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10 Great Ways Writers Make Money

Updated on January 5, 2017
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A professional career coach, Marcy has helped hundreds refine their resumes, improve their interviewing skills, and advance their careers.

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How Much Money Do Writers Make?

Yes, you can make money as a writer!
Yes, you can make money as a writer!

Where Can Writers Make Money?

3. Trade Publications: These are the little magazines that focus on specific industries - the Dairy Farmer's Monthly, or Plumbing Today. Don't laugh - these publications often pay quite well, in some cases they pay even better than general interest publications. As with magazines and newspapers, research what they print and send them a pitch.

4. Regional Publications: My neighborhood gets one or two 'regional' papers a month. They're funded entirely through ads, and they come in the mail. The trend lately seems to be the tabloid format (almost a magazine in size, but on newsprint or heavier stock). Because they're printed weekly or monthly, stories have to have a lifespan longer than a newspaper item would have. But unlike magazines, these publications often focus on news. They do hire stringers and columnists, and pay will vary according to the size of the publication, how successful it is, the size of the audience and other factors. Again, it's a byline, and can be a regular paycheck.

5. Government-funded Publications: Sound boring? Not so. Think Texas Highways Magazine or Arizona Highways. Travel magazines are among the more common publications produced by state or local governments, and they pay for good writing as well as good photography, in many cases. Some government publications have had budget cuts, but there are still opportunities in this area. And, once you're in their writers' pool, you'll get even more work as time goes by.

6. Chamber of Commerce Magazines: Every city has one or more chambers of commerce. Why more than one? Often, there will be a Mexican American Chamber of Commerce or another group in your city in addition to the main chamber. They will likely have a monthly or quarterly magazine, and they pay for content.

Literally thousands of local and regional organizations or publications need writers

What Do Newspaper | Magazine Columnists Get Paid?

I've supported myself (and my children, when they were younger) as a writer for more years than I care to document here. While many years were spent in traditional print settings, many were not. Here are some ways you can make money from your writing. These ideas have made money for me throughout my career, as well as many of my colleagues in the industry :

1. Newspaper columns: Newspapers are still alive, and while they're transforming themselves to the Internet era, they are filled with, guess what, writing. Many have had cutbacks, though, and have reduced their budgets for freelancers (as well as staff positions). Some columns are written for free, which won't pay your bills, but will get you a byline and exposure. Payment for columns varies with the paper and the market its in. A column in a large city will pay far more than a small, weekly paper in a rural area. But, clips from those columns can move your career forward. Regular staff positions are more rare (and highly competed for, ever since newspaper reporting came to the forefront during the Watergate scandal).

You do not need a journalism degree to write a newspaper column (columnists are usually called stringers), but you'll probably need one to get a staff position. However, once you've shown you can turn in good-quality work and meet deadlines, you'll get even more assignments. If you write five to ten paid pieces in one week, you can earn a reasonable income from your work. But that is a huge volume of writing, so you'll need to practice how to write efficiently (quickly) without compromising quality. To start, you'll need to pitch your stories to the editor, but eventually, you can become a regular columnist or can get freelance assignments.

2. Magazines: Interestingly, magazines are gaining momentum in many areas. The Austin American-Statesman recently reported the magazine industry is on the upswing, with new publications coming out in various cities. Breaking in is the trick, though. It can take months to get the editor's attention, but you can do it!

Even more so than newspaper editors, magazine editors want you to pitch an idea to them. I've heard some people worry that their idea will be stolen - well, this might happen now and then, but it's rare with a credible publication. You can protect your idea from those concerns, though, if you pitch an interesting story that hinges on a certain source (a profile or feature about someone in your city who used to be a sword swallower at the circus, for example). The story sounds interesting, and they may want it, but you're the one with the contact to get the interview.

Pay attention to what the magazines publishes each month and gear your pitch to their content. Ask for their "editorial budget" for coming months - this will be the list of themes for upcoming issues. Magazines plan things out up to a year in advance. You can spot themes that give you ideas and plan ahead, then pitch stories to them that fit their plans for each issue. Unlike newspapers, magazines take forever (so it seems) to print your stories and issue payment; deadlines are many weeks before publication, and payment is usually after publication. Magazines can pay anything from a few dollars for a short piece (for small publications) to several hundred or more for a major feature.

Freelance PR Writing

7. Newsletters: Small organizations usually don't have the budget for a full-blown magazine, so they produce a monthly or quarterly newsletter that has features and news about the organization and its members. Since smaller organizations have smaller staffs (no surprise), they often don't have the money for a full-time writer, so they hire freelancers to produce content and sometimes layout as well. A bonus in writing for these publications is that they frequently provide you with story ideas - they know interesting things their members are doing, or issues related to membership, so they'll often assign topics to you. Pay can be very good for individual newsletter stories and even better if you contract for the entire content plus layout and design.

8. News Releases: As with small organizations (above), many small businesses or non-profits can't afford a full-time PR staffer. You can make a good income doing their news releases and publicity. It's good to develop the know-how to place the stories, though. You'll need a distribution system and contact information for all the appropriate media in order to do the job thoroughly, although some organizations will have their own distribution sources. Pay for news releases can be quite high - several hundred dollars or more for one piece. News releases need to be written in a certain style, and good PR writers are paid well.

The Big Bucks for Writers

While you can indeed earn a good living with the above ideas, you can earn a major income in the fields below. I was able to transform my successful career as a columnist and freelancer for newspapers and magazines into a series of full-time staff positions with increasing responsibilities and increasing paychecks each time I advanced.

9. Public Information: This is not (repeat, not) public relations! Every major government agency needs public information staffers to fend off the media and to present the best side of the story to reporters. This is a very specific skill, and the best training for it is through getting a background in news reporting. If your writing is all-about-you, this isn't the place for you. Writers here need to be understand the reporters they deal with, have good relationships with reporters (I have often mitigated a bad story because the reporter trusted me and knew I wasn't spinning it), and have nerves of steel. The pay, however, can be tremendously high. You will answer media calls, write news releases, do occasional news conferences, be interviewed by reporters (including on TV and radio) and sometimes even deal with national and international outlets.

Public Information differs from public relations and marketing in several ways. In PR, you can hype your story, develop gimmicks - you know, the giveaway coozies and ink pens, the T-shirts, or the cute publicity piece where confetti falls out the minute someone opens the envelope. These things are often illegal in government settings. Government settings rarely have much of a budget for public information, so you learn quickly how to get your story placed for free.

Starting pay for entry-level or non-management positions can be in the $40,000 - $50,000 range (sometimes lower, rarely higher). But once you're established, you can earn six figures or more for senior or management positions. These positions (as with staff positions in print publications) offer full benefits. But unlike most news outlets, many government settings still offer pensions as well as 401k plans.

My years doing this were fun, financially and intellectually rewarding, and as stressful and grueling as being strapped to the front of a jet airplane during take-off and landing. In a hurricane. And I wouldn't trade those years for anything.

10. Corporate Writing: This also includes government writing other than the public information jobs mentioned above. All major organizations (government or private sector, doesn't matter) need good writers. Countless times, I've been pulled into interesting projects simply because I was a writer and could produce good material. You can earn a great income by writing annual reports, business plans (if you learn how to take the organization through the planning process, you'll earn even more), strategic plans and other documents that few others in the organization can produce. Government settings also need those documents, as well as special reports required by the Legislature, Congress or other bodies. As a manager and writer in various state agencies, I've written Legislative Appropriations Requests, Sunset Review Reports, and other major documents. While it's drier writing than doing a blog, it's interesting and builds your credibility and knowledge base. And the pay is very good.

Bonus Tip! Grant Writing Pays Well

Grant Writing: As with corporate writing, this can be very lucrative. I fell into it (or was pushed) because my agency wanted to apply for a grant and they considered me a strong writer. I'd never written a grant before, but flexible writers can adapt to any assignment. And what the heck, they paid my salary. My first grant was for $1 million (and we got it), and since then I've written several others in other settings, some of which were also in the millions. Some organizations need full-time grant writers (the pay is generally good to excellent). But since grants are cyclical (you get the money and it can be a few years before you need to reapply), freelance grant writers are increasingly needed to help non-profits stay afloat. You're paid either a cut of the money (if it's awarded) or for a flat fee upon completing the grant, whether it's successful or not.

Unless you have a great track-record with the exact type of grant application needed, I'd go for the flat fee. You don't want to put spend hours researching the grant's requirements and developing the language and then get nothing for your time. Pay for grant writing is based on the size of the grant and the effort required. Grants can range from a few pages of simple justification to thick documents with attachments and detailed support materials. If you're interested in grant writing, get copies of sample grants from various sources, such as government agencies (which are required to release certain documents). Get a feel for the style of writing, the details that need to be covered and the persuasiveness needed to win the money.

Learn how grants are formatted (many have very detailed requirements for margins and the number of pages), and be absolutely deadline oriented. Grant deadlines are cut in stone; you'll need to get your product written and submitted on time, or nobody gets any money at all.

If you market yourself as a grant writer, ask organizations you contract with whether staff will be providing program information and budget details. You just want to write the grant; you don't want to develop the program they want funded or work out budget details only their finance officer will know.

These are just a few of the places writing has taken me in my career. If I can do it, so can you. If you're writing here on HubPages, you're already developing a track record and bylines. Now, decide where you want to go with your skills!

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    khuram jee 21 months ago

    Informative and helpful guidelines. thanks for sharing it.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, TuTu - I'm glad to meet you here! Thanks for reading and commenting, and I hope the information here gives you some ideas for your writing career!

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    Tutu Imchen 3 years ago

    Its very interesting and useful. Thank you for the information

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Deepika! Best of luck with your writing!

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    deepika sri 3 years ago

    its really useful information.. Thanks

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Mel - so glad you enjoyed the hub! I will be sending you good 'vibes' for plenty of success!

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    Mel Carriere 4 years ago from San Diego California

    Thank you for your useful tips. Many of us dream of earning a supplemental income through writing, and we need all the help we can get.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Good to see you here, epbooks! Best of luck on a successful new career - there are still opportunities out there for writers and editors!

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    Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

    Great advice. I plan to look into freelance writing soon, so this hub is bookmarked (and voted up)!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Michelle! Welcome to the site - I'm glad you found some useful information here! This is a great community, and you will indeed learn a lot about online publishing. Be sure to visit the Learning Center on the site - there's a wealth of good information there about optimizing your work. Best of luck in your new career!

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    Michelle Widmann 4 years ago

    This hub was so helpful - I'm trying to get into writing, so this was a great learning experience for me. I'm hoping HubPages will allow me to stretch my writing muscles and learn what I need to in order to get published. Thanks!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    HI, freecampingaussie! Check out some local publications before you leave, to see if they'd like some travel stories either while you're gone, or for when you get back. Either way, take tons of photos, take notes & grab any interesting brochures or local flyers so you'll have details for several stories when you get back. Meanwhile, I am JEALOUS of your trip!!!!

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    freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

    Wow - Plenty of comments on a great hub ! We are off overseas next month & I will be doing more hubs, It would be fun to have a newspaper column if I was a better writer about our travels !

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Welcome to the site, logoquiz! I'm so glad you found helpful ideas in the article. You'll enjoy the folks on this site - lots of very talented and supportive writers here. So glad you're part of our group now!

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    Missy 4 years ago from London

    Very useful hub, I have even bookmarked it to come back to later as i'm only just starting out on my writing journey, I thought hubpages would be a good starting platform.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, jcales - You're very right about the role public information plays in the government sector, and it can indeed be a well-paying career. Thanks for your comments here!

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    jcales 4 years ago

    Great resources for avg. writers and those in the upper echelon. Public information seems to have some form of reputation management which also pays well.

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    Sophie Newsome 4 years ago from New York

    Thank you!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, SINewsome - congratulations on your upcoming graduation! I'm glad you found some ideas here, and I wish you the best of success in your new career!

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    Sophie Newsome 4 years ago from New York

    As a student about to graduate with a BA in English writing and a journalism minor this was very helpful. Thank you:)

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Joyette - yes, I have actually worked as a writer in just about everything listed here. They're all different in terms of technical demands, 'creative' outlet, and income potential. One thing I learned during my career is that the ability to write well will open many doors for you. Over the years, I was in many settings where a need would arise (grants, legislative analysis, special reports) and I would be recruited with the words, "Hey - you're a writer - would you do this for us?" And of course, I said yes! It was all interesting, fun and rewarding in every way.

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    Joyette Fabien 4 years ago from Dominica

    Wow! Have you explored all these areas? Some really good pointers! Voted up and useful.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, GoGreenTips - many thanks for the kind words here; so glad you found ideas that might work for you! I think writing is a bit like other fields people 'dream' of doing - a lot of it is hard work and talent, and a percentage is luck and being in the right place at the right time. But we can all work hard to be in that place when the time comes, can't we!

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    Greg Johnson 4 years ago from Indianapolis

    It's a dream...for me. It's good to have such a clear article about where to take the dream. Thanks!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Dennis - thanks so much for reading, voting and sharing! I'm so glad you like the information in the hub about where writers can find career niches.

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    Dennis AuBuchon 4 years ago

    I stumbled across this hub and think it is fantastic. The information in it is well organized and present the information in a clear understanding form. I voted up and pinned and tweeted it.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Anjo - many thanks for your comments here!

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    Anjo Bacarisas II 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

    precisely !.. well posted hub, informative and very interesting.. you did great, keep hubbing!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, James - so glad you found ideas you like here, and I hope some are a good fit for your writing goals.

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    James Vernon 4 years ago from UK

    Good hub with good tips. Voted up.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Absolutely you should give it a go, Iguidenetwork! I hope some of the ideas work for you!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Ethan - I'm glad you like the information here; thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments!

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    iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

    I like writing as a hobby; perhaps I should give it a try. Thanks for posting! :)

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    Ethan Green 4 years ago from England

    What a useful article - thank you Marcy. I haven't read an article like this for a while, as to be honest, I find them pretty tedious and repetitive usually. This article, however, was informative and well written. So I may have to revise my previous stance on articles about writing!

    Thanks

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, lrc7815 - Welcome to HubPages! I think you'll enjoy the community of writers here; I've learned so much from everyone, and I've made 'cyber-friends' along the way, too. I'm so glad you enjoyed the hub, and best of luck in your writing ventures!

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    Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

    Really informative! Thanks for sharing so much valuable information. I am new to hubpages, love to write, and am starting to look for other opportunities. It's great to have such professional advice at my fingertips.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks, Imbertoobrian - hope these ideas yield some writing assignments for you!

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    umbertoobrian 5 years ago from Speedway, Indiana

    I have a notebook and pen in front of me when reading good instructional hubs like this one. Thanks for the valuable information.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, CrookedCreek! Oh, I truly hope these ideas help you take your writing where you want it to go! Thanks for reading and commenting, and let us know what happens!

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    crookedcreekphoto 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

    Thank you. This helps out a lot and gives me some really good ideas.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks, Dreamhowl!

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    Jessica Marello 5 years ago from United States

    This is so detailed! Thanks for sharing your hub with us!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, WhittWrites - so glad you stopped by!

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    T.B Whitt 5 years ago from the Philly area

    Excellent hub with some great tips.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks for reading and commenting, Ruby - I hope some of these writing outlets work for you. I look forward to reading your work!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, GClark - I'm so glad you like the tips here; best of luck in your writing career!

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    Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

    Thanks for a super hub! Finding the places to write for is part of the work, this is a wonderful list for us to consider! Love your information.

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    GClark 5 years ago from United States

    Great useful and in-depth article complete with terrific suggestions on how to make money using your writing skills. Definitely plan to follow-up with a couple of the ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Julie! Best of luck in breaking into the magazine world - I know you can do it!

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    Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

    Nice job on this hub! I just tweeted it! I have been wanting to break into the magazine/newspaper field, but its so much work! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, EyesStraightAhead - I'm glad you like the ideas here! Let us know what comes of it all, and best of luck in expanding your client base!

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    Shell Vera 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

    I really enjoyed reading this and have printed it out to look into some of these areas in my city/county. Everything I have done so far and do regularly is targeted to a specific audience. Your tips will allow me to expand my audience and hopefully touch more lives. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, JustGrace - thanks for your kind comments here; so glad you like the hub!

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    justgrace1776 5 years ago

    Very good information! Thanks!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Randy - so glad you found these ideas helpful! You most definitely have the talent to make writing your career, by the way. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    Randy Godwin 5 years ago from Southern Georgia

    You are a wealth of info on making money in the writing business, Marcy! If I ever really decide to try to make money in this venue these tips will really come in handy. Thanks for the info!

    Randy

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Alex - I hope you find ideas here that will work for you! Many thanks for reading and commenting!

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    alexdadda22 5 years ago

    This is great advice, thank you so much! Saved to refer back to. Voted up!http://www.cheapwebdesigncompany.net

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Dianne - I'm glad you found the hub useful - thanks for reading and commenting!

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago from Fontana

    Excellent, interesting article. It is packed with information. I will have to refer back several times. Thank you!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, JY3502 - wow, what a compliment! I'm so glad you enjoyed the hub, and I will watch for your writing here. We have some terrific writers on this site!

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    John Young 5 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

    You are, without a doubt, the best writer I've come across in a long time. From one pro to another...great job!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, DDE - so glad you like the hub! Thanks for your kind comments, and I hope the hub is helpful for you!

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    Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Brilliantly explained I found it a useful one thanks for this Hub!!!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thank you, Anju! Let us know what happens!

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    Anju Arya 5 years ago from India

    Good advice , you have given this article, Thanks, I will take it in use.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks so much for the kind words, Patty! I hope you found some ideas that will help your writing career!

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    Pages-By-Patty 5 years ago from Midwest

    I certainly understand why you chose a profession in writing. While reading your article, I felt as though we were in the same room together and you were mentoring me personally! I thoroughly enjoyed your hub and admire your talent.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Rodni - I'm so glad you like the hub! Thanks for commenting here, and best of luck in your writing!

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    RodniGalloway 5 years ago from Summerville, SC

    Thank you for writing a very informative hub....It was packed with a lot of great information...

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, DDE - many thanks for your kind comments! I hope these ideas work for you!

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    Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Brilliantly explained, there are many options to writing thanks for the valuable information

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Editorsupremo - I appreciate your comments; it sounds like you have quite a bit of experience, too! Thanks for stopping by!

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    editorsupremo 5 years ago from London, England

    Excellent hub with great advice on freelance writing from an obviously, experienced writer. Thanks for the info.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Woo-hoo! I'm ready to celebrate with you! Let's reserve our own special bottle of whatever, even as we speak. I'm so thrilled this gave you some ideas, VocalCoach - I can't wait to hear what comes of it!

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    Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

    My finger hurts from the long scroll to the end of comments! :-) Seriously Marcy I want to thank you for writing this informative hub. Halfway through reading it, a lightbulb came on in my brain and I saw an opportunity for me. I hadn't thought about my idea until I read your hub. Talk about insspirational! As soon as I am successful and have my first publication I will contact you and we'll celebrate. Up and more!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks for reading and commenting, Jack - and welcome to your new career! I look forward to reading your hubs!

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    jackcoburn 5 years ago from Brisbane, Australia

    You seem to have had quite a rewarding career in writing so far and hopefully even more great opportunities in the future. :)

    This was a really interesting read. I am new to writing as a hobby and this article gave me a great understanding of the possibilities writing can take you!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    I'm so glad to hear that, Kikalina! Be sure to let us know what happens!

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    kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

    Great hub. Gave me some ideas :)

    Thanks for sharing

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Vietfoodchannel - thanks for commenting here. I'm so glad you like the hub and that you found it helpful!

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    vietfoodchannel 5 years ago from london

    Hi Marcy, thank you so much for sharing. I deadly need information like this.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Marshella - thanks for your kind comments! I feel certain you will reach any of these goals - and I look forward to seeing your work here on the site!

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    messy marshella 5 years ago from Philippines

    very helpful hub! I do hope my writing will someday qualify for these!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Naimishika - thanks for reading and leaving your thoughts here! Best of luck on your writing!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, MelChi - I appreciate your comments - thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you're able to use the ideas to expand your career!

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    Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

    This is great advice, thank you so much! Saved to refer back to. Voted up!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Maralexa - I'm so glad you saw an idea here that you want to pursue! Okay, now I won't be able to rest until you let us know how it goes. Hope you check back in with some updates now and then!

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    Marilyn Alexander 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

    Wow! Great information, advice and ideas. I too have bookmarked it for further reference. You have given me an idea that I will pursue right now. Thank you.

    Voted up and shared.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks for your kind comments, Silverstararrow! I'm so glad you like the hub - hope some of these ideas work for you!

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    silverstararrow 5 years ago from India

    Brilliant hub, one of the best I've read here so far. A very useful niche of information. Thank you for sharing.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, htodd - I'm so glad you found the hub helpful! Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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    htodd 5 years ago from United States

    Thanks a lot for this nice hub....Nice explanation

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, TripleAMom - I'm so glad you found some helpful ideas here. Best of luck in putting them to use - i know you can do it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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    TripleAMom 5 years ago from Florida

    This is good information. I am really enjoying writing and have been searching for ways to make it more profitable. I would love to do freelance stuff but just don't know how to break into it. Will bookmark and try some of your suggestions.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, dipsmi - thanks so much for your kind comment! I'm so glad you like the hub!

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    dipsmi 5 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

    Vote useful and bookmarked! great information!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thank you, InternetGeek - so glad you found the hub useful. I appreciate your comments!

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    Nizam Khan 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

    This is wonderful piece of information. Very informative and useful. It will be very much helpful. Thanks :)

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, MissE! I appreciate your comments here, and by the way, I've learned a lot from your hubs, too!