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If you’re reading this guide, most likely you are interested in breaking into the freelance market and earning some cash as a writer. So assuming you have the desire and the skill necessary to get paid for your work, THIS LITTLE WRITER WENT TO MARKET will offer the chance to set some goals for yourself (what to write and which markets you want to pursue). It will also give you a little basic insight into freelancing and provide you with information on where to find paying opportunities, and how to submit your work.

The following pages include brief overviews of a few different markets so you can figure out which ones are a good fit for you. Also included are recommended resources and publications, most with links for you to check out online.

So are you ready to learn how you can produce wealth (or at least a few bucks) from the talent God has given you? Then read on…



GREETING CARDS



Have you ever browsed a rack of greeting cards and couldn’t find the perfect card? Or maybe you’ve even thought, “I could come up with something better than that.”

Why not give it a shot?

Writing greeting cards is fun, can be done in short bursts of time, and can be very lucrative. Some companies have their own in-house writers (Hallmark, American Greetings) but most do accept freelance submissions.

First, some basics.

Most common types of verse: Traditional, sentimental, short verse, rhyming, one-liners, humorous gag lines. Note about humor –funny cards are in great demand. Think about current trends, phrases, events, and frustrations you experience. Humor can be sarcastic, cute and sweet, groaners, or edgy.

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