RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ — As a seasoned freelance writer with a background in business journalism, Maya Payne Smart knows it’s a jungle out there for self-employed freelancers. Which is why she founded http://www.writingcoach.com, an online business service designed to help freelancers make a profit, even in today’s economy.
“Despite what you may be hearing, it is possible to make a healthy income as a freelance writer – even during a recession,” said Smart, who worked for Crain’s Cleveland Business before striking out on her own three years ago. “There are writing jobs out there that pay very well… but you need to know where to find them and how to demand the fee your work is worth.”
WritingCoach.com offers a program of monthly teleclasses and webinars to help writers tackle the tough issues beyond creative ideas and good writing – how to find good clients, market your talents, pitch story ideas, negotiate contracts, manage your cash flow and more. On Dec. 10, Smart and Marcia Layton Turner of BecomeASixFigureWriter.com present “The 7 Secrets to Profitable Freelancing in a Recession,” a coaching session jammed with practical info, ready-to-use skills and reliable resources with one goal in mind – to empower freelance writers and help them make more money. Teleclass details are available at http://www.writingcoach.com/success.
“Think of this as a business school for freelancers at a fraction of the price,” said Smart, who keeps class prices at an affordable $29 to appeal to even beginning freelancers. “Our focus is on what it takes to be profitable,” she said. “Go on any journalism listserv and you will find writers griping about more competition and smaller fees. It’s true, publishing has changed – but it’s our job to figure out how to tap new markets, work efficiently, and make better use of our time and resources.”
Geared to freelancers of all types, from established writers looking to boost sales to recently laid-off journalists new to the freelance world, WritingCoach.com is:
— Convenient – the site provides critical information, when and where you need it
— Practical – simple and effective information and techniques that you can apply to your business and your life
— Affordable – “business school for freelancers” at a fraction of the price
— Empowering – tools and information to help you advance your career, achieve your goals, and enjoy your success
“The Dec. 10 teleclass provides tips and tactics from two writers who are thriving,” said Smart. “We’re ready to share what works so you can be confident and succeed as a freelance writer.”
Founded by Maya Payne Smart, WritingCoach.com gives journalists and authors the information and business skills they need to build the businesses they want.
Maya Payne Smart
804-368-1614 ext. 2