As I finish up my series on How to Earn a Living as a Freelance Writer, I want to give you a list of resources to help you apply what you've learned. These are sites I go to when looking for freelance writing jobs. Be advised though, things change quickly on the Internet and, although I’ve checked and double-checked the information, I cannot make any guarantees.
- http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/ - this is a new find for me and I really like what Ana’s doing here.
- http://www.chipmacgregor.com/blog/ - a respected industry professional.
- http://cecmurpheyswritertowriter.blogspot.com – Cecil Murphey is an incredible writer and instructor. His blog is always a great source of information
- http://michaelhyatt.com/ - Michael Hyatt was the CEO of Thomas Nelson and his insights on the publishing industry are invaluable.
- http://www.brmcwc.com – this site is the official site of several writers conferences, but it’s so much more. Author and conference director Alton Gansky shares his wisdom about writing through posts, videos and screen casts.
- www.sethgodin.com - Seth Godin is considered one of the icons of online marketing. Anyone with a blog can learn from his pithy posts.
- http://www.makealivingwriting.com/ - I learn so much from Carol Tice, author of this site. Her posts have had a huge part in my freelance success.
- http://www.problogger.net/ - both of these are great blogging sites.
- http://www.thetop10blog.com - great social media resource.
- http://www.aliventures.com - Ali Luke is a writing coach living in the UK and has invaluable info on her blog.
- http://thewriteconversation.com - my blog, with regular posts on writing, social media and how to connect with your audience.
- http://tentblogger.com - another great blogger/writer site.
- http://wow-womenonwriting.com/42-FE4-WritingForTheEducationalMarket.html - this is a GREAT post about writing for the Educational Market.
Online Newsletters and Valuable Writing Groups:
- http://www.writingfordollars.com - an invaluable resource for contact information and payrates for freelance writers.
- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheWritersView/ - this is for more advanced writers, but they have another group for beginners.
- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TWV2/ - this is a great resource for writers.
- http://www.thechristianpen.com/ - this is a site for editors and those who are interested in editing.
- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BRMCWC - the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Yahoo group.
Be smart when applying for work online.
- ProBlogger Job Network (here's a post with tips on how to score a job.)
Work for Hire Publishers:
It will take some digging to find the information you need to apply as an author for one of these companies, but well worth the effort.
- http://www.enslow.com/htmlnasp.asp?file=customer_service.html - Contact customer service and request author guidelines.
Dont' forget to join the conversation!
If you've missed any of the series, here is the list of posts, complete with direct links:
Part 1 — http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2012/08/learn-how-to-earn-living-as-freelance.html
Part 2 — http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2012/08/learn-how-to-earn-living-as-freelance_21.html
Part 3 — http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2012/08/learn-how-to-earn-living-as-freelance_28.html
Part 4 — http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2012/09/learn-how-to-earn-living-as-freelance.html
Part 5 — http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2012/09/learn-how-to-earn-living-as-freelance_11.html
Part 6 — http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2012/09/learn-how-to-earn-living-as-freelance_18.htmlPart 7 — http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2012/09/learn-to-earn-living-as-freelance.html
Part 8 — http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2012/10/learn-how-to-earn-living-as-freelance.html