Confidence in writing and valuing your words are so important, and today’s interview with Carol Tice focuses on how you can develop that as well as some great tips about making very good money with freelance writing.
In the intro, I discuss Russell Blake’s recent post about what he would say to his earlier indie self: “If you’re successful, you’ve bought yourself a job.” I also talk about the books I’ve been reading: How to fail at almost everything and still win big by Scott Adams and Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. Plus an update on my writing: J Thorn and I finished the first draft of Risen Gods this week and now begin editing
This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors.
Carol Tice is an award-winning freelance writer as well as a non-fiction author. Her site, Make a Living Writing, has been voted one of the Top 10 sites for writers and focuses on specifically freelance writing which we’re talking about today.
- Carol’s origins as a songwriter and her shift into freelance writing and business reporting.
- The two universes of freelance writing and why being proactive about your freelance writing career matters in one of those universes, and the areas of the freelance writing world that are still paying well.
- The markets that freelance writers sometimes overlook and why the platform a writer appears on doesn’t matter as much as quality work for a fair price.
- The writing business models that don’t work.
- The rights that book authors own compared to the products of freelance writers.
- The balance of time freelancers can spend on writing articles for sale vs. books that can be sold again and again, and Carol’s business model, where books are a funnel into her business teaching freelance writers.
- Creating excitement around the launch of non-fiction books and adding bonus value to the sale of a title during launch.
- Carol’s sales cycle and why she focuses on selling directly to her community at launch, rather than through an online retailer.
- On fearlessness, ambition and confidence.
You can find Carol at MakeALivingWriting.com and on twitter @TiceWrites