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Writer to Writer - April 2009 - Issue One

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EDITORIAL:

 

What a nightmare it's been getting this newsletter out to you.

It's been ready for about a week, but I've had major issues with my computer, and then I couldn't get any new articles to upload to the time-management site.

I finally had to delete the entire site and start over. <sigh>

But now it's all working again - at least it appears to be - and we can get on to the subject of this issue!

Are you as sick of hearing about the bad economy as I am?

Everywhere I turn someone is telling me how awful the economy is, how many jobs will be lost, how broke I'm going to be, and how much worse off my family will fare.

It simply isn't happening for me.

The bottom line is this:  I have more copywriting work coming in than I've ever had before.  My clients are waiting for me to have the time to do their project.

I have now begun to outsource copywriting (for some of my own sites), which I've never had to do before.

Why is this the case?  Simple - businesses are outsourcing their writing and advertising projects instead of using in-house staff.

It's devastating for those who have lost their jobs, and I really feel for them.  But that's not my doing, and it's not your doing.  As freelancers, this works in our favour.  There is a lot of work out there just waiting for an appropriately experienced writer to latch onto.  Why not you?

If you are at all interesting in copywriting, but lack experience, this is the time to learn. It's really not as hard as it sounds, but you do need to understand the concepts and the 'rules' of copywriting.

There are several resources available that will help you learn copywriting, and you will find those, along with some articles at http://copy.writer2writer.com

*This link will take you directly to the courses:

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In the last week I've taken on three copywriting projects.  I'm now doing at least one copywriting project each week. This has given my writing income a huge boost, with at least $1700 extra per month from copywriting alone.

The funny thing is that when I began, I was so sure I couldn't do this.  I took some courses, and once I understood what I was doing, practiced by rewriting bad sales copy. 

Believe it or not, I was a quivering mess when I accepted my first copywriting job, but I did it, and did it so well that some of those early clients now use my services regularly.

I'm also expanding the services I provide, which means my income is expanding from that too.
 

Okay, time to move onto the current issue!

This month - you're actually getting an article from me! The topic is time management, which affects all writers, whether you write fiction, non-fiction, books, articles, or whatever.

Okay, that's it from me - time to sit back and enjoy this issue.

Til next time…

 

Cheryl

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How many times have you wished for an extra hour in every day? Many writers lament never having enough time to get done everything they need to do in each day. Perhaps you’re one of those writers who simply wants to find a way to increase the income you earn from your freelance business?

 

The simple truth is that we can all dramatically increase our productivity levels by utilizing some effective time management techniques. With freelance writing, productivity can often equate to profitability.

 

Have you ever begun researching a particular topic only to find yourself surfing the ‘net on unrelated topics instead? Imagine if you’d spent that time finishing the assignment you were supposed to have been doing instead.

 

One of the biggest joys of working at home is that you have the freedom to plan out your day to suit our own preferences. Unfortunately one of the biggest drawbacks for many freelance writers is never having enough time in each day to get everything done.

 

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Entry fees: Writing Contest entry fee is $10 per short story. Poetry Contest entry fee is $5 per poem. 

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