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Freelance Success Stories

[Want to start a successful career as a freelance writer? Click here.]

What's this section all about? To give you an idea of what it's really like being a freelancer the high/lows; pros/cons; fact/fiction, etc. 

If you really want to know what it takes to succeed and whether or not this career path is for you, these accounts provide valuable insight.

Info on position-specific editorial and creative jobs can be found here.

Published Accounts:

The Versatile Freelance Writer: Articles, Short Stories, Magazines & More

Profile of an Education Writer

Cancer Survivor's Tale of Freelance Success as a Writer/Photographer

Freelancer Writer & Photographer

Profile of a Freelance Technical Writer

Freelance Writer (Specialization: Human Resources Communications)

Freelance Graphic Designer

Freelance Writer (Former Director of Student Financial Aid)

Going Civilian: Making the Leap From Military Writing to Freelance Writing Full-time

Profile of a Published Author and Freelance Writer (Focus: Primarily Technology, Biography & How-to (Writing & Computing))

Freelancing Writing: From Dance to Fitness to Business

Freelance "Domestic Engineer": Writer, Photographer, Designer, Webmaster & More!

From the Midwest to Cyberspace: Profile of a Freelance Writer

Success Story: How I Became a Freelance Writer, Photographer & Graphic Designer


Y. Black, Publisher
Guidelines for Contributing: If you are a full-time, freelance creative professional (eg, writer, copy editor, graphic designer, etc.), we'd like to know how you did it. We seek essays/success stories that outline such particulars as:

1. What you do? Eg, are you a copy editor, graphic designer, writer, etc.

2. Your Background: How many years of experience do you have in your area of expertise.

3. Reason for Freelancing: Why did you decide to go out on your own.

4. How you did it? This is perhaps the most important. How you built your client list; how long it took before you were able to successfully sustain yourself fully from your freelance earnings, etc.

All the above must be included, along with any other particulars you'd like to add: eg, advice to those starting out, what NOT to do, failures you experienced, what made you hang in there, how you set fees, etc.

Length: Can be as in-depth as you like (as long as the first four points are covered).

What we look for: Humor, insight and little-known facts required to successfully go about freelancing. 

P lease Note: We look for detailed specifics. The reader should come away with a “nugget or two of specific wisdom (not generalities)” on how to go about achieving freelance success. If an account is too brief, too general in nature, too lacking in specifics and/or doesn’t address all questions in the guidelines, we will usually decline to publish that submission.

Resource Box: Feel free to include a generous resource box advertising your product/service at the end of the submission.

Rights: We ask for first, exclusive rights for 90 days. Must be original; no reprints please. By submitting, you accept and agree to these terms.

NOTE: If you do not freelance full-time, please do not submit, as we are only interested in submissions from those who make their living completely from freelancing.

Pay: $25 – if we publish your submission. We pay via PayPal, so you must be able to accept payment via this method. We pay on the day we publish and respond to all entries within one week, even if we decline to publish it.

Copyright Notice: All copyrights belong to the author. As such, accounts may not be reproduced in any manner whatsoever, in any form, for any reason, without the express, written consent of the author. Violators will be prosecuted.

Yuwanda Black, Publisher

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P.P.S.: Remember, at InkwellEditorial.com and InkwellEditorial.blogspot.com, you'll find everything you need to know about how to start, grow and/or maintain a freelance writing career (eg, writing for the web, blogging, forum posting, seo writing, freelance writing jobs, newsletter writing, article writing, ebooks on freelance writing and more).

Freelance Success Stories: There are freelancers who make very good livings at what they love. Inkwell Editorial's newsletter features these successful professionals who put to rest the phrase, "starving freelancer." Read the first issue here and subscribe to read all previous issues.
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