Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business: The Complete Guide to Starting and Scaling from Scratch
Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business: The Complete Guide to Starting and Scaling from Scratch

Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business: The Complete Guide to Starting and Scaling from Scratch

by Inc. The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Laura Pennington Briggs

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Overview

Write Your Own Success Story

Breaking into freelance writing has gotten much easier for word-savvy entrepreneurs like you. But even in the golden age of content creation, you still need to know what it takes to launch and consistently pitch your services so you can grow and scale your freelance writing side hustle into a full-fledged career you really love.

Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business is an easy-to-understand, introductory, and nontechnical approach to the world of freelance writing. This book teaches you how to leverage the fast-changing pace of technology to grow a business that gives you the freedom and flexibility you want. You’ll learn how to:

  • Assess your freelancing skillset
  • Determine the best way to position your business to clients
  • Research the most profitable freelance writing opportunities
  • Create a series of pitches that convert to profitable client relationships
  • Use freelance job sites to build a strong client base
  • Master the art of time management so you don’t miss a single deadline
  • Market your business in multiple channels to grow and scale your business

You’ll also get an inside look at a freelance writing business and related tips and strategies from a multi-six figure online freelance writer. So what are you waiting for? The time is “write” to start today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599186450
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Publication date: 07/16/2019
Series: Startup
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 441,049
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

For more than four decades, Entrepreneur Media, Inc. has set the course for success for millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners. We’ll teach you the secrets of the winners and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success.

With no formal training, Laura Pennington Briggs began her online freelance career in 2012. In just 18 months, and after working with clients all around the world, including Microsoft and Truecar, she scaled her business to six figures. Laura has used the strategies shared in Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business to grow her own business each year and has advised thousands of her online students how to launch and grow successful and flexible freelance careers. She is also a recognized expert in the online freelance world as a writer for Business Insider, The Huffington Post, and as a popular podcast guest and virtual summit speaker on freelancing topics. She’s the host of the Better Biz Academy podcast and the Freelance Freedom YouTube channel for aspiring freelancers.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Freelance Writing Today
  • Chapter 2: What Life is Really Like as a Freelance Writer
  • Chapter 3: Business Aspects You Must Set Up Right Away
  • Chapter 4: Types of Freelance Writing You Can Do Online
  • Chapter 5: To Niche or Not to Niche
  • Chapter 6: How to Launch a Freelance Writing Business in 3 Easy Steps
  • Chapter 7: Starting a Side or Full-Time Business as a Freelance Writer
  • Chapter 8: Client Management
  • Chapter 9: Understanding the paperwork/legal aspects of freelance writing
  • Chapter 10: Methods of Marketing Your Freelance Writing Business Offline
  • Chapter 11: Methods of Marketing Your Freelance Writing Business Online
  • Chapter 12: Pitfalls to avoid in your freelance writing business
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  • Resources
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