For the past year, I’ve received requests and questions on an almost weekly basis for tips on how to start freelancing. Over time, I assembled my ideas into a document, which is now available in PDF form.
This 13-page guide explains the basic steps involved in getting comfortable pitching, researching, and writing stories as a freelancer. It focuses on writing essays, stories, articles, or other nonfiction pieces for publications, though some of the lessons will be transferable to other kinds of freelance writing.
- how to write a pitch
- how to leverage connections
- how to cold call an editor
- where to get the basic skills you need
- how to get comfortable with your own writing
- how to ask for more time, money, or help
This guide is available on a PWYC sliding scale. If you can afford to pay the $10, please do so via the Paypal link below. If you are a low-income worker who can’t afford to spend the $10, then don’t worry about it.
Please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page, and I’ll email you back ASAP to provide a Drive link to the downloadable PDF. If you are able to pay the $10 cost, please do so before you email me.
If you have any questions, send me an email or contact me via Twitter DM.
FREELANCE GUIDE 4 NEWBIES: HOW TO LAND A PITCH
a frank and instructive overview of key tips and strategies for starting out as a freelance writer, from one freelancer to another.