- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Holt Paperbacks; 3 edition (Aug. 22 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0805078037
- ISBN-13: 978-0805078039
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 381 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #269,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Secrets of a Freelance Writer: How to Make $100,000 a Year or More Paperback – Aug 22 2006
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“With Bob’s practical ideas and clear advice, I’ve been able to land jobs I would never have thought of before―and establish myself as a highly successful full-time
professional freelance writer.” ―Joe Vitale, Houston, Texa
“The best book I've found on the business of being a writer.” ―Robert S. Winkler, Corporate & Marketing Communications, Weston, Connecticut
About the Author
Robert W. Bly is a freelance copywriter specializing in business-to-
business, high-tech, and direct advertising. He is the author of more than sixty books and has appeared on CNBC and on CBS's Hard Copy. He lives in River Vale, New Jersey.
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The only thing that might have changed is the titles subhead "How to Make $100,000 a Year or More" might have an even greater emphasis on MORE!
As the back cover of the paperback claims, with no exaggeration, and knowing Bob with extreme modesty, "Secrets of a Freelance Writer has long been the authoritative guide to making big money as a commercial freelance writer...
writing ads, annual reports,brochures,catalogs,newsletters,direct mail,web pages, CD's, press releases and other projects for corporations, small business,.....etc."
It is valuable for the brand new freelancer as well as a veteran copywriter looking for extra ways to make an income.
With testimonials by the greats such as Joe Vitale and Ray Edwards all I can say is pickup a copy for yourself today and see why this book is just that good!
One con I noticed, is that some of the technology he mentions when discussing computers, software, etc is very outdated. I think he actually talks about a floppy disk at one point.
I've applied one of the ideas mentioned in the book as a proposal to a client within days of reading and I expect a big project. Worth it.
Bly has done a fantastic job of handing over a foundation for starting a career as a freelance copywriter. Whether or not you make $100K (or more) per year is entirely up to you and the dedication and discipline you bring to the table, but this book will certainly give you a starting place for building your portfolio, finding your first clients, and getting into the waters of this career.
He has written tons of books, whitepapers, email marketing messages and is one of the best copywriters around. This book is for anyone that wants to make some serious money writing on their own and be a writer.
The best thing about this book is it shows you how to make money writing outside the box in the business realm where there's all kinds of money to be made,( not writing novels or fiction but writing for businesses.)
Outstanding as usual Bob!
I recently purchased this book and love it. It's well written with excellent guidelines and examples. I keep coming back to his books because they leave no stone unturned when it comes to finding out what I need to do next. My new career in this field of information technology would have many learning gaps without Robert Bly's excellent books, including this one.
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