This year, I’m participating in FishMama’s Booking It, an online reading club. Last month, I’d shared the list of books, I plan on reading this year. While it was my intention to start with the book club’s selection of The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, postal delays led to me starting the year with The Well-Fed Writer. I’m thrilled to say, that the book is everything that I thought it would be and more.
The Well-Fed Writer: A Bible for Aspiring, New and Established Writers
Comprehensive, entertaining and immensely educative, The Well-Fed Writer is the handbook you should invest in should you be considering a career in freelance writing. Even if you’re already writing, it is a great book to read because it will change the way you work and make money. The book promises to take you, the writer, to “Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Commercial Freelancer in Six Months or Less” and I’m sure it will. Trust me, the book is an eye-opener.
From explaining how being a freelance commercial writer can change your professional life to how to set up your writing website to how much to charge for different types of writing, Peter Bowerman talks about it all. He even tells you the different types of writing that can bring in the bucks as well as the businesses that you can target for work.
Not just that, he teaches you to cold call, email, follow up, as well as and how to make the most of being in small area, along with a ton of real-life examples, complete with the writer’s website address. How cool is that!
What I Learnt from The Well-Fed Writer
Since one of my goals this year is to up my writing rates and reach out to previously unexplored markets and niches, this book has been just the nudge (okay, kick) I really needed. I’ve also learnt, thanks to Mr. Bowerman, that it is possible, indeed, to make $125 an hour doing what I love. So, stay tuned as I share my journey with you in future posts. For now, suffice it to say, that The Well-Fed Writer will not just show you how to make money writing, it will take you by the hand and walk with you through it all.
Hop on over to Life As Mom to check out what the other Booking It club members were reading.
What did you read this month? What did you learn? Do share!