Tuesday, August 6, 2019

How To Supplement Your Income As A Writer

Some authors are writers first, and experts on something second.  Others are experts at something first and see themselves as writers second.  In either case, if you can write well, you may want to augment your income by freelancing in various capacities.

Consider the following types of writing-for-pay:

  • Advertising copywriting                                               
  • Playwriting
  • Book jacket copywriting                                               
  • Book proposal writing
  • Catalog copywriting                                                      
  • Textbook writing
  • Direct mail copywriting                                                
  • Ghostwriting
  • Fundraising brochure writing                                        
  • Doing translations
  • Grant writing                                                                 
  • Editing and Indexing
  • Press release writing                                                     
  • Corporate annual reports
  • Web site content writer                                                
  • White papers
  • Speech writing                                                               
  • Research firms
  • Book reviewer                                                              
  • Prospectus for builders/real estate
  • Journalist/Columnist                                                     
  • Business plan writing
  • Screenwriting for film and television                          
  • Newsletters
  • Creating manuals                                                          
  • Family legacy histories
  • Medical and science technical writing                           
  • Scholarly journals
  • Comedy writing                                                           
  • Encyclopedia writing
You Can Cash In On Being A Writer In Numerous Ways, Including:
·         One-on-one consulting and training
·         Speaking before a group or organization
·         Conducting group training sessions
·         Video training sessions
·         Audio training sessions
·         Subscription:  newsletter, webinar, teleseminar
·         Membership:  concierge insider’s group or apprentice program
·         E-books
·         Audiobooks
·         Workbooks
·         Bootcamps
·         Seminars
·         Spokesperson deal
·         Home-study course
·         Weekend retreat
·         Syndicated columnist or radio/TV commentator
·         Blog with ads
·         Website with ads
·         Publish a magazine
·         CD-Rom or DVD
·         Teach
·         Software content
·         Selling your access
·         Textbook contributor
·         Corporate consultant
·         Speaking engagements

In addition to writing adult books, consider doing poetry, short stories, essays, children’s books, and other types of writing.

“Little stokes fell great oaks.”

“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”
--Gilbert J. Chesterton

“Imagination was given to man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.”
--Francis Bacon

“Always be sincere, even if you don’t mean it.”

--Harry S. Truman

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Brian Feinblum’s insightful views, provocative opinions, and interesting ideas expressed in this terrific blog are his alone and not that of his employer or anyone else. You can – and should -- follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at brianfeinblum@gmail.com. He feels much more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2019. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s Independent.  This was named one of the best book marketing blogs by Book Baby http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs and recognized by Feedspot in 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. Also named by WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America.

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