Advice from Successful Freelancers: How They Built Their Biz & How You Can Too!

Successful freelancers reveal in detail how they did it!

Fourteen editorial freelancers reveal how they started -- and maintain -- their thriving freelance careers. From a college student to a stay-at-home mom, they detail EXACTLY how they got to where they are -- and how you can too!

Advice from Successful Freelancers: How They Built Their Careers & How You Can Too! the stories of actual freelancers. They divulge how they got started; why they decided to go out on their own; how they acquire clients; under what circumstances they would/would not go back to working for someone else — and more.

Update Note: Almost all of the freelancers interviewed in 2004 were still in business as of this update (2011). So, the info shared here is time tested.

I noticed that almost all had different – slicker – websites. As a matter of fact, a few had given me website addresses and in the first release of this e-book, I wrote “coming soon” beside the website name. Progress — and success — is indeed sweet.

Included is a section entitled Finances for Freelancers — a must if you want to start, from the beginning, building long-term financial success. Here you will find tips and advice on areas that every freelancer should pay special attention to.

The following stories are inspiring because they are from real people who, perhaps, had the same fears you do about going out on their own. A diverse bunch — from single moms who wanted more control over their lives to college grads who stumbled upon freelancing as a career — you are sure to gain pearls of wisdom from their success.

This e-book is a companion to How to Really Make a Living as an Editorial Freelancer (, which outlines how to start and maintain a profitable freelance career — everything from why not to submit a resume, to effective marketing techniques, to invoicing and getting paid.

It also includes feedback from industry professionals (human resources directors, editorial managers and editors) on how they like to be contacted, what they look for and industry rates. In short, everything you need to start and maintain a freelance career is included in this sister manual.

As always, continued success in your freelance endeavors.

Yuwanda Black, Publisher

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