Monday, November 24, 2014

How to Increase Your Freelance Income

Books to Add to Your Library

The Freelance Writer's Guide to Making $1000 More This Month.

Mridu Khullar Relph is a successful and highly respected freelance features writer and reporter. Her blog is a must-read not only for her successes but for her honesty in sharing her failures when it comes to earning a living as a freelance. 

Now a book written as a result of her experiences is available on Amazon: The Freelance Writer's Guide to Making $1000 More This Month. As a subscriber to an earlier free course, I was lucky enough to be asked to review it when it came out earlier in November. And although no one can say you'll make that much more a month after reading the book, if you do the work, follow the advice, there is no doubt you could increase your income in leaps and bounds.

From the Oliver Twist scenario in the first chapter--Ask for More--to the sharing of useful markets, Mridu gives tip after tip on how to increase your income. The book is written for those of us who are already freelancing but could also serve as a handbook with ideas to help the keen beginner.

The bonus material, exclusively for readers of the book, provides useful tip sheets, guides and samples of successful pitches. Although I have not yet had time to surf through it all, I have in the past used some of Mridu's query letter suggestions to apply for and get well-paid assignments.

It's easy to follow and written in a relaxed, conversational style. So if you're aiming to up your income in the coming year, start reading, planning and putting ideas into practice now.

The Indie Author Power Pack

This bundle includes updated versions of three classics which should be on every self-publisher's and book marketer's shelf--again at a bargain price. Following any of the tips from Joanna Penn, David Gaughran, Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant should easily boost your marketing and lead to more sales.

It's not a quick read but the initial table of contents makes this a great reference book for writers, editors and book marketers.

The Indie Author Power Pack iincludes Write, Publish, Repeat, by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant; Let's Get Digital by David Gaughran; How to Market a Book by Joanna Penn. Obviously there's a load of new material and helpful freebies included in the bundle.

This is, for me, a go-to book when I feel the impetus flagging and need encouragement and advice on boosting the writing and book sales.

Which books do you find essential on your writer's bookshelf? Let us know in the comments below and give us ideas for a list of Christmas gifts for writers.

P.S. on Autoresponders

I am still checking out the best of the free autoresponders and should be ready with a report early in the New Year. 

Happy Thanksgiving,
Annie


 Anne Duguid is a freelance content editor with MuseItUp Publishing and she passes on helpful writing,editing and publishing tips from time to time at Slow and Steady Writers 


8 comments:

  1. Annie, thanks for this info! I am particularly interested in the "Freelance Writer's Guide to Making $1000 ..."

    Checking it out now!

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    1. Funnily enough,Kathleen, I thought of you when I was writing this :-)
      Hope it suits ?

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  2. I always love it when one author does shoutouts for other authors. Great job, Annie.

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  3. Thanks for telling us about this Power Pack, Annie. I've just bought it, so I look forward to reading the three books it contains.

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  4. Let me know what you think, Shirley. I bought it for the Joanna Penn book as I read the others some time ago. Hope you find it useful.

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  5. Annie, great post. 'The 'Power Pack' looks great. I'll have to get it.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. The power pack looks great. I'd add to your list Carolyn Howard-Johnson's "The Frugal Book Promoter."

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