Using this marketing approach, freelance writer Roy Stevenson has sold 700 articles to magazines, newspapers, in-flights and online travel magazines in five years. This 85-page ebook shares Roy's innovative marketing approach.
Freelance writing success all comes down to marketing. This manual offers a selling system because there are thousands of other freelance writers out there who write equally as well as you, with good story ideas.
Using these techniques will put you in the freelance writing game at the intermediate to advanced level and save you several years of experimentation and disappointment. Now you won't have to stumble through years of trial and error to find out what will get your stories published and what does not work.
Author Roy Stevenson has a reputation as one of the most prolific freelance writers in the world, and always has more work than he can handle. You can too, if you try these pitching and querying techniques.
There is a series of things you must do to boost your chances of convincing editors that your article will be a good fit for their magazine. I've developed a system that works practically every time using this principle and it includes all of these things:
1. Dreaming up a saleable topic idea.
2. Researching the topic thoroughly
3. Finding and researching publications to pitch to.
4. Creating a query letter that will resonate with the editor.
5. Delivering a quality piece in a timely manner.
6. Getting repeat business with that editor.
I call this my links-in-the-chain theory of freelance marketing. If a chain has a weak link, it will break at that link when it is stressed.