22 responses to “10 businesses freelance writers can start today”

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  2. Tara

    Michelle, I haven’t started a freelance business recently, but I got so much out of this post. Thank you for all the ideas.

  3. Steph Auteri

    This is a great list, Michelle. So rich with amazing ideas! I love the idea of diversifying. On top of my freelance writing and editing services, I got my career coaching certification and am in the midst of launching a career coaching practice focused on the publishing industry. It gives me the warm fuzzies to have a career made up of different things that are still somehow connected. 🙂

  4. Jan Udlock

    Fabulous ideas! Thanks for all the information.

  5. Clara Mathews

    I recently started a freelance writing business. I am still in the beginning stages, so these tips will be very helpful in figuring out my next steps.

  6. John Carraway

    Great examples and a well-researched article. I recently took my passion for corporate communications and started a forum. For me, it’s more about doing something you truly enjoy and engaging with others.

  7. Barbara Kellam-Scott

    Another avenue for magazine publishing is Hewlett-Packard’s MagCloud project. You send them a PDF, they list your magazine on their Web site (mine are at http://bkswrites.magcloud.com), and when someone orders, you get whatever price you’ve set for your work, less only 20 cents a page. Having worked on a corporate mag and continued with QuarkXPress software, it’s almost dangerously easy for me.

  8. Su-sieee! Mac

    Thanks, for this post, Michelle. I’ve just begun brainstorming other things I can do, and, look, you’ve given me quite a few resources to check out.

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  10. Gina LaGuardia

    Thank you, Michelle, for including my firm in your well-reported round-up. I may actually explore some additional opportunities based on the great ideas you shared! 🙂 I commend you on this list and am humbled to be included among these very ambitious writing and editing professionals. Thanks again.

  11. Eric Novinson

    That La Guardia editorial services site looks interesting, think I will apply there. Have you ever considered creating your own editorial service, Michelle? Most of the aggregators pay extremely low, someone just asked me to write articles for $7 each and I decided not to take that offer.

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  13. Tudung

    Many thanks for publishing this review.It is really useful for me.

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  16. Anne-Marie Concepcion

    Excellent article. I have another one to add to your list: eBook Packager. A good friend of mine is a freelance editor who I’ve hired a few times to help fix the manuscripts from clients who are self-publishers. The clients hire me to convert their Word files to an ebook they can upload to the Amazon Kindle portal or to iTunes for the iBookstore. But I can’t do it all; so I hand off editing tasks to freelance editors and cover design tasks to freelance graphic designers; I just do the conversion to epub and design of the interior. But any freelance editor could do the same, and hire me or any number of other ebook designers as the subcontractor for the service they offer self-publishers. It’s a rapidly growing field as you could imagine!

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  18. Stella

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