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Free Resources to Help You Make a Living as a Writer

Editor’s Note: The following content is provided to Writer’s Digest by a writing community partner. This content is sponsored by American Writers & Artists Inc. www.awaionline.com.

I started out this blog six months ago telling you that you could make a real living as a writer …

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And even though this blog is coming to an end, I hope to continue to hear your stories as you move forward making your “writers life” a reality.

AWAI has been teaching people how to navigate the world of well-paid writing assignments since 1997.

And I have personally worked with and trained hundreds of writers over the last 15+ years.

Yet what we see now is even MORE opportunity. From the social web, to B2B, online content to sales copy, emails to newsletters, and a whole lot more …

It’s a VERY good time to be a writer.

Demand is up, which means fees are up, and there’s no end in site. So if you want to make a real go at this … I urge you to pursue your dreams head on.

And to help you out – as promised – I’m going to load you up with some free resources you can use to get started.

Here’s a list of the most commonly asked questions and challenges with free information on each (simply click the link):

Learn How to Get Paid to Write

Discover 9 Ways to Make a Living as a Writer

Find Dream Writing Clients

Create Writing Samples and Get Experience

Land Your Dream Clients

Set and Negotiate Writing Fees

Take a Crash Course in Writing Good Copy

You’ll also find loads of other free resources and tools on the AWAI website

And if there’s something you need help with, or a question you can’t find the answer to, don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly!

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I invite you to contact me any time on Facebook, through AWAI or via my website, rebeccamatter.com.

To your success,
Rebecca Matter

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