Monday, May 2, 2011

Freelance Writing Ebook Review: The Worthy Writer's Guide

A couple of weeks ago I purchased Lori Widmer’s ebook, the “The Worthy Writer’s Guide." You should probably know that I’ve been on a self-imposed restriction from purchasing “how to” ebooks and other information products related to freelance writing for the past two years because the last product I purchased did not live up to its hype. At all. Since then I’ve chosen to focus on learning by doing, and conducting my own online research to learn what I need to about earning a living freelancing. So far so good.

Buying Lori’s book was a no brainer for me. First of all, I trust her advice. I’ve been following her blog for a while now and her advice is more often than not spot on. I’ve gotten so much good advice for free from her blog over the past three years, that I trust her. And at $11.95 it wasn’t exactly breaking the bank (believe me when I say I’d spent MUCH more than that on completely useless info products in the past).

Lori is a “tell you like it is” person (one of the reasons I so love her style). Her ebook is loosely based on advice you’ll find on her blog, but she does seem to dig deeper into topics like the importance and process of planning your freelance writing business, setting rates, defining your target clients, creating a marketing strategy and developing a simple script for cold calling and following up with potential clients. There’s a lot more good stuff in there newbies and experienced writers who need to step back and make changes in their operation. Her marketing tips have inspired me to design and order new brochures – something I haven’t done in over two years.

If you need a little guidance, but are ready to roll up your sleeves and do the work, you won’t be disappointed.


Lisa Vella said...

Nice review, Kimberly. I was thinking about purchasing it. It sounds like it might be helpful for writers of any level.

Thanks a lot and hope you're having a great day!

Kimberly Ben said...

Lisa, Lori really did a good job writing it. As I said, I've been freelancing full-time since 2007 and I'm planning to implement a couple of her marketing tips.

Lori said...

Wow! What a surprise! Thanks for the review, Kim. And the kind words! I hope it was helpful in some way. If not, I'm always open to suggestions.

Kimberly Ben said...

My pleasure, Lori. Just telling it like it is. :)

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