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How to Break into Freelance Writing: Using Bylines to Build Your Career

Let’s start with a few important questions:

  • Have you ever wondered how much extra money you could make by “moonlighting” … selling a magazine article, or even a book?
  • After years of writing anonymously in an organization, would you like to get more recognition for your talents?
  • If you lost your staff job today, would you have the freelance know-how to start making money tomorrow?
  • Would prestigious bylines make you more attractive to recruiters and more marketable to employers?
  • When you retire, would freelance writing make a terrific second career?

If these questions seem relevant, this is the tutorial for you. In fact, it might turn out to be the most valuable investment of your professional life.

Getting published brings rewards. You can increase your income, and – just as important – you can increase your professional visibility.

Writing credits will set you apart. Good bylines can be the single most important credential in your career.

Joan Detz knows how publishing works. She’s made her living by writing some of the most successful books in this field.  (HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH has been called “a how-to classic” by The Washington Post.) Her writing has appeared in a wide range of publications, as well as online – from The New York Times to The Economist.

You will benefit from her expertise in this exclusive tutorial.

You don’t have to be anonymous anymore.

 I went from wondering what to do to getting published in The Wall Street Journal. – Gordon Tomb, energy writer/public affairs consultant