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How can I get started as a freelance writer?

I'm looking to make around $300-$700 a month doing freelance writing to supplement my income. So far I have been overwhelmed with the resources online and still have no idea where to start. I have no experience writing professionally but I am an English major and have been writing almost all of my life. I'm mostly interested in the "Elance" platform but I'm open to other options. How do I get started? [more inside]
posted by dargerpartridge on Oct 20, 2013 - 23 answers

 

How to cold-contact editors of local (or national) publications?

Cold-contacting editors and publishers in Austin and elsewhere: I want to return to freelancing after several years away from the field. Problem is, my previous freelance jobs all came from lucky, completely random meetings with editors and networking based on that luck, in another city. Please help me strategize so I can make a good impression on editors I haven't met in person! [more inside]
posted by xenophile on Jan 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Ever used FlexJobs.com for freelancing, or is there a better option out there?

Has anyone ever tried using Flexjobs.com for freelancing? If so, has it been a good experience, or are there other freelance directories that I should look into. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Mar 15, 2012 - 2 answers

Please tell me more about project management

What are some of the project management best practices? Are there tools that can help keep a program manager aware of details or is this a characteristic of the person? If I wanted to hire a project manager, what should I look for to get a good/skilled person? Are there contract/independent project managers? [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on Apr 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Going rate for freelance textbook writing?

How much should I charge per word to write a ESL textbook? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Mar 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Freelance writing websites similar to textbroker and demand studios?

Are there any other freelance writing website similar to Textbroker.com and Demandstudios.com? [more inside]
posted by Tres on May 29, 2010 - 1 answer

Objective: To, like, get a job? I guess?

Freelance writing resumes: do you have one, do I need one, and if so how do I make one? [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on May 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Questions concerning freelance writing "per word" rates.

I'm an occasional freelance writer with a background in print magazines considering taking an online gig. What kind of pay should I ask for? [more inside]
posted by joechip on Nov 9, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I get experience with nonfiction magazine-style writing?

I'm a journalism student who wants to gain experience with a particular form of freelance magazine writing, if not break into the business itself. How can I find a print or online outlet willing to give me a shot? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Jun 23, 2008 - 13 answers

What should I charge?

Freelance writers, help! How -- and how much -- should I charge for this book project? [more inside]
posted by changeling on Sep 12, 2007 - 11 answers

Can I interview on a cell phone?

Is it considered rude to conduct a press interview by cell phone? (I'm the writer, not the subject.) [more inside]
posted by faunafrailty on Apr 8, 2007 - 18 answers

Juggling a job and freelance work

Do my job and freelance clients all need to know about each other? [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Mar 1, 2007 - 13 answers

Who should host my freelance writing site?

I'm seeking web-hosting recommendations for my freelance writing and editing business. [more inside]
posted by shallowcenter on Nov 21, 2006 - 6 answers

So, really: If I do what I love, will the money follow?

I recently left my comfortable position in a safe, nonprofit enclave to try the big bad corporate world and see if I could make a go of it. Three months in, the fit is pretty lousy. Ah, but I think I know what I really want to do. And yet, should I give the new place more time to see if things improve? What's that? Yes, or course, there's ... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2006 - 5 answers

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