Contest for Writers: Win Free Copy of ’40 Ways to Market’ Audio

Carol Tice

40 Ways To Market Your WritingAre you a writer who’s hoping to ramp up their marketing next year — but you missed my 40 Ways to Market Your Writing Webinar with Anne Wayman from About Freelance Writing?

Well, you’re in luck. Now, there are two ways you could get the 40 Ways information — free!

Way #1: If you sign up to get this blog on email, you’ll get a 14-page PDF report on the 40 Ways, free of charge. Just my thank-you for signing up and participating in the great community of writers that visit this blog. The PDF is packed with links to resources and lots of “power tips” on the best ways to use these marketing techniques to help grow your writing income.

If you’d like more than the PDF — you’d like to hear the complete audio recording of the Webinar, to get more details and hear the questions we answered live for participants — you can also purchase the one-hour audio recording and get the free PDF report thrown into the deal.

I have one more free offer to make. Anne and I are gathering feedback now to shape our next Webinar, How to Break In and Earn Big as a Freelance Writer. So:

Way #2: I’ll give away a free copy of the 40 Ways audio recording to the writer who leaves the best answer to the following question:

What is (or was) the most difficult thing for you about breaking into freelance writing? Leave your well-written comment below to win the free audio. Deadline is midnight PST tonight, and I’ll announce the winner on the blog tomorrow. Closing the comments for this post after that.

(Consolation prize: I’ll email everyone who leaves a comment on this post a special 25%-off discount code for the Webinar — regularly $36 — that’s good until Christmas. Give yourself a holiday gift and get your questions about freelance writing answered live.)


  1. richwheeler


    The biggest remaining hurdle is economic. Unless I can find telework, I will have to relocate at my own expense — and my potential jobs last weeks or months while paying a third to half what I used to make. It's another budgetary and logistical tsunami of unknowns.

    So… some things to consider for future endeavors:

    – Business plans for writers
    – Topics and templates ancillary to business plans, such as market analysis, marketing plans, rate sheets, processes, marketing collateral, cost estimating, and budgets
    – Classes to take and skills to develop for each type of writing
    – Matching your background and personality to the type of writing
    – How to find telework that generates real income
    – How to live with contract jobs

    The preceding folks' comments are great. Please forgive me if I've duplicated any.
    My recent post Keeping Up with the Geeks

    • TiceWrites

      Wow, it's like a Dickensian serial! I can't wait for the next chapter.

      Rich, I've worked with quite a few mentees now who are in small towns, or around the world. There's plenty of telework out there. You should think in terms of finding it rather than blindly relocating to some new town where you know no one and have to start your networking process all over again anyway.

    • richwheeler

      Dickensian? Shucks, I was going for Clancyish. Except, his chapters are shorter.

      Thanks. I'll refine my search.

      I couldn't sign up for the 40 Ways PDF 'cuz I already subscribe.
      My recent post Keeping Up with the Geeks

    • TiceWrites

      I'm going to need to find a workaround for that situation — since I think some folks are unsubscribing now so they can subscribe over again and get the freebie. For now, sending it to you myself!

  2. richwheeler

    As an engineer who can write, I hate to do things half-baked. You might notice that, as you read this simple suggestion that has turned into an essay.

    When I lost my job, I read up on freelance writing. "Gung-ho! I found myself!" Then I started my business plan. I recognized the need to develop processes, analyze the market, develop marketing collateral, create rate sheets and cost estimating forms, and develop several types of budgets. I also came to realize that I had to thin my list of possible services to match my background.

    That's when this overwhelmed, nascent freelancer decided that it would be easier to stick with my day job, if I could replace it. Over a year later, I'm still saying, "if."

    I've narrowed my freelance writing focus to two types, both of which tend toward hourly employment. That simplifies things tremendously. Now the business plan and more specific studies can wait.

    My recent post Keeping Up with the Geeks


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