My technical difficulties have been resolved, I have recovered from my brush with hypothermia, so now it is finally time to share: my new ebook! Freelancing Writing for Laid-Off Journalists (and Those Who Want to Quit).
I'm glad it's finally out, though dismayed that it's still such a relevant topic — and will most likely continue to be. But ignoring journalism layoffs won't make them go away, and it won't help those workers find another career. Freelancing may be one of them, since full-time journalists have picked up skills that have prepared them to work for themselves.
In this new book, I cover a host of topics, including:
- How to find work within your own network
- How to leverage sites like LinkedIn, Contently and Skyword to find clients
- Letters of Introduction
- Surprising places to find work (did you know freelancers can write podcast scripts, for example?)
- How to handle an uneven income
- Interviews with other successful freelancers who have made the transition (and two of them earn more than I do!)
Even if you only want to try freelancing until you find your next best full-time job, or figure there's no time like the present to give freelancing a go, I hope this ebook will give laid-off journalists a detailed look at the possibilities before them.
Want a discount code? Well, Convertkit doesn't really do those. HOWEVER. If you use this link, you can buy the book for $7 instead of the full price of $10. The discount is already baked in, so it saves you a step.
Need that link again? I got you. And you can also find my other ebooks over on the Notes from a Hired Pen page on my website (this one will be added shortly).
And if you are someone who wants to interview me about this book for your magazine/newsletter/podcast what have you, just hit reply!