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The Essential Freelance Writer's Guide for 2014: Everything you need to know to get started today. [Kindle Edition]

Jenna Inouye

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UPDATED on March 27, 2014: this guide now includes detailed social media, search engine optimization and content marketing information. Reviews of both Writer Access and Writer's Domain have been updated.

This guide contains everything you need to get into the exciting world of freelance writing today. Be your own boss, avoid the scams and make money on your own terms. Included in this book: the best habits for freelance writers, setting up a freelance writing workstation, finding freelance work and building a name for yourself within the business. This guide also includes reviews and information regarding some of the major writing companies today.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1096 KB
  • Print Length: 94 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
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  • Language: English
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Read her blog first. 28 Mar 2014
By MP - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Search Amazon for "freelance writing." You'll get pages upon pages of e-books slapped together full of easily googled information with no originality and absolutely nothing useful to say, and The Essential Freelance Writer's Guide is no different. Basically, it's all about how to spin out content for content mills for about a cent per word.

If you read the author's blog, you'll notice that she always says how she's writing thousands of words everyday "...they had continually accepted my fast, off-the-cuff and honestly somewhat generic content." - and that quality is not important to her. This publication is no exception. It's very low quality. It reads like something that was scrapped together in hopes that people will pay even just a dollar for it.

Positive reviews are from those who the author has exchanged positive reviews with - not genuine readers. A blog post asking for review exchanges is also published on her blog. It really doesn't contain any advice on how to become a good freelance writer, it contains advice on how to write for clients that want the cheapest possible content.

There are great freelance writing guides out there, Linda Formichelli's a good place to start and will tell you how to write well even if you're not already a writer.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sincere Gratitude as the Highest Form of Review 20 Feb 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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While I cannot speak for freelance writers with any ACTUAL paid writing to their name, I believe that I can speak for the countless hoards of wishful-would-BE-if-only... freelance writers that are counting their pennies and reading countless reviews of "The REAL How to, TOTALLY Complete Guide and Last Word on Freelance Writing that Will Work For You, Yesterday" books on Amazon and wondering which, if any, are worthy of those pennies. Ms. Inouye's book IS worthy of those pennies, and then some. Why?

The quality and quantity of information packed into this book really does qualify it as "essential"; that alone is a rarity and a gem of one at that. Her tone is friendly and encouraging, but like a TRUE friend, she is not shy to point out the many pitfalls, stumbling blocks, and hurdles to successfully launching and sustaining a freelance writing career; and even if you KNOW you have thought of them all - you're wrong. And if you were unknowingly wearing the faintest of rose-tinged glasses while thinking about going into this career, they will gently be removed and replaced with clear magnifying glasses. If you love to write but lack a knack for business, or if concepts like self-promotion and author branding leave you feeling daunted, queasy, or just blinking into the light, then you need to read this book. As many reviewers have noted, the author's annotated resource list alone makes this book invaluable; but please do not skip or skim over the first 90% of the book - in which the author offers the aspiring writer a mountain of mundane yet crucially important considerations that, depending upon how honest and realistic you are with yourself, can significantly influence how palatable that last portion of the book is to you.

Thank you so much, Ms. Inouye. May you never receive a penny in your thirty-seven cents.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for the Beginning Freelancer 14 Jan 2014
By Lew Newmark - Published on Amazon.com
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When I first began my career as a freelance writer at the end of 2010 there were a few different "How To" books about freelancing but honestly I didn't feel as if they were really definitive in their explanation of where to and what to as far as beginning a career in this very competitive field.

Jenna Inouye's ebook not only offers up insights into the world of freelance writing in 2014, she also talks about some of the sites where a freelance writer can begin to earn a living fairly quickly.

I'm familiar with the sights that Jenna mentions in this book and she's spot on with her descriptions of each platform and what you can expect.

This ebook is worth the price of admission just for Jenna's explanation of the world of freelance writing in 2014, something that any nubie as well as seasoned veteran content mill writer should have a better grasp of as the field continues to grow and the competition for work becomes all the tougher.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish I'd Read It Years Ago... 19 Jan 2014
By Anne - Published on Amazon.com
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I wish I'd had this book years ago when I first started freelancing. If you follow the solid advice given here, you'll save yourself a ton of heartbreak and hundreds of hours wasted, chasing after empty leads.

After six years as a freelance writer, I was delighted to find tips and shortcuts in this book that I can use to advance my career even today. This author knows her stuff.

If you read one book on how to succeed at freelance writing this year, make it this one. Its practicality makes it a must-have for your reference library.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of valuable information 2 Jun 2014
By Holly S. McClure - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is packed with information and updates that make it relevant for today. I've read it - re-read it and taken notes; and I still refer back to it as necessary. An excellent purchase.
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