Secrets of a Freelance Writer

How to Make $100,000 a Year or More

Robert W. Bly

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The definitive guide to becoming a successful freelance writer, now in an updated and expanded third edition
Secrets of a Freelance Writer has long been the authoritative guide to making big money as a commercial freelance writer.  In this new edition, you’ll find out how to make $100,000 a year—or much more—writing ads, annual reports, brochures, catalogs, newsletters, direct mail, Web pages, CD-ROMs, press releases, and other projects for corporations, small businesses, associations, nonprofit organizations, the government, and other commercial clients.

You’ll also learn how to start out as a freelancer, market yourself to clients, create a successful personal Web site to cull more sales leads, follow up on potential customers to build your practice, and run your business on a day-to-day basis. 
Secrets of a Freelance Writer is the definitive guide to building a successful and lucrative freelance writing practice.

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Preface
This book was written to help you make a lot of money as a freelance writer.
 
To my mind, too many writers spend too many hours laboring over work for which they are paid only a pittance. We live in a society that often forces writers literally to give away their writings, either for free or for wages that, when figured on an hourly basis, are barely competitive with what an unskilled laborer can earn pushing hamburgers in a fast-food restaurant or moving crates in a warehouse.
 
This book is dedicated to the proposition that writers should be paid a fair dollar

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“With Bob’s practical ideas and clear advice, I’ve been able to land jobs I would never have thought of before—and establish myself as a highly successful full-time
professional freelance writer.”—Joe Vitale, Houston, Texas
 
“The best book I’ve found on the business of being a writer.”—Robert S. Winkler, Corporate & Marketing Communications, Weston, Connecticut

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About the Author

Robert W. Bly

Robert W. Bly is a freelance copywriter specializing in business-to-
business, high-tech, and direct advertising. He is the author of more than sixty books and has appeared on CNBC and on CBS’s Hard Copy. He lives in River Vale, New Jersey.

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Secrets of a Freelance Writer
How to Make $100,000 a Year or More
Robert W. Bly

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429900140
ISBN10: 1429900148
416 pages
$9.99

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Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
August 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805078039
ISBN10: 0805078037
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 416 pages, Includes tables throughout
$18.99
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