This site has been long neglected. There have been more than a few false starts as I organized my ideas and pondered what direction I’d like things to go.
With so many quality websites for writers out there, there is no point in reinventing the wheel. I want this site to be unique. That’s why I’m choosing to focus on a few key topics that don’t get enough attention elsewhere.
Paying Markets for Freelance Writers
As before, I will continue to list markets that pay a minimum of 10 cents per word. While this rate is considered relatively low for professional freelance writers, it is a rate that will allow you to earn $2,000 per month if you only write 5,000 words per week (which is very doable in most cases, even for those who happen to have a day-job or other responsibilities).
Two thousand dollars is a life-changing amount for many people, and I want people who may be struggling to know that it can be done.
But that’s just the beginning. The freelance writing gigs on this website are organized into four main categories, listing markets that pay:
Hundreds of additional opportunities are listed in my BOOST YOUR FREELANCE INCOME series as well.
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Support for Bilingual Writers
Are you tired of all the negativity out there towards writers who speak English as a second language?
Most writing coaches are going to tell you that you can’t succeed as a writer if you’re not a native speaker of English.
I used to be the managing editor of a Seattle-area family magazine, and we regularly assigned articles to people who had trouble with English grammar and spelling. We valued these writers for the other skills they brought to the table—which included creativity, dedication, the willingness to interview people, and “insider” knowledge on topics of interest to us. (And by the way, we paid 10 cents per word.)
I’m not saying that proper grammar is not important to your career as a writer—and not all publications will indulge you if you are lacking in that department—but there are ways to succeed as a writer despite any linguistic shortcomings you may have. Instead of focusing on the negatives (which are well-known), this site will contain resources and tips to help you get past common hurdles as a non-native.
I’m not totally sure, but I think this may be the first site to offer regular encouragement and advice to bilingual writers—so if you’re trying to make it as a non-native speaker of English, you may wish to subscribe to the site. You are welcome here.
Income-boosting Resources for Translators
In that vein, if you happen to know two or more languages and love to write, your specialized knowledge has the potential to boost your freelance income fast. Keep an eye out for my new course for bilingual writers and translators, which I hope to release in 2018.
Guidelines for Writers & Magazines Galore
We all have our little addictions—and magazines are mine. Ever since I was a young child, I have loved magazines. It’s a long story that I will undoubtedly share later. But if you browse the site, you will notice that I include numerous directories for magazines, arranged into various categories (such as publications for children and teens). Many of these publications work with freelance writers, and I provide guidelines for writers whenever possible. Enjoy these directories—and use them to advance your freelance writing career.
That’s about it for now. What would you like to see on the site?
Feel free to leave a comment introducing yourself.