How To Make Money As A Freelance Writer
I sold my first freelance piece to Good Housekeeping Magazine in 1989. That was a good year for me because, also in that year:
- I sold my first book to a publisher
- I had my first short story broadcast on BBC Radio 4
The following year, I began working as a writer for hire, turning out full length books, press releases, promotional material, video scripts, training scripts: you name it; I wrote it. 27 years later, the markets and techniques have changed but I still pay every household bill from my freelance earnings. Everything I know is in this book.
It isn’t just a list of markets (you can find that out for yourself with no help from me); it’s a practical handbook that tells you:
- This is what works;
- This is what doesn’t work;
- This is why; and – most importantly:
- This is how to get on the gravy train and how to stay there.
“A motivational, practical gem”
“…advice is based on real experiences of what works and what doesn’t”
“There is enough information in this book to set any potential freelancer on their way if they follow the steps outlined.”
“In essence, this book is like being taken to the school gate, but not inside. Lynch has put the satchel with all the necessary gear on your back. . .the onus is upon you to get on and act upon it.”
“…what he does works and his customers and long work experience confirm this.
Those aspiring to follow in his footsteps and become successful freelance writers are given all the steps needed to achieve that goal. The guide is easy to follow and leaves you in no doubt just what you should be doing to get your freelance career off the ground. The lesson is easy – this is what works, this is what doesn’t. High praise for this book. It is all you need to get started.”