writing is my productWriting is my product and it’s yours too.

Oh sure, freelance writing is a creative, even artistic endeavor; it’s also a service. And it’s also my business.

When I’m thinking about marketing or building my business or setting and raising my fees,etc., it helps me to recognize the product I sell is my writing. Somehow that helps move me toward doing a better job with the business site.

This came up because I’m participating in a series of MasterMind calls with other business people. Many of them have hard, tangible products. At first I thought I didn’t fit, then I realized our problems were much the same, and so are the solutions.

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Writers Need to Speak Out

by Anne Wayman

speak outWhen I first started blogging I was writing for About.com. As that relationship ended I registered my domain name, and started this blog in a tentative way. Soon I was asked to join another blog network.

I didn’t dare speak out

In both networks I stuck to my topic (information for freelance writers) and never ventured into politics or even ideas I knew might offend one group or another.

When the second blog network gig ended I started concentrating my efforts here. I kept the same policy – no politically or socially controversial posts. Sure, I’d look for something that was controversial in the writing industry, but that was about it. In truth was afraid I’d offend and lose readers.

Over the past few years I’ve loosened up a bit. I think I started in spring of 2009 with  Writers Can Help Slow Global Warming 7 Ways. Of course, global warming has become climate change and we’re seeing changes in our climate that frighten me.

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A Freelance Writer’s One Page Business Plan With Download

December 1, 2016

It wasn’t too long ago that a business plan was always a huge document full of financial projections, references to studies, biographies and who knows what, all aimed at getting financing for a startup or other company. Those companies were either large with many employees or hoping to get that way. Fortunately a good business […]

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Gifts You Can Hint For Because Your a Writer!

November 29, 2016

Just for the heck of it I thought I’d offer a short list of gifts I’d enjoy – feel free to pass this along to your friends and family and tell them you’d enjoy receiving these gifts too. The Unemployed Philosophers Guild offers this usuable  memorial of some of the books that have been banned in […]

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Gratitude List 2016

November 24, 2016

The idea of a national day of gratitude is a lovely tradition, marred by tying it a myth about happy native Americans and pilgrims sharing a meal. The real story is devastating and why so many native American’s call this a day of mourning. It’s also worth noting that during this American holiday week, Native […]

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5 Apps to Help You Manage Your Blog from Anywhere

November 22, 2016

If you’re a passionate blogger or earn your living writing, you probably long for more flexibility. With today’s technological development, you shouldn’t search too much. There are various smart solutions that allow you to manage your blog from anywhere at any time. We have listed a series of tools that can support your writing while […]

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Website Builders vs. WordPress: Which Should You Use?

November 17, 2016

If you’re considering launching your very first website, then there are a lot of factors to consider. Mainly, which service should you use to host and build your site? For beginners who want to go the do-it-yourself route, there are two common options: website builders and WordPress. Start by considering the pros and cons of […]

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100+ Things We Writers Are Grateful For – A Challenge

November 10, 2016

Thanksgiving is fast approaching (Thursday, Nov. 24). For those of you not familiar with this very American Tradition, each year we celebrate a day of thanksgiving, complete with presidential proclamation and often a reminder by someone to “count your blessings!” It’s also a day of controversy. I think this essay, Why We Shouldn’t Celebrate Thanksgiving by Robert Jensen […]

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Some Ways of Thinking About Our Recent Election

November 10, 2016

Buddhist teachers respond to Trump’s presidential win For myself I vow to listen more deeply and write more completely, openly and honestly about the problems I see in our world. Write well and often,

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How This Writer Helped Elect Trump Through Carelessness

November 9, 2016

Those of you who follow this blog probably, if you think about it, recognize I can be called a screaming liberal and not get upset. Here, in an edited version is what I wrote on Facebook about Donald Trump becoming our President elect: I’ve recently begun a practice of counting out 108 things I’m grateful […]

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