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Episode Info: Allison Tait is an experienced freelance writer, blogger, speaker, and fellow podcaster. Using insomnia to her advantage, Allison gets more done in a day than Tammy and I do in a week. Listen as Allison shares freelance tips, resources, and her approach to organization. What You'll Hear in this Episode Why you have to hustle to be a freelancer The importance of talking to someone who understands the business before starting Tips on creating a perfect pitch and how to find an angle specific to you Why editors will give you a chance if your idea is good enough Why you should expect to get rejected Why it's important to craft each pitch differently for each publication The best publications to start pitching Why you can't be scared of asking questions, writing emails, and making phone calls Best social media practices for freelance writers The art of selling an idea in as few words as possible Why you can't overlook the community aspect of blogging Picking the best parts of social media that work for you How she gets everything done by prioritizing her schedule The advantages of getting paid to do what you love Links and Resources Maxabella Loves Alison Lee -- Writing, Wishing Vidya Sury -- Kate Sutton -- WitWitWoo Nicole Morgan -- Sisters from another Mister Styling You guest post by Allison So You Want to Be a Writer - Episode 35 of Allison's podcast Australian Writers' Centre Maxabella Loves So you Want to Be Writer - Allison's book Mapmaker Chronicles
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