I Wrote for Free. So Will You.

Check out this great post from the Novelty Revisions blog on writing for free

Meg Dowell Writes

I blogged for 3 years before landing my first paid job as a reporter for my college newspaper. My final year, they let me have my own column, so I could write about what mattered to me most (student health).

I would continue to blog for 5 and a half more years before I earned my first $0.64 via Patreon.

Before I started freelancing after graduation (and the end of a temporary job that did not become permanent as promised), for 7 months straight, I wrote and pitched to every website, blog, and online magazine I could, just to get my name out there for free.

I spent 36 months writing and editing for a magazine before the company paid me my first dollar. That job sparked my interest in health literacy, which inspired me to get my master’s degree, which landed me my first full-time staff writing job (with…

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