"Top-notch advice ... Bly is at his best offering wisdom accumulated during his long career at the top of the freelance business."
We thank Sandra Dark for graciously allowing us to reprint her article in our book.
A collection of Bob's How-To articles for Writers.
How to make money writing ads, brochures and websites for local and national clients.
"Extremely helpful, wonderfully practical, and clearly inspiring... loaded with practical, step-by-step instructions."
--Jung C. Magruder, Raoine WI
How to write clear, persuasive, attention-getting copy for print ads, direct mail, brochures, commercials, PR, and audio-visual presentations.
"I don't know a single copywriter whose work would not be improved by reading this book. And that includes me."
--David Ogilvy, Founder, Ogilvy & Mather
How to write a nonfiction book and sell it to a major New York publisher for a four or five-figure advance. Includes sample book proposal and annotated actual book contract.
"Thanks for your tips. I contacted a publisher and signed my first book contract 2 weeks ago."
--Wendy Swope, Victor, Idaho
Grammar and style guide for managers, professionals, and support staff writing letters, memos, proposals, reports, and other business documents. Over 60,000 copies in print.
"Concise and well organized ... useful to secretaries as well as CEOs."
"... required reading for both newcomers considering consulting and consultants interested in maximizing their income."
--Roger C. Parker, Co-author of Microsoft Office 97 for Windows for Dummies
A writer's guide to making more money by maximizing your personal productivity and getting more done in less time.
The best jobs for writers - where to find them, what they pay and how to get hired.
Reference guide for engineers, scientists, systems professionals, technical writers, and others writing and editing technical documents.
"Everyone in industry can use this invaluable handbook."
--Andrea Nicoll, Publications Manager, BOC Gases
The latest entry in the "how to make six figures as a freelance writer" genre, and a fine addition to the growing body of literature on this subject. What makes this book stand out is that it shows you how to earn $100,000 a year just from magazine and book work, without cracking the corporate market.
Filled with fresh information and proven, effective money-making tools that most freelance writers are never exposed to, The $100,000 Writer will show you how to turn your commercial writing career into a "lucrative" goldmine.
Start and Run a Copywriting Business is filled with vital information gleaned from the author's many years of experience. I know Steve, and highly recommend his book.
My friend Peter Bowerman shows how almost anyone can forge ahead as an independent writer. His advice is good and easy to read.
This book can help you make a success at writing for business - whether you want to establish a full-time freelance career or just make some extra money writing in your spare time.
Whether you're just starting out or are well-established, this invaluable guide gives you step-by-step success strategy for being the freelancer your clients call on time after time.
From setting up your home office to pricing your services, from providing graphics yourself to working with outside graphics operation, this complete guide explores every aspect of a business combining writing and desktop publishing.
This book reveals that there are a wealth of commercial and business writing opportunities out there, and also shows how you can develop a loyal clientele with proven marketing and selling techniques.
Beginning with a clear explanation of just what a freelance business writer does, Davis goes on to teach writers how to be successful, including how to find business, keep clients happy, market your services, and charge accordingly.
How to make money writing and producing promotional newsletters for business clients, by a woman who makes over $250,000 a year doing just that!
An extremely useful new book on the topic of making six figures as a freelance writer.