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The Online Writer's Companion

A Complete Guide to Earning Your Living as a Freelancer P. J. Aitken

Every year, millions of writers struggle to find work, and most make little more than spare change from the assignments they land. With the expansion of the online freelance marketplace, anyone with the right skills can learn to thrive and build a full-time career as a freelance writer. Author P. J. Aitken shares with readers what those skills are—the same skills that have earned him high levels of success on Upwork and other online freelance platforms. His tips include:

  • Creating the perfect profile
  • Writing winning proposals when bidding on writing jobs
  • Garnering the rating system that will bring recognition and new clients
  • Establishing long-term clients
  • Outsourcing for the most efficient results
  • Blogging—for pay!
  • Navigating the best sites and avoiding pitfalls many writers fall into

The Online Writer’s Companion is an unprecedented and indispensable guide for aspiring writers and authors of various materials and backgrounds, from bloggers to professional writers, students to retirees. It can even touch freelancers in other trades who want to hone their skills. By learning to make the most of a myriad of websites for freelance writers, readers will finally have the knowledge to succeed!

About the author

Paul Aitken is a novelist by trade, but following eighteen months of freelance writing he achieved a top twelve ranking on Elance, a freelance website with over 300,000 writers. He was also chosen for the “Top Rated” program on oDesk, reserved for prolific freelancers with impeccable feedback. He went from being just a novelist to being a writer whose credits include computer games, website content, plays, films, and more. Paul has also worked as a publishing consultant and a marketing expert. He lives in the northeast of England.

The Online Writer's Companion
A Complete Guide to Earning Your Living as a Freelancer
P. J. Aitken
Skyhorse Publishing
Allworth Press
6 September 2016
6.00 x 9.00in.