Thursday, September 17, 2009
Freelance Writing Income
I found some nifty tips for writers at the Worldwide Freelance Writer site. WFW features lots of great topics, but this link connects you to their free and low cost writer's market databases. Their Free Data Market Database is free (!) and you can browse the list by topic, geographic region, or by multiple criteria. Each market listing contains a summary
of the publication, contact info and links, location, and pay info. What a convenient way to locate and target the markets you're interested in. This of
course, is a step in the right direction to generate
freelance writing income!
Another great place to search market offerings is at the Writing For Dollars Guidelines Database. You can search the WFD site and narrow the search by category, pay scale, simultaneous submissions, and whether the market pays on acceptance or publication. Their database includes all the key market info and is updated regularly. While at the WFD site, sign up for their free weekly newsletter, if you haven't already.
Some might think that writers have an easy job - after all, we get to sit at the computer all day, typing, dreaming, and collecting money, right? Well, maybe that happens sometimes, but more often we work hard for every dollar we earn, and these market resources help make it a bit easier on us. The time saved by using them at least allows us a small break to get up and stretch, get the mail, and dip into the chocolate candy before we head back to the desk.
Happy writing! :)