||Writing for Businesses
Businesses, from the smallest outfits to
major corporations, often use
for a variety of things. These
- Sales and marketing brochures
- Advertising copy
- Website content
- Product manuals
- Press releases
Non-profit organizations also need writers
for similar applications.
Even if your goal is to be published under
your own byline, this sort of work can be
a very important way to earn money. Help-wanted
ads for business writers, where they exist,
normally are seeking full-time or part-time
employees, as opposed to true freelancers.
Freelance jobs usually are not advertised,
and are better found through networking with
friends and business contacts.
Expect pay to be generally on
basis, with the rates negotiable.
will be willing to pay $100 or
more per hour
for experienced, skilled freelancers;
contacts, or prior experience
in a particular
topic helps but is not necessary.
the business or non-profit will
negotiate a flat rate for a given
Intelligent negotiating on your
you to estimate how much time
to spend on the project and then
the value of your skills as they
to the particular topic.
Once you become established in
subject area, it is possible
to become "known"
(if only to the businesses) and
a steady income from a stable