Monday, September 17, 2012

Review of Freelance Writing Guide: What to Expect in Your First Year as a Freelance Writer”

Many people are tempted by the lure of “easy money” to become freelance writers. There is no such thing as “easy money,” at least not where freelance writing is concerned and the “Freelance Writing Guide: What to Expect in Your First Year as a Freelance Writer” attempts to prepare the wannabe writer for the triumphs and travails they can expect during the first year of a freelance writing career.

Author Christine Rice is upfront and personal about her own experiences but not in a gossipy kind of way. From her own experiences, she has gleaned a wealth of knowledge that she shares with readers in a straight-forward, informative way. If you or someone you know is considering a career in freelance writing, this is the guide book you need.

Because the business of freelance writing is so vast, Rice does a good job of touching on all the important aspects of the career. How to build a portfolio, how to market your writing and places to publish your writing are just a few of the topics she covers in sufficient detail. Are you thinking about blogging? She discusses not only blogging but ways to earn additional income by monetizing your blog. 

As any seasoned freelance writer knows, there is more to the business of writing then just laying down words on the screen (or paper). Finding writing jobs and clients is as much a part of the process as the actual writing is. Once you begin to earn a little money, it becomes necessary to track income and expenses for tax purposes. You will need to manage collecting your fees from clients, too. All of this is covered in “Freelance Writing Guide: What to Expect in Your First Year as a Freelance Writer” in enough detail to give the novice a feel for what lies ahead.

If the quick road to riches is what you are after, you won’t find it here. What you will find is sound advice, realistic expectations and practical procedures for achieving the heights of your own ambition with freelance writing. Anyone with a love of the written word can shape a career in freelance writing from the guidepost in this how-to manual.

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author at no charge. I received no compensation of any kind for this review. This review expresses my own opinion of the material covered in the book.

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