How to Sell 75% of Your Freelance Writing


To sell 75% (or much more) of your freelance writing submissions to magazines and newspapers you need a consistent process that will get your work bought, a professional rate paid, and almost all of your rejections eliminated before you even write them!

In the last 25 years I’ve written a book by this title (twice a Writer’s Digest top book club choice) and given a four-hour seminar about the topic about 400 times, usually through college extended ed programs. (In fact, I gave one two nights back, at Foothill College, near Stanford in California.)

Core to that program is a formula that guides the writer on their selling quest to consistently surpass that 75% selling plateau. This is it:

“You sell more than 75% of your freelance writing by writing only when you have better than a 50% chance of a sale. (Once sold, you can increase your income by selling reprints and rewrites of the same material.)

“You have better than a 50% chance of a sale by either querying your prospective market, and writing after you receive a positive reply, or by writing to markets where you can simultaneously submit the same manuscript.”

Let’s talk more about this in coming blogs in the next month since I will be producing an updated three-hour CD series (with the full workbook, downloadable on a fourth disk). I’ll tell you when this program becomes available, and share some of its key contents along the way.

Does this formula work? I’ve used it to put 1,700+ freelance articles in print, then to create some 15 spinoff books (of my 39). So it has for me, and for many of the thousands of attendees who kindly sent me a copies of their sold articles (and books).

I hope it works for you!

Best wishes,

Gordon Burgett

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