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7 Tips for finding              the right              freelance              business                writer
1. Start with your project                 What do you                need help with?
Industry articles?Web content?Case studies?
Industry articles? Web content? Case studies?Identify priorities
2. List credentials  Professional  Understands our   industry  Simple writing   style  Good sense of   humor
What’s important   to you?
Think job interviewWhat traits arethe best fit foryour business
3. Start small – dip your toe in
Choose a single project & test the waterHow does yourfreelance businesswriter work out?
4. Do you need a specialist? One with an industry niche
Or a writing niche  – A ghostwriter  – A white paper expert  – One who writes case    studies       Choose between a     g...
5. Plan your search
Here are a few suggestions                                                      Business   Referrals      LinkedIn       S...
6. Make the initial contact             Do it in writing             • Through the writer’s               contact form – o...
Benefits of putting it in writing1. Brings focus to   the specifics of   your project2. You observe the   responsiveness  ...
7. Nail down the details
Business writing fees        – Receive an estimate          or formal proposal        – May be an hourly          fee, a p...
Identify the scope– who does what?Determine timeline –when do you needfinished copy?
Get it inwriting
1. Define your project2. List credentials3. Start small – dip   your toe in4. Do you need a   specialist?5. Plan your sear...
Cathy Miller, Business Writer                         Business site:                  www.SimplyStatedBusiness.com        ...
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7 Tips for Finding the Right Freelance Business Writer

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Need help with your business writing? Here are 7 tips to help you find the right freelance business writer for your business writing needs.

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7 Tips for Finding the Right Freelance Business Writer

  1. 1. 7 Tips for finding the right freelance business writer
  2. 2. 1. Start with your project What do you need help with?
  3. 3. Industry articles?Web content?Case studies?
  4. 4. Industry articles? Web content? Case studies?Identify priorities
  5. 5. 2. List credentials Professional Understands our industry Simple writing style Good sense of humor
  6. 6. What’s important to you?
  7. 7. Think job interviewWhat traits arethe best fit foryour business
  8. 8. 3. Start small – dip your toe in
  9. 9. Choose a single project & test the waterHow does yourfreelance businesswriter work out?
  10. 10. 4. Do you need a specialist? One with an industry niche
  11. 11. Or a writing niche – A ghostwriter – A white paper expert – One who writes case studies Choose between a generalist or a specialist
  12. 12. 5. Plan your search
  13. 13. Here are a few suggestions Business Referrals LinkedIn Search Engine Writers’ Site• Business • Post in Jobs • Use favorite • Review networks • Use People search engine site/blog for• Business search • Narrow writing style associates • “Business search • Portfolio• Friends writer” • Use specific samples keyword qualifications • Testimonials
  14. 14. 6. Make the initial contact Do it in writing • Through the writer’s contact form – or – • Through an email
  15. 15. Benefits of putting it in writing1. Brings focus to the specifics of your project2. You observe the responsiveness of the business writer
  16. 16. 7. Nail down the details
  17. 17. Business writing fees – Receive an estimate or formal proposal – May be an hourly fee, a project fee or by word count – Or some combinationKnow your budget
  18. 18. Identify the scope– who does what?Determine timeline –when do you needfinished copy?
  19. 19. Get it inwriting
  20. 20. 1. Define your project2. List credentials3. Start small – dip your toe in4. Do you need a specialist?5. Plan your search6. Make the initial contact7. Nail down the details www.simplystatedbusiness.com
  21. 21. Cathy Miller, Business Writer Business site: www.SimplyStatedBusiness.com Download your free copy of ebookHow to Be a Business Writing MVP: Your Playbook to Better Writing www.simplystatedbusiness.com

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