From the monthly archives:

May 2010

Ghostwriting Success Without Marketing

by Amanda J Evans on May 31, 2010

I received a question via email the other day that I thought I would share with you. This person who has chosen to remain anonymous wanted to know:

Is it possible to have a successful ghostwriting career without a website, marketing or self promotion?

Now I know this is going to go against everything that you have read or are reading at the different freelance writing blogs at the moment but my answer to this question is yes.

You may wonder why I answered yes and the truth of the matter is, I answered yes because I know that it is possible to have ghostwriting success without doing any marketing or having a website. I have done it and I know that there are many people out there who continue to do it today.

When I started my ghostwriting career I began by using the bidding website Elance. I didn’t have a website, social networking hadn’t been invented and I didn’t promote my services in any way. I worked solely via Elance and I earned enough money to enable me to quit my day job. It really is possible.

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Freelance Writing – What I Miss About 9 to 5

by Amanda J Evans on May 4, 2010

As a freelance writer for some years now there are some times when I actually do miss the dreaded 9 to 5.  I’m sure many people will agree with me on some of these items.

  1. Paid holidays
  2. Sick days
  3. Fixed salary
  4. Pension
  5. Girlie chat on breaks
  6. Staff nights out
  7. Adult conversation
  8. Having to wear a suit

Now just because I miss a few of these things doesn’t mean I regret my decision to become a freelance writer.  In fact I wouldn’t change things for the world.  Let me give you a little background.

I began my working career at the age of 19.  I began working in the local hospital as a clerical officer and during my 10 year career I worked my way up, had a good salary and enjoyed a permanent and pensionable job that would be mine until I turned 65.  I had a government job and that really was something.

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