The Step by Step Guide to Freelance Writing Success [Review]

I recently had the pleasure of reading The Step by Step Guide to Freelance Writing Success. Authored by Laura Spencer of Writing Thoughts and Carol Tice of the Freelance Writer’s Den, it promised to answer the questions most new freelancers have about getting started. The ebook is based on several presentations the pair did on getting freelance work that pays well.

The Step By Step Guide to Freelance Writing Success.Inside the book are 6 chapters covering:

1. How to land your best first markets

2. How to market when you have no clips

3. Marketing strategies for new writers

4. Negotiating good gigs

5. Pro tips and tricks

6. 12 mistakes to avoid

There’s also a Q&A section at the end.

Each chapter has several key sub-sections, covering topics such as:

  • The types of assignments that help you break into freelancing
  • Which job boards are really worth it
  • Marketing via your website and social media
  • Negotiating when you’re new to freelancing
  • Improving your query letters

I thought the book provided an excellent introduction for new writers, but they aren’t the only ones who can benefit. As a pro writer, I was pleasantly surprised to find a job board I’d never even heard of and a couple of new ideas for researching potential clients and markets. The book is written in a clear, conversational style, making it easy to follow the tips it contains.

With more than 100 pages of useful advice on freelance writing, this book is a steal at $9.99. Check it out for yourself on the Writing Thoughts site.

About Sharon Hurley Hall

Sharon Hurley Hall has been mentoring writers here at Get Paid To Write Online since 2005 to help them improve and build sustainable and successful writing careers. Check me out on Feel free to connect with me online on Google+.


  1. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing the e-book Sharon. I’m so glad you found it useful.

    When one invests a lot of energy in a project, it’s wonderful to receive this kind of feedback.

  2. Hi Sharon — thanks for the review! The e-book is also available on my blog as well, of course. 😉 Glad to hear it’s got resources for writers of all stripes and you found it useful yourself. We try to leave no stone unturned in bringing readers tools for growing their freelance writing income.

  3. Great review Sharon, think it will be one for my holiday reading.