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Here's Gill's interview with me. Want to become a freelance writer? Tips here!
 
How to Become a Freelance Writer. A Story of One Career.
An interview with a freelance writer and editor +Angela Alcorn 
#TrueStoriesWithGill http://goo.gl/ZbT9Bi

Do you also sometimes think that being an adult sucks? That all this unlimited access to candy and late night shows is not worth it?

All these responsibilities and decision making!

There isn’t a day where you don’t have to decide about stuff, and it all starts before you even notice it: when you have to decide about your future career – something you’ll be spending 40 hours a week on for the next 40 years.

According to the statistics, roughly 50% of us didn’t do well with this one already. Whether it’s the field itself, the colleagues or the working hours – in 2014, 52.3% of Americans were unhappy with their jobs.

Why? Because, being the responsible adults we are supposed to be, we’d rather stick to a boring but secure job within our comfort zone than look around for something better outside of it.

How would you like to be working from home?

In your field or in a different one. Making pajamas to your new “work cloths”, spending more time with the family, taking vacations when you need them.

Ah, it only works for some smart young people with no responsibilities and some seed money!

Or does it?

What if I told you you don’t need the money? Moreover, you don’t even have to be young or smart (not that I doubt your mental capacity).

In fact, there are 10 very concrete things you could do in the next 24 hours, if you decided to take that step – to become a freelance writer online.

Good news: It’s not as difficult as you think, and by the time you’ve finished reading this article you will be good to go.

Bad news: That unlimited access to candy is not good for your figure! (I know it’s off-topic, but there is no bad news on this one, sorry).

In this interview with +Angela Alcorn, you will find out about:

- 10 concrete steps to your first paid blog post you can take in the next 24 hours
- Where to look for jobs
- How much a freelance writer makes
- How much you should charge for your work
- How to pitch an idea to a publication
- What you should keep in mind when writing under alias

...and more useful and up to the point information on freelance writing you would otherwise be spending days on Google to find.

Read the full article here: goo.gl/ZbT9Bi

Ping some folks who got to ask +Angela Alcorn their personal questions: +Amanda Fischer +Trudy Grossman +Nina Anthonijsz +Terry Westbrook-Lienert Look for your questions and answers in the final section of the interview!

Want to ask my interviewers your own questions, too! Subscribe: http://truestorieswithgill.com/subscribe

#freelancewriting   #freelancewritingtips   #blogging   #bloggingtips  
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+Angela Alcorn Thanks for doing this, Angela. I'm sure it will give many people a final push to finally give freelance writing a go :)
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Check Out My Repertoire! #music #WeddingEntertainment #WeddingSinger #Singer #Aquitaine

All wedding singers and venue performers, myself included, try really hard to offer a selection of music that will be loved by almost anyone. But we know that it's important to take a look at that list for yourself before you make a booking and see if you…
All wedding singers and venue performers, myself included, try really hard to offer a selection of music that will be loved by almost anyone. But we know that it's important to take a look at that ...
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Junior Copywriter - Social Triggers (Full Time Salary Negotiable) #writing #blogging #jobs

This is a full-time, virtual position, meaning you can work from your home, the coffee shop, or wherever it is you work best. (This is not for people looking for part-time positions or consulting contracts). If you LOVE to research new (and sometimes…
This is a full-time, virtual position, meaning you can work from your home, the coffee shop, or wherever it is you work best. (This is not for people looking for part-time positions or consulting contracts). If you LOVE to research new (and sometimes unfamiliar) topics, are comfortable turning your research into compelling and entertaining stories, …
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Blogger - A Fine Parent ($100 Per Post) #blogging #writing #parenting #jobs #remote

Write for Us, Share Your Hard-Earned Parenting Wisdom, Get Paid The Short Version: Write for us about Our Current Topic of the month. Submit detailed outline by the 4th. I will let you know if your outline is accepted on the 6th. The first draft of the…
Write for Us, Share Your Hard-Earned Parenting Wisdom, Get Paid The Short Version: Write for us about Our Current Topic of the month. Submit detailed outline by the 4th. I will let you know if your outline is accepted on the 6th. The first draft of the full article is due by the 13th. Payment will be made …
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Editor - Lifehack (Paid) #jobs #editing

Lifehack (http://lifehack.org) is a life hacking blog with over 10,000,000 unique visitors per month. Lifehack Editor: The editor role will require you to copy-edit all other contributors posts as they are submitted. This will require you to use our…
Lifehack (http://lifehack.org) is a life hacking blog with over 10,000,000 unique visitors per month. Lifehack Editor: The editor role will require you to copy-edit all other contributors posts as they are submitted. This will require you to use our system on a regular basis to ensure that there is a constant pipeline of articles ready …
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MakeUseOf needs writers for: Windows, Mac, iOS, Security, Linux, Browsers, Future Tech, DIY, Tech Explained, Smart Home The following vacancies are available to be filled immediately. All candidates applying for writing positions will be required to…
MakeUseOf needs writers for: Windows, Mac, iOS, Security, Linux, Browsers, Future Tech, DIY, Tech Explained, Smart Home The following vacancies are available to be filled immediately. All candidates applying for writing positions will be required to submit at least one article a week, unless stated otherwise. We’re looking for writers who are willing to commit …
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Here are the latest online jobs you can do from anywhere in the world. Happy job hunting! Entrepreneurship Blogger – BuildPath (Pay Negotiable) We’re an e-learning site helping people start and grow their lifestyle business with digital marketing. We…
Here are the latest online jobs you can do from anywhere in the world. Happy job hunting! Entrepreneurship Blogger – BuildPath (Pay Negotiable) We’re an e-learning site helping people start and grow their lifestyle business with digital marketing. We require an ongoing content writer (blog articles, opt in reports, etc). Our target market is entrepreneurs earning $100k/year or less. We
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Entrepreneurship Blogger - BuildPath (Pay Negotiable) #blogging #jobs #entrepreneur #marketing

We’re an e-learning site helping people start and grow their lifestyle business with digital marketing. We require an ongoing content writer (blog articles, opt in reports, etc). Our target market is entrepreneurs earning $100k/year or less. We want to…
We’re an e-learning site helping people start and grow their lifestyle business with digital marketing. We require an ongoing content writer (blog articles, opt in reports, etc). Our target market is entrepreneurs earning $100k/year or less. We want to help them grow by educating them on everything from content marketing to paid traffic, to tracking …
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Here are the latest online jobs you can do from anywhere in the world. Happy job hunting! Blogger – A Fine Parent ($100 Per Post) Write for Us, Share Your Hard-Earned Parenting Wisdom, Get Paid The Short Version: Write for us about Our Current Topic of…
Here are the latest online jobs you can do from anywhere in the world. Happy job hunting! Blogger – A Fine Parent ($100 Per Post) Write for Us, Share Your Hard-Earned Parenting Wisdom, Get Paid The Short Version: Write for us about Our Current Topic of the month. Submit detailed outline by the 4th. I will let you know if your
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Recipe Writer - FoodCount #recipes #food #writer #jobs

Looking for a content creator who can write high quality recipes for us at foodcount.com. Looking for -Recipe posts WITH high quality pictures of the actual recipe, not stock images. If you also have video experience we are willing to pay more for high…
Looking for a content creator who can write high quality recipes for us at foodcount.com. Looking for -Recipe posts WITH high quality pictures of the actual recipe, not stock images. If you also have video experience we are willing to pay more for high quality videos of recipe content as well. Recipes should be original …
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Contributor - Chicken Soup For The Soul Books ($200 Per Story) #jobs #writing

We welcome your stories and poems, written in English, from all over the world. We are always looking for new talent, so don’t be shy! If this is your first time visiting us, please visit our Writing Guidelines page, which will answer many of your…
We welcome your stories and poems, written in English, from all over the world. We are always looking for new talent, so don’t be shy! If this is your first time visiting us, please visit our Writing Guidelines page, which will answer many of your questions about subject matter, length, and style. Following our guidelines …
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Sorry if you saw hundreds of posts from me today. I had a mishap with a plugin - with disastrous results!
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Education
  • Curtin University
    Internet Studies, 2006 - 2009
    Internet Studies degree, focusing on the study of social networks, with a minor in Journalism.
  • TAFE South Australia
    Event Management, 2004 - 2006
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Angela Randall, @ Smange
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Aussie in France.
Introduction

For work I'm a freelancer writer and editor at MakeUseOf.com and occasional other places, plus I sing in a trio called Lotelles on the side (and the trio also sings with the Monestier Big Band).

I also write lots of my own blogs. The more professional blogs are Net Savoir, Vegemite Croissant, Bootstrap Your Life, Stage Left Events and my portfolio is at AngelaAlcorn.com. Personal blogs and other randomness about me can be found at Alcorn.id.au, Smange, Twitter, Facebook.

I share a lot of stuff I find online. For the best stuff, check out Del.icio.us, Cloud pics, Smange's food lust, my YouTube favourites and Pinterest. Flixter will show you movies I'm watching, Goodreads will show you what I'm reading, while Last.fm will show you what I'm listening to.
Work
Occupation
I write about tech tools with MakeUseOf.com, edit stuff other people write and I sing for weddings and other events.
Skills
I write, I edit, and I sing.
Employment
  • Makeuseof
    Editor & Writer, 2010 - present
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Agen, France
Previously
Adelaide, Australia
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