What better way to start the week than by getting something really useful for FREE!! Here’s how..
When I was starting out as an online writer over a year ago, I did quite a bit of research and studying to learn the tricks of the online trade. One of the websites that I visited often (read, stalked!) was Felicia Williams’ No Job for Mom. Felicia is the Insurance Feature Writer for Suite 101 and left the “rat race for the work at home pace” in 2007. She has her own websites besides writing for several leading online publications. Like I said, I looked to her for advice, inspiration and motivation as I entered online writing.
Her review of Suite101 inspired me to apply, her analysis of numbers and income taught me how to track my progress and finally, her encouraging words on working from home while being a mom and wife gave me much-needed support.
So, when I read in her newsletter (which by the way you should totally subscribe to) that she was offering a FREE eBook for newbie online writers to help them understand writing for the web and also, motivate new and existing writers and bloggers, I nearly jumped out of my seat. I mean, if she’d wanted to charge for this, I know I would have gladly paid, despite having been an online writer for close to two years!
Anyway, I downloaded the eBook and devoured it eagerly over the last weekend and it is awesome. Six detailed, useful chapters filled with information that any new and existing writer will need, appreciate and use. She helps you understand the difference between residual and upfront pay, learn how to choose a content site to write for, offers an overview of SEO (Search engine optimization) and has a whole collection of motivational posts from No Job from Home to encourage and inspire. Oh yeah, she also has a section for Other Helpful Writing Sites which lists sites belonging to NJFM regulars and guess who’s there? Yours truly! Now you know why I said I stalk her. ***laughing***
So, if you’re an aspiring online writer who wants to understand how this world works, here is the link to Felicia’s helpful, inspiring and educational eBook, So You Want to Be a Freelance Writer. Go ahead, download it and absorb every word that’s written. It’s totally worth it!