Here is a compilation of four top freelance writing jobs trending on the Internet. These are some of the most consistent and predominate topics I have seen within the past six months of doing research on writing, blogging, freelancing, and making money as a writer.
Niche Newsletter Writing – If you are a corporate writer, and like to write business content, newsletter writing is for you. One of the freelance writing brands I researched recently shared how newsletter writing (for example, writing a monthly newsletter for a financial advisor) can pay anywhere from $2,000-$4,000 per month. Writing weekly content for businesses is rewarding and, if your writing is excellent and consistent, you can set your own rates.
Book Writing – Book publishing is a massive industry. A good author is a dedicated professional who takes time to plan their book by topic, content, and purpose. Self-publishing is a great way to get your book published quickly, and at a very low cost. And, don’t forget about ghostwriting. There are lots of people posting ads online, including on Craigslist, who want someone to write their story for them.
Writing Travel Guides – Where would we be without travel writers? We would not know anything about dining in New York, or traveling to places such as Morocco, and many of the other destinations and countries we read about. How in the world would we know about that Bed and Breakfast in Spokane if a Travel writer had not written about it? Before taking my most recent vacation, I perused travel guides on tourism websites. Travel guides show unique travel destinations within a specific travel area, and provide detailed destination information within a publication. These publications are generally produced and sponsored by tourism agencies, or destination sites within a travel area.
Article Writing – If you’re reading WritersWeekly, you know that writing articles is still one of the most lucrative ways to consistently make money as a writer. And, with the ongoing evolution of the Internet, there are more paying markets for writers emerging every day.
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Cynthia Crosby is a new blogger and freelance writer. But, she really loves entrepreneurship and business. She is consistently sharing new ideas, and loves to share valuable content with her audience. On her personal blog, she writes about her entrepreneurial journey and her daily triumphs. Her newest business blog is Petals & Pens, and is focused on creativity and online trends.
QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments
Peek over the shoulders of highly successful freelance writers to see how they earn thousands per article! The query letter is the key!
In these pages, you'll find real query letters that landed real assignments for national magazines, websites, and corporations.
- Abbi Perrets' form letter that brings in $30,000-$45,000 annually
- Sample phone query from Christine Greeley
- The Six Golden Rules of Queries and Submissions...and How I Broke Them! by Bob Freiday
- Your Rights As a "Freelancer"
- and ANGELA HOY'S SECRET for finding ongoing freelance work from companies that have a stable of freelancers, yet never run ads for them!
BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K - $100K Publishing Contracts - by Angela Hoy
Peek over the shoulders of highly successful, published authors to see how they landed publishing contracts worth $10,000 to $100,000! An enticing yet professional book proposal is the key!
BONUS! Successful ghostwriter, Anton Marco, shares his secret for landing ghostwriting clients. Don’t miss Anton’s real ghostwriting contract at the end of this book! It provides an example of what he charges and the payment terms he requires from each client.