Tools of the Freelance Writer

keyboard-2BUSINESS STATIONERY. Take the time to come up with professional stationery.  This doesn’t have to be expensive, although there are plenty of online companies like vistaprint.com that print business cards, address labels, stationery and more for low prices.  As an alternative to using a company, design and print these yourself.

BUSINESS CARDS. Always carry your business cards with you and hand them out to everyone you meet, not just prospective clients. How many times has someone asked you, “Do you know someone who sells….?”.  Again, it is all about getting your name – and the name of your business – into as many people’s hands as you can.Karenzo Card

DESKTOP VS. LAPTOP. Personally, I recommend that you have both. For long stints at the desk, you should have a nice large screen. For road trips, you should have a laptop with backup flash drives, memory, battery power, and wireless capability.

COMPUTER SOFTWARE. You need to purchase as close to state-of-the-art programs for your niche as you possibly can. For basic writing and design you MUST purchase a minimum of the latest version of Microsoft Word and the latest version of Adobe software.

FILIING CABINET AND FILE FOLDERS

OFFICE SUPPLIES. Pens, pencils, scissors, 3-hole punch, stapler, paper clips, erasers, notebooks, paper, copy paper, rubber bands….these are just a few of the supplies I use on a daily basis.

DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS

GUIDE TO GRAMMAR

YELLOW PAGES

A COMFORTABLE CHAIR!

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Karen leads workshops in Creative Writing, Poetry and Journal Therapy, and Memoir Writing. She has studied genealogy and personal histories since 1987, lecturing and leading workshops on Memoir Writing and Journaling to the community since 1998. Karen holds a BA in English and has studied Literature, Business, and Education at the graduate level. She is a former college instructor of English Composition and Reading. In the past, Karen has worked as a high school & middle school teacher. She currently works as a Curriculum Specialist and is an MFA Creative Writing student at Florida Atlantic University.
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One Response to Tools of the Freelance Writer

  1. anu says:

    I started my freelance career and got getaelance.com , There we can place bid and win projects. They

    offer various packages as per need. good going …

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