What's the Best Way to Make Money from Your Writing?
We all know that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, so how can you use this truism to make money from your writing?
Before I answer that question for you, let me ask you something ...
How many times have you been reading a newsletter or browsing a website when you've been stopped in your tracks by a spelling mistake, a grammatical error or a typo?
Too many to recall, I imagine.
And what happens when you come across these errors?
You'll probably be distracted from the content, and you'll lose confidence in the person who made the mistakes.
Now, sometimes these errors are the result of a lack of knowledge, but just as often, they're caused by a lack of time. Business people are busy people these days -- many simply don't have the time to read through their own writing to double check for errors.
And that's where you come in!
Once you've brushed up your writing skills, you can then offer your services as a freelance proofreader and/or editor to people who have websites, newsletters, sales letters, brochures ... and you'll earn good money!
What Other Types of Work Can You Do?
Here are some of the many hundreds of types of documents you can work on:
Who Will Employ You to Do This Work?
You can find work with:
When you're a freelancer, you can choose the jobs you most enjoy.
What Equipment Do You Need?
The very best part of this career path is that the only equipment you need is a pen and a word processor!
Well, yes, and an Internet connection because you'll be able to work for clients from every part of the world once you get established.
What Skills Do You Need?
In order to make money from your writing, you don't have to write anything yourself ... you just need to be able to proofread what others have written.
And what could be simpler than that?
Click here now to start your new career with the Write101 Editing and Proofreading for Freelancers.
What Are the Benefits of Being a Freelance Proofreader and Editor?
If you have an interest in and a love of English, this is the job for you!
Click now to take the first step towards your new career in Editing and Proofreading.
What's in Write101's Proofreading and Editing for Freelancers?
You'll learn all of the following:
Fundamentals of grammar.
Learn how to use the parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives,
adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. You'll soon understand
when to use the different types of pronouns (when to use 'who' and when to use
'whom'); how to avoid common errors of agreement and much more. There are
detailed explanations of the form and function of all parts of speech, examples,
exercises AND answers.
Essentials of vocabulary.
Find out what NOT to do as well as how to make the most effective use of your
store of words. You'll discover simple tips that will help you work out the
meaning of new words.
Putting it all
together. Learn how to construct accurate sentences and paragraphs and how
to use punctuation correctly! Once you've worked through this tutorial, you'll
have all the confidence you need to produce perfectly punctuated sentences for
your clients. The apostrophe will hold no terror for you!
Writing for different audiences and purposes. You'll be surprised at the number of different styles of writing you may come across in your work. Learn how to master them all.
Proofreading and Editing Symbols. Learn to recognise and use these common marks in publishing.
Editing directly into documents. Word processors have made proofreading and editing much faster and simpler for both editor and client alike. Discover how to use the Track Changes feature in MS Word to produce edited documents your clients can use immediately.
How much to charge. One of the trickiest aspects of starting as a freelance proofreader and editor is knowing what to charge your clients. Learn how to work out your own rate, download a super program that keeps track of your costs or follow the suggested fee scale of a major writers' group.
Resources. You'll have all the best resources on the Internet at your fingertips with this selection of online references.
When you purchase the Write101 Proofreading and Editing Course for Freelancers, you'll also receive The Devil's Dictionary ... No, this isn't some dreadful tome, but rather a satirical look at the world around the turn of last century through the eyes of Ambrose Bierce.
It started life as a column in a weekly newspaper in 1881 and then was published as The Cynic's Word Book before becoming more well-known as The Devil's Dictionary.
Why Should You Listen to Me?
The information and techniques in these writing tutorials are the result of
more than twenty years I spent in the classroom teaching High School English.
Since 1998, I've written and produced a weekly online newsletter that has over 14,000 subscribers from every continent (except Antarctica). The newsletter receives a constant flow of testimonials from appreciative subscribers, and you can read some of them here. My site was named one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers in 2005 by Writer's Digest.