Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Secret of Freelance Writing

by M. J. Joachim
I saw it coming from a mile away. For the sake of this blog post, I chose not to click backwards and continued wading through page after page, testimony after testimony, to the final pitch. You see there’s a secret to becoming a highly paid freelance writer…

For only $49.00 you can …
-get free luxurious spa treatments to write about
-find out about paid writing gigs
-learn how singing can increase your writing ideas
-spend absolutely nothing traveling through Europe
-become more efficient at managing your time
-find out where to get hired as a writer with little or no experience

Oh yes, there’s a secret all right, and these guys have tapped into it big time! They’ve not only written the words that will get your attention, they’ve marketed their writing, so they can get paid for it by you!

Please don’t buy what they’re selling. You don’t have to purchase an MLM program or amazing offer to discover how to be a freelance writer. You don’t even have to join a writing group. All you really have to do is to WRITE.

I know. I know. It sounds so simple. That’s because it is simple. Writing is about getting the words out, making them readable and (if your heart desires) marketing them so they can be read by the masses.

Once you consistently produce quality content, moving onto other things is a natural progression. Freelance writing is not about finding the right magic formula or setting up a business. It’s about writing.

Publishing, marketing and branding your writing are entirely different fields. We’ll discuss them more in future posts. In the meantime, it’s best to avoid sites that draw you in with promises few would want to pass up. My personal opinion is, anytime you hear or read something like that, you should run (not walk) the other way as fast as you can.

That’s all for now, good people! Until next time, I wish you wellJ
That’s all for now, good people! Thank you for visiting my blog. J
M. J.

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