUST have... CLIENTS!
(and not the sucky kind!)
Read, learn, and DO! Starting your freelance writing business is simple when you understand your first step... and the next. I've been teaching writers how to get started for nearly a decade - and I'll teach you, too!
Available on Amazon and Kindle
Check out You Write, They Pay, my tried and true guide for building a thriving writing business from nothing. You'll get the tools you need to get your writing career going and the money rolling in now. You’ll learn: how to approach projects when you don’t think you know anything about the topic, how to get paid, how to get good clients (who pay you well!), and how to find work when you’re just starting out. Learn how to make your writing dreams a reality today.
2. Enroll in the Course
Coming Soon! Doors open June 1, 2015.
This step-by-step course takes you by the hand and shows you exactly what you need to do to land clients you’ll love, writing projects they’re desperate to hire out.
You’ll learn what kind of client might be best for you, what kinds of writing they need (and why they're eager to pay you to do it for them), three easy ways to attract ideal clients, how to build your portfolio, how to set prices, how to get your website started, and how to make money writing with NO clients at all!
Plus, a TON of secret bonuses - the same goodies I send my writing team and writer friends.
3. Dive in Deep in Bootcamp
Coming Soon! Doors open June 1, 2015.
Once you know how to get clients, if you don’t have a background in freelance writing for business, you’re going to want to learn how to DO the projects your clients are most likely to ask you to write for them.
That’s what Freelance Writers Bootcamp is all about. I’ll share everything I know about how to pitch, price, plan, and do the ten most frequently ordered writing projects that my own firm does. You’ll learn all you need to know to do it like we do – which is at the very least, a solid starting point.
Learn how to do these ten projects, and you’ll have enough know-how to build a thriving writing business even if you never learn another type of project. Plus, you’ll find it a whole lot easier to market your services, because you won’t have that dueling set of voices going: “I hope I get the gig!” vs. “Oh no! What if I get the gig?!”
Buy the book, or enroll in an online course.
You Write, They Pay Book
Find out why NOW is the best time to get started on your freelance writing business. Learn how to find clients who are eager to pay you for your writing talent. All you need to know to get your start right now.
Working Writer, Happy Writer Home Study Course
Step by step lessons show you how to find clients, set your prices, and deliver the kind of writing projects that keep them coming back for more.
Freelance Writers Bootcamp
You get it all! The Working Writer course, PLUS bootcamp access to online video training where you'll learn how to do the 10 most common writing projects my clients order. You'll learn how to DO them, and how to PRICE them. You'll even get feedback on your writing as you learn.
“Even today, it's challenging to find practical advice on how to get started as a freelance writer—advice that's grounded on reality, is based on the current outsourcing landscape and is focused on the best available success paths. That's what I love about You Write, They Pay. In this book, Susan Anderson details what's actually working today in the world of freelance writing. It's based on reality, not some theoretical or outdated scenario. And her advice is clear, sound and simple, which makes it easier to consume and implement. I also respect the fact that Susan has "been there, done that." She endured enough struggle as a budding freelancer to remember what it was like to start from scratch—the mistakes, self-doubt, confusion and fear. Plus, the fact that she still works closely with new writers keeps her grounded and in touch with her readers. And as you'll soon discover, Susan is a great teacher. She's done a masterful job of taking a big, complex topic and distilling it into actionable steps anyone can follow. And she's done it with a friendly and encouraging tone (and a good dose of humor!). Study this material. But above all, apply it diligently. It will work if you work it.”- Ed Gandia, , author of The Wealthy Freelancer and co-founder of the International Freelancers Academy and B2B Launcher
It's a new era in freelance writing, and it's NEVER been a better time to get started with your own freelance writing business. A few years ago, you might have had to twist some arms to get business owners to hire you. Some were hoping this whole "Internet Thing" was just a fad that would go away. Not anymore! Now, not only do the know they need to build an online presence... they know they need a freelance writer's help.
In life and business, there's always a hard way and an easy way to reach your goals. They say you're smart if you learn from your mistakes... but aren't you even smarter if you learn from other people's mistakes?
You Write, They Pay lays it all out there and shows you what you need to do to become a well-paid freelance writer. It's not hard to get paid to write, as long as you've got some practical advice to help you get started.
What the heck is a freelance writer, anyway? Is now a good time to get started - or did I miss this boat already? Why would business owners pay me to write for them? What kind of writing skills and style do I need?
You only need to be a freelancer for about three minutes before someone will tell you, "You need a niche!" (or else you'll die penniless - or so they might have you believe). And they're right... sort of. You're going to learn all you need to know about finding a niche, writing about topics you don't know anything about, and even turning your "I haven't got a clue about ______ (your client's industry)" into a selling point!
You might be surprised by how much money you can make just by learning to write a handful of different types of content for your clients. You don't have to know how to write EVERYTHING! Just these few basic projects.
Sometimes getting started is the biggest hurdle. It's like that with freelance writing - especially if you're still working at another job, or if you'd rather walk barefoot over a bed of Legos than talk with a business owner in person (or on the phone). Not to worry. You'll learn how to find your first writing gigs in a way that sets you up for a long-term win.
Wish you could have a steady stream of paid writing projects without having to go FIND them yourself? And what if you could spend all your work time writing instead of managing clients? You'll learn how in this chapter - and believe me, this is a VERY popular option.
Discover how to land the absolute BEST clients. They pay well. They want you all to themselves. They treat you like a heaven-sent genius angel... because every word you write makes them money.
The holy grail of freelance writing. You should start doing THIS right away, especially if you have dreams of writing a novel, traveling the world, or just doing whatever you want with your time.
Every question that's run through your mind so far as you've been reading... the answer's probably in here. If not, you'll learn how to get an answer. This chapter details all the practical matters involved in building a freelance writing business.
Many freelance writers have gotten their start using what they learned from
You Write, They Pay.
Will you be next?
If you are looking for your go-to book that will show you how to start your own freelance writing business, you just found it. Sue has taken the steps she used to build her own freelancing business and put them in a fun, easy to read manual for the rest of us. I implemented the ideas in Sue's book and started my own freelance business- step by step. It's fun, it's practical, it's on point-- really, it's the one you need! Loved it!
The urge to underline and festoon it with multi-colored sticky notes was intense. I enjoyed how the book was very conversational. While finishing a chapter a question would come up and the next chapter would answer it, great flow. Often when you read a book that is introducing you to a subject it can be a bit dry and any interest or desire to learn can pretty much be sucked out of you. The writing stayed light, to the point, and encouraging.
Susan traverses the scary spaces of being an entrepreneur. She has invaluable advice and experience to share. All small business owners should definitely invest in this nugget of knowledge and powerful information.
I took the Working Writer, Happy Writer class from Sue. She's a gal who really knows her stuff, and she thoroughly believes we all have it in us to get paid for writing. She has the ability to bring out the best in those she mentors. I love her dedication to the art of writing, to encouraging others, and her inspiring sense of humor!
This book is an excellent resource for anyone trying to navigate the world of freelance writing. Sue shares her life experiences and demonstrates that it is a occupation that doesn't have to be just a dream. She teaches you how you can make it a reality. I have worked with Sue, she is definitely a great mentor and expert in the field of freelance writing.
In You Write, They Pay, Susan Anderson lays out a solid path for new writers to take on their way to becoming successful freelance business writers. She provides a number of types of writing you can do, as well as where and how to find new clients. As a 16 yr veteran, I was surprised to find plenty of new advice, and it works! I put one of her points to test, and wound up landing a new client right away. This is an excellent read for beginners or for people with established freelance businesses who may need to update their policies.
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