If you want to write as a freelancer for a living, you're a "writer for hire." Many clients will want you to sign a work-for-hire agreement/contract. In the simplest sense, this means that you are working for the client as an independent contractor and the work you are providing is the client's after you've … Continue reading What Is a Work-for-Hire Contract?
Running your own business is HARD. Things you never really thought of when deciding you wanted to be your own boss keep popping up like an obnoxious fifth grader grinning in serial killer fashion and shouting, "Hi! Hey! Hi! Look at me, lady, look at me!" inches from your nose so you can smell … Continue reading To Contract or Not to Contract
In last week's post (12 Things You May Not Know About Traditional Freelance Writing: Part One), I told you I bought a second book on traditional (editorial) freelancing, which is writing articles for magazines and journals. Well, I'm going to share twelve more quick tips that I learned from that second book as well. The … Continue reading 12 Things You May Not Know About Traditional Freelance Writing: Part Two
The second freelancing contract I ever signed was a nightmare. Why? Well, let's just get it out right now: some clients are a pain in the butt. It shouldn't be so surprising. There are great people in the world and there are jerks in the world, and both sorts of people hire freelancers. This … Continue reading How to Avoid Crummy Clients
When I tell people I am a ghostwriter, I usually get funny looks. It's not a job that is part of most people's vocabulary, but it should be in every writer's vocabulary, even if you decide it isn't for you. What is a Ghostwriter? A ghostwriter is usually hired by someone who has an … Continue reading Ghostwriting 101
**Update: Either before or after reading this, I strongly suggest you check out my post, Know When to Move On Up, as well. It will give you a better idea of whether a freelancing site is a beneficial step for you to take and help you recognize when you should cut ties with sites like … Continue reading Step 2: Find a Freelance Site
Hannah, The Novelist I've known I wanted to write since the 8th grade. My mother was astounded when, at a guidance meeting with a teacher before entering high school, I announced that I wanted to write books. My parents have always been supportive of that choice, and my mother's astonishment simply came from the fact … Continue reading How I Got Started