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Six-Figure Freelancer:
How to Find, Price, and Manage
Corporate Writing Assignments


Revised & Improved! With more ideas, more detail, more examples, more inspiration and more exercises to get you started and keep you going!

Paul Lima was a busy technology freelance writer, earning a six-figure income, during the dot-com boom. When it went bust, so did many of his Information Technology corporate clients. Paul developed new  business and marketing plans and within 18 months he was as busy as he was during the height of the dot-com boom. Today, he is now performing a greater variety of tasks for more clients than ever before!

To help freelancer writers create a personal road map to business success, Paul created a  workshop based on his experiences. He has now turned his popular workshop into Six-Figure Freelancer.

"Your expert plan, as outlined in your book, has demystified the marketing and other business aspects of writing for me. I find your instructions to be straight forward, informative, and valuable." - Bonnie Zink, Corporate Writer, Researcher, and Editor.

Focusing on writing for corporate markets (including businesses, associations, government agencies, non-profits and other organizations), Six Figure Freelancer demonstrates how to plan and market your way to freelance writing success.

This book demonstrates how to:

  • Turn desire, dedication, discipline into a successful freelance business
  • Manage your time productively
  • Develop a business vision
  • Create business  and marketing plans based on your vision
  • Identify types of writing you can do for the corporate market
  • Define and validate your writing services
  • Identify corporate sectors you can write for
  • Find companies and contacts within targeted corporate sectors
  • Systematically market your writing services to contacts within corporate, non-profit and/or government sectors
  • Write pitch letters
  • Generate new and repeat business
  • Network with friends, associates and groups
  • Harness the power of the Web  
  • Price your corporate writing services and issue accurate quotes
  • Manage the writing and approval process
  • Manage relationships with corporate clients
  • Continually generate repeat business 

Six-Figure Freelancer chapters include:

  • Part One: Getting Started
  • Chapter 1: What Freelance Writers Do
  • Chapter 2: Reality Check & Getting Started
  • Chapter 3: Time Management
  • Chapter 4: The Twin Fears
  • Chapter 5: Introduction to Clustering
  • Part Two: How to Find, Price and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments
  • Chapter 6: Business Vision
  • Chapter 7: Do the Math, Again
  • Chapter 8: Corporate Market Services
  • Chapter 9: All About You
  • Chapter 10: Corporate Sectors You Can Target
  • Chapter 11: Business Plan
  • Chapter 12: Five Marketing Arrows
  • Chapter 13: Generating Repeat Business
  • Chapter 14: Networking Your Way to Success
  • Chapter 15: Advertising and Promotion
  • Chapter 16: Cold Calling and Direct Mail
  • Chapter 17: Cold Calling: Mail, E-mail, Phone
  • Chapter 18: Sample Pitch Letters
  • Chapter 19: Online strategies
  • Chapter 20: Marketing Plan: Big Picture
  • Chapter 21: How Much to Charge?
  • Chapter 22: Accurately Price Writing Services
  • Chapter 23: Managing the Process
  • Chapter 24: Cold Call Tips; Final Notes

Six-Figure Freelancer by Paul Lima - Freelance Writer, Copywriter, Media Interview Training, Writing Coach

If you want to find, price and manage corporate writing assignments, then this is is the place to start!

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“This book delivers an exciting message: Freelance writers can make a good living! I urge any freelancer struggling to make ends meet to get Paul Lima's down-to-earth book, study it, and do what it says. You will look back and realize this was a turning point in your writing life.” – Gordon Graham, past-president,
Professional Writers Association of Canada

"Paul Lima proves that with focus, planning and confidence, success as a corporate freelance writer is possible. If you want to start a corporate writing business, you need to read this book." – Elizabeth Cockle

"The wisdom in Paul Lima's books made my dream of being a mompreneur come true. His practical freelancing tips helped me build a business around my passion for writing and editing. Thanks to his creative exercises and methodical approach, I landed corporate clients and publication work, and I feel exhilarated!" - Lisa Goller

"After reading the section about emails and lost time, I moved more than 1,750 emails in my inbox to organized folders within my inbox. My inbox, after almost five hours of work, is completely empty. Every night, I empty my inbox. I also have a new policy of replying to every email I get within 24 hours. I am saving a bunch of time there for sure, procrastinating a little less, and being more efficient." - Rod in Toronto

Other testimonials

Six Figure Freelancer incorporates and expands on many of the principles first outlined in Paul Lima's popular Six-Figure Freelancer workshop, and adds valuable information on how to developing your business vision as well as a realistic business pan and targeted marketing plan

Other testimonials:
I purchased your book, the Six-Figure Freelancer, from Lulu and want to thank you for providing some much-needed perspective and clarity into the business of corporate freelancing. Your book couldn't have surfaced at a more beneficial time as I've been fussing over my business plan for weeks and the information you've provided got me over my hurdles very quickly. Doing the Vision, Clustering, and Sector exercises before reading on was extremely beneficial. It seemed to shake something loose and gave me the insight I needed to carry on.

I really enjoyed the tone and style of the book. I enjoyed the common-sense approach toward opportunity and business growth. And, it forced me to think in more broader terms about the business of writing, while at the same time, it forced me to focus on my next steps, or rather, my "missed" steps. The information you present is essential to getting on track... The book has certainly accomplished its mission. Your book is full of practical business advice, practical exercises, and great references, and I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about kicking-off or re-evaluating their freelance writing career. -
V. Marin
I just finished reading 'Six Figure Freelancer'. I found it a great tool to help me start up as a freelance writer. Personally, I didn't know anything about freelance writing; now, I have an specific path to follow to achieve success. The recommendations, suggestions, tips and experiences that Paul shares are extremely helpful. Providing great insight, 'Six Figure Freelancer' keeps the reader turning page after page. All I wanted and needed to know is here, thanks!
- Israel Villarreal, Advertising Copywriter

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