In this final installment in the freelance writing series, you’ll find lots of advice from freelance writing pros.
How I Launched My Freelance Writing Career – These are the steps that Melissa Donovan followed to start her business.
Make Money from Writing – Debbie Dragon offers freelance writing advice. You have to give your name and e-mail address, and you will receive e-mails that include solicitations for her coaching service along with some good advice.
Going freelance in a down economy – Susan Johnston tells why she chose to start her freelance business during a slow economy and why it might be the best time to go freelance.
Putting a Price on Your Capabilities: How to Set Your Fees as a Freelance Writer – This advice from Debra Jason will help you set your fees for freelance writing.
Building Your Business
Five Paramount Principles for Freelance Writing Success – Bob Younce reminds us that freelance writing is a business and shares five principles essential to success.
Five Step Plan for Setting and Achieving Goals for Your Freelance Writing Career – This plan from Jennifer Mattern gives you an outline to build your business.
Tips for Slowly Building a Freelance Writing Career – Chris Bibey reminds us that business growth doesn’t have to be fast and furious.
Learn from the Best
Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2007/2008 – The list of winners in Michael Stelzner’s second annual contest includes some blogs not listed elsewhere in this series.
Top 60 Blogs for Freelance Writers – The category divisions in this list of 60 blogs compiled by Chad will lead to blogs in your specialty.
Promoting Your Business
Why Every Freelance Writer Must Have a Blog – Ashwin explains why freelancers need to have blogs.
Setting up a Website or Blog: My Favorite Resources – Jennifer Mattern and I share only one favorite resource – WordPress – but the resources she recommends may be perfect for your needs.
5 Tips for Marketing Your Freelance Writing Business – Colin Galbraith offers marketing advice for freelancers.
10 Ways to Promote Your Freelance Writing – These tips from Michelle Vranizan Rafter are covered in other articles listed here but are organized into a single neat list.
Ways to Market and Promote Yourself and Your Writing – Look through this collection of articles at About.com: Freelance Writing for articles of interest to you.
Paying Taxes as a Freelancer (added 6/4/08 as a result of a question in comments from Renae):
Taxes and Freelancing – Tax professional William Perez gives advice on taxes in a series of five articles
If you’re a beginning freelance writer, I hope you have found this series helpful. If you’re an experienced freelancer, please share your advice or links to other resources in comments.