Issue 29 - Money Matters - Allena Tapia, Thursday Bram, Gina Greenlee


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Issue 29 - Money Matters - Allena Tapia, Thursday Bram, Gina Greenlee

 

EDITOR'S DESK

  1. WELCOME:  MONEY MATTERS FOR WRITERS

Let’s face it. We’re all concerned with money matters, or we should be. Even if you are a fiction writer creating the next Great American Novel, you need to consider your finances in this tough economy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not the type to think doom and gloom. My true feeling is that the economy is getting better, but taking charge of your finances isn’t about surviving, it’s about empowering yourself as a writer… MORE >>

     

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  2. THE FATAL 5:  FINANCE MISTAKES WRITERS MAKE

As a writer, money management should be on your short list today, so that you’re not starving tomorrow. Allena Tapia pinpoints five fatal money mistakes writers make and shows us how to avoid them. Being smart about your money today will underscore tomorrow’s successes…MORE >>

     
  3. INSURANCE FOR WRITERS: HOW TO BE HEALTHY, WEALTHY, AND WISE

There was a time when a steady job at a reputable company provided health insurance, vacation, sick days, a retirement plan, and maybe even life insurance. These days, however, having a job doesn’t guarantee insurance. While many freelancers choose self-employment with its inherent risks, many have only recently been pushed into it. So what’s a self-employed individual to do? Rachel Olivier tackles this tough question and provides solutions for… MORE >>

     
  4. GET A BLOG, GET A JOB:  HOW TO START, OPTIMIZE, AND MONETIZE YOUR BLOG

With the death of print publications, comes the birth of online journalism. It’s quite a lucrative market and chock-full of opportunities, but for those new to the platform, it can be a little overwhelming. Angela Mackintosh breaks down the key components you must understand to create a successful blog. The article shows you how to start a blog, how to write catchy content, how to optimize your blog for the web, drive traffic, and make money by… MORE >>

     
     


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  5. 20 ANSWERS:  HOW TO SURVIVE AS A WRITER DURING A RECESSION

What are you doing to adjust to these tough economic times? It's a question Marcia Peterson asked working writers around the country, and they were eager to assist fellow scribes with their best suggestions. As it turns out, there are plenty of ways to make money, save money, and make a living as a writer, right now, despite the economy… MORE >>

     
  6. HOW TO PLAN FOR RETIREMENT

For most writers, as soon as a check comes in, the money is on its way back out again. With the notoriously variable income that goes along with writing, it can seem impossible to put away money for retirement. It's not that writers don't want to eventually retire, but without an employer taking care of all the paperwork, planning for retirement isn't easy. It isn't impossible, though: while writers must take responsibility for their own retirement, there are tools and resources to help. Thursday Bram shows us how… MORE >>

     
  7. INSPIRATION: PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM GINA GREENLEE

Imagine yourself traveling to far-off countries, walking through landmarks you’ve only read about in history books, and seeing sights that previously had only existed in your imagination. Now, imagine getting paid for it. That’s exactly what Gina Greenlee, author of Postcards and Pearls did. Here, Gina talks to Amy Robertson about some of the ups and downs of travel writing, but, more importantly, she shares how she summoned the courage to achieve the life she’d always dreamt of, how you can do that, and more… MORE >>

     
  8. MARKETS:  GET THE GREEN WITH PREMIUM GREEN

Markets, markets, markets. Find out more about WOW!’s brand of writer’s markets and how joining the club can help you jumpstart your freelance writing career… MORE >>

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Issue 29 - Money Matters - Allena Tapia, Thursday Bram, Gina Greenlee
The Fatal 5 Finance Mistakes Writers Make
Healthy, Wealthy and Wise - Health Insurance for Writers
Get a Blog Get a Job! All About Blogging
20 Answers - How To Survive as a Writer During the Recession
How2 Set Up a Retirement Plan as a Writer by Thursday Bram
Inspiration - Pearls of Wisdom - Gina Greenlee
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