Writer's Digest Nov/Dec 2015

My First Year of Full-Time Freelancing

A few lessons I've learned after more than a full year of full-time freelancing
Selling services and products through your website

How to Sell Digital Products & Services Directly from Your Website: Advice for Authors and Freelancers

To sell products and services directly through your website, here are a few services and tools to get up and running fast (no coding or tech help required).
Jane Friedman Upgrade Your Story

Interview with Jane: Understanding the Business of Authorship

In this latest podcast interview, I discuss understanding your business as an author and expanding your personal brand beyond just book sales.
Author Biz podcast

Building Your Business As An Author [Interview]

I was delighted to be a guest on Stephen Campbell's podcast, The Author Biz.
Mike Cogh / via Flickr

The Long-Term View: 3 Exciting Mind Shifts for Author Entrepreneurs

Note from Jane: Today's guest post is from Joanna Penn (@thecreativepenn), and is based on her new book, Business for Authors:
writing and money

Writers Are Opening Up About Money—And That’s a Good Thing

From a recent op-ed at the New York Times: Writers may always have worried about money, but now seems a
taxes for authors

What Every Self-Published Author Needs to Know About Taxes

U.S. tax code encourages new businesses by permitting entrepreneurs to offset losses from one business from other income as long as the owner has a serious intent to operate the business at a profit.
by Niklas Wikström

Being an Author vs. Running a Business as an Author

Is there a difference between being an author versus running a business as an author? In this interview with Joanna Penn,
business plan for writers

The 7-Step Business Plan for Writers

Your productivity and growth are a direct result of forming a business plan (and sticking to it); here are 7 steps—plus a template—for creating your own.
Best Business Advice for Writers: September 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers: September 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers (Sept 2013): a monthly link round-up where I share the best online articles focused on the business of writing and publishing.
Best Business Advice for Writers: August 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers: August 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers is a monthly link round-up where I share the best online articles focused on the business of writing and publishing.
healthcare for writers

Healthcare for the Self-Employed Writer

How to find health insurance if you're a self-employed writer.
Best Business Advice for Writers: July 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers: July 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers is a monthly link round-up where I share the best online articles focused on the business of writing and publishing.
Audience Development for Writers: Your Life-Long Career Investment

Audience Development for Writers: Your Life-Long Career Investment

In this talk from the 2013 Midwest Writers Workshop, I explain the process of growing my readership since 2008, then share a few key principles I follow to make it an enjoyable and sustainable process.
Best Business Advice for Writers: June 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers: June 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers is a monthly link round-up where I share the best online articles focused on the business of writing and publishing. Share any best reads you've found lately in the comments.
Best Business Advice for Writers: May 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers: May 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers is a list of the best online articles focused on the business of writing and publishing.
Best Business Advice for Writers: April 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers: April 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers is a monthly link round-up where I share the best online articles focused on the business
Best Business Advice for Writers: March 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers: March 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers is a monthly link round-up where I share the best online articles focused on the business
Best Business Advice for Writers: February 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers: February 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers is a monthly link round-up where I share the best online articles focused on the business of writing and publishing.
Best Business Advice for Writers: January 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers: January 2013

Best Business Advice for Writers is a monthly link round-up where I share the best online articles focused on the business of writing and publishing.
Best Business Advice for Writers: December 2012

Best Business Advice for Writers: December 2012

Best Business Advice for Writers is a monthly link round-up that shares the best articles online focused on the business of writing and publishing.
Best Business Advice for Writers: November 2012

Best Business Advice for Writers: November 2012

For a couple years, I curated a weekly round-up of links called Best Tweets for Writers. I had fun doing