Exploring Different Writing Markets and Genres Available
What Type of Writing Should You Do?
You could write copy, write journalistically, or write creatively. Which is best for you? What kind of freelance writing should you pursue? The answer might surpise you!
Specialize Your Writing; Find Your Niche!
Freelance writers with more experience may choose to develop their careers by specializing and working within a niche. There are different genres available for writers to explore- such as journalism writing, creative writing, or copywriting. Learn what's best for you.
Need To Know Basis - Five Resources for Creative Freelance Writers
Ready to grow into the creative side of freelance writing? Here's where to start learning about this side of the business.
Be a Book Reviewer in 6 Easy Steps- For PAY!
Shows the 6 easy steps to becoming a paid freelance book reviewer.
Book Review Basics
Book reviews can vary widely, but here are a few of the basics to keep in mind when writing a critical book review.
How Do You Get Books to Review?
A reader and hopeful/future book reviewer asks how to find/get books to review.
Writing the Life Poetic
Book review on writing poetry with Sage Cohen's whimsical book Writing the Life Poetic
What Exactly Is a Copywriter?
Copywriter- What is a copywriter? What's the difference between a copyrighter and a copywriter?
Key Copywriting Terms You Should Know
Key vocab terms that every copywriter or aspiring copywriter should know.
So You Want to Write SEO
How to become an SEO Writer- What is SEO and SEO Writing?
What is the Deal with SEO and Keyword Work?
When writing SEO and keyword articles, why are the parameters so specific? Is it worth it for freelance writers to pursue this work?
Proofreading vs. Editing
Proofreading versus editing, what's the difference? Reader Erica has seen too much overlap recently between editing and proofreading freelance jobs. What gives and should we educate our potential clients?
Blogs and Marketing
Blogging is one of the fastest growing freelancing opportunities out there. But did you know that you can use a blog to market yourself or your "product (your writing), too?
Kinds of Press Materials
These are the types of press materials a freelance writer may be called upon to write, including how-to and definition.
Freelance Writers and the PR Placement Question
Clients are constantly looking for their business or profile to be featured in a magazine. Can a freelance writer really get you such exposure?
Mystery Novel Rules
I know, I know, you're a freelance writer. But what freelance writer doesn't have a novel itching to get out of their head? Check out one of the most formulaic novel genres out there with About's guide to fiction writing.
How to Get Paid to Read
How to get paid to read- details ways to make money by reading through book reviews, literary agent reading and book summaries.
All About Writing Speeches
Speechwriting- writing speeches for others to give- is an interesting and potentially lucrative area for freelance writers to explore. There are also full time speech writing opportunities out there.
Think Educational Publishing is Dull? Think Again! (Book Review)
The educational/curriculum market is a fertile market right now! Interested reader/writers should check out this review of a book that helps you get started in the area.