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The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Commercial Freelancer in Six Months or Less [Kindle Edition]

Peter Bowerman

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Attention: Aspiring writers, career-changers, at-home Moms, journalists, staff writers, recent college grads, 55+ or anyone else interested in making a handsome living as a writer. Here’s the critically-acclaimed, quadruple-award-winning roadmap to hourly rates of $50-125+ – and a writing lifestyle most can only dream of – in the lucrative field of “commercial” freelancing!

Writing drives business. In the course of communicating with its customers and employees, an average corporation generates an enormous volume of writing. Yet, in today’s downsized business world, the catchword is outsourcing. Many companies are asking: “Why pay salaries and benefits when freelancers – offering a range of talent and fresh “outsider” perspectives – give us only what we need, and only when we need it?”

In TWFW, you’ll learn:

• What qualities you need to succeed
• Why now is a good time to get into the field
• How to build the foundation for your business (while working elsewhere…)
• How to develop a marketing mindset (minus the anxiety…)
• What kinds of projects you’ll be writing
• Where the work is and how to land it
• Who to call and what to say
• What to charge and how to get paid
• How to get hired again and again (even with less-than-brilliant writing ability…)
• What it takes to make $125 an hour and more

…and much more

With NO industry contacts, NO previous paid writing experience, and NO writing training, the author built a commercial writing business from fantasy to full-time in less than four months.

Have an unusual niche? Live in a small town? Need to start part-time? Terrified of “sales and marketing”? It’s all here. Follow this step-by-step blueprint for leveraging your background into a profitable writing practice that moves light years beyond “starving writing”!

Peter Bowerman, a commercial freelancer, seminar leader and business coach in Atlanta, Georgia since 1993, is the author of the original award-winning Book-of-the-Month Club selection, “The Well-Fed Writer,”its companion volume, TWFW: Back For Seconds (both self-published), and this compilation—all critically acclaimed "standards" on commercial freelancing. He detailed his self-publishing success (currently, 70,000+ copies in print and a full-time living since 2001) in The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living, newly updated in late 2013 (

Michael A. Stelzner, Author, Writing White Papers; Founder, Social Media Examiner: “When it comes to commercial copywriting, there is NOBODY I’d recommend more than Peter. His books have literally transformed the lives of tens of thousands of writers.”

Bob Bly, Copywriter, Author (75+ books), Secrets of a Freelance Writer: “Expanded and up-to-date, this is still the best advice on how to make more money writing for corporate clients I have ever read.”

Steve Slaunwhite, Copywriter, Author, Start and Run a Copywriting Business: “There’s more practical advice here than in any other book of its kind I’ve ever read.”

Marcia Yudkin, Author and Copywriting Coach: “Still far and away the best single source of information and inspiration for getting started as an independent writer for business clients.”

Nick Usborne, Copywriter; Author, Net Words: “The real nuts and bolts of HOW to live the six-figure writing life—without the hype and hysteria. Solid substance from cover to cover.”

Casey Hibbard, Author, Stories That Sell: “If you only invest in a one resource on commercial freelancing, make it this one. It will deliver 1000 times over in new business.”

Jennie Phipps, Editor & Publisher, Freelance Success: “Everybody wrangling words for a living ought to have this book on their shelves.”

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 688 KB
  • Print Length: 421 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Fanove Publishing; 1 edition (8 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #191,661 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for writers! 10 Jan. 2014
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Just recently finished reading this book and came away with a ton of practical, actionable items! Peter doesn't just hand down edicts from an ivory tower, he practices what he preaches and offers tons of real world examples of how his advice can be implemented. He also writes in a friendly, conversational, accessible style that almost makes you forget you're reading a 'business book.' Well worth the investment!
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional! 23 April 2015
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The freelance writer's career manual!

This book will show you how to stop dreaming and actually begin to make money as a freelance writer!
5.0 out of 5 stars Teaches you what it says it's going to teach you. 22 Mar. 2015
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Jam packed with practical, ready-to-implement advice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Primer for Commercial Freelance Writing 28 July 2014
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A great, informative overview of the commercial freelance writing profession. Goes over the steps of establishing oneself as a freelance commercial writer and the different kinds if writing involved. Really helpful when starting out in this field!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book filled with good information. 9 Aug. 2014
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I really loved this book. Let me look at the whole "being a professional writer" idea from a completely different perspective then I ever imagined. Can't thank the author enough for opening my eyes to the possibilities.
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