Recently I shared the three vital elements of content marketing. Leave out one of these elements, and your content marketing strategy is likely to fail.
In the next few weeks, I’ll examine each element separately for the needs of a small business–starting with social media engagement.
Are you a small business owner? Are you using social media to promote your business? If not, you could be missing a vital opportunity.
Over the years, I’ve noticed a real need for freelance writers to find more mentoring relationships with each other than can normally be accomplished through commenting on blogs or participating in social media. Freelance writers need specific information about how to succeed.
So, I went looking for a place that could provide both a chance for freelance writers to interact and an opportunity for writers to learn more about writing. Of course there are a lot of resources out there, but what I found was The Freelance Writers Den (affiliate link).
Blame the texting. Blame social media. Blame the schools. Blame whoever or whatever you want–it doesn’t really matter. The facts are the same.
The sad truth is that if you can’t write well you’ll have fewer opportunities in life. Communication skills are key to success.
This is probably the number one question that other freelance writers ask me. My answer to them is always the same.
My answer is this–write for the business market. You may not get a byline, but the pay for commercial copywriting is much better than the pay for blogging or writing for magazines.
Are you just starting your freelance writing business?
Or, maybe you’ve been operating your writing business for a while now, but you wish that you had business advice from someone who’s been there. Wouldn’t it be great if someone with some experience would answer your questions?
I’ve written the How To Start A Freelance Writing Business e-book (published through Freelance Folder) specifically to help you succeed as a freelance writer. I’ve been a professional writer for 19 years, and I’ve been freelancing for seven of those years. I want to share with you what I’ve learned.
Post Updated 1-21-2010: The price has now been lowered to $19.00
Let me confess something: I rarely read e-books anymore.
That’s because the last few times I read an e-book I was disappointed. Those e-books were twenty or thirty pages rehashing information that was available elsewhere on the Internet (and quite frankly, that I already knew).
That’s why I approached reading The Unlimited Freelancer skeptically, even though it is written by a couple of colleagues that I respect greatly (Mason Hipp and James Chartrand). Click here to visit FreelanceFolder.com website! (affiliate link)
This time, however, I found more in the e-book than I expected. Much more!
What would you give if you were able to peak into someone else’s successful business and learn all of their trade secrets?
In essence, that’s exactly what The Unlimited Freelancer lets you do.
Mason and James walk you through the methodology, step-by-step, that helped each of them build a successful freelance businesses.
This isn’t some rehash of common knowledge – this is a full-fledged business book (200 pages) that I know I will refer to often. I can easily see a print version of this book (not currently available) becoming a staple for most home offices.
Even if the business model presented in The Unlimited Freelancer doesn’t fit your particular freelancing business – you’ll learn something when you read this book and you’ll find something that you can use.
You can purchase The Unlimited Freelancer through the FreelanceFolder website. Click here to visit FreelanceFolder.com website!
(Note: I received a review copy of this e-book. This post contains an affiliate link.)
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Image Source: The Unlimited Freelancer, used with permission (Thanks Mason!)