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Become a Freelance Writer: Your complete guide to the business of writing by Rachael Oku

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2. Spread the Word

IN EVERY INDUSTRY, the cliché goes that you have to ‘pay your dues’ before you can make it.

These days, writing is seen as the easy part and it’s getting your work read by more than just your nearest and dearest that is perhaps the biggest hurdle. You don’t put everything you have into your writing to watch it fester.

To help you along the way, you’ve chosen a fantastic brand name, built a sleek website and have carved a niche for yourself, but now what?

When it comes to engaging with your audience the key is to be proactive. You’ll need to utilise a combination of traditional and innovative techniques to get yourself and your freelance business noticed.

Whether that’s competing for awards and prizes, courting the press ...

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