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How to become a Freelance Writer

A jargon-free guide to starting your own writing business

Whether you’ve just had your first burst of inspiration to quit your job, or you’ve already taken the leap and need some specialist help – this guide will help you understand the basics of being a freelance writer.

Working when and where you want and being in control of your own destiny are huge advantages to ditching the regular job – but many people will be too excited by these prospects to actually find out how to start and run a business properly. This handy, jargon-free PDF guide contains everything a freelance writer needs to consider.

Freelance Writing Guide

by Tom West

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Contents

  • Getting the wheels in motion
  • Building a client base
  • Specialist or generalist?
  • Calculating your rates
  • Other payment methods
  • How to increase your rates
  • Tax relief
  • Late payments
  • Bookkeeping
  • Dealing with writer’s block
  • Work / life balance