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Multiplying Sales As A Writer

Often, time is an enemy of writers. Sales seem slow andchecks too small. How does one make the most of theireffort? Here are some tips that will multiply your sales.

1. Companies accepting manuscripts from freelancers offercopies of their writing guidelines and sample copies.Assume there's a reason for them. Study them. The Internetwill save you much postage and time from when I started.Study their web sites as well. What do they tell you aboutthe publication's readers?

2. Think ahead. Lead times for publication are rarelyshort. Writers' guidelines often teach Christmas is inJuly. Lead times can be shorter for the Internet. Learnwhat they are. Submit accordingly.

3. Take advantage of your research. Write more than onemanuscript for the same effort. This adds to yourproductivity. Interviewing a camp director? Write afeature article on how to select a camp for more than onemarket. Write a filler article. Write an article on finding work at a camp.

4. Resell the same manuscript multiple times. My recordfor off-line publication with one manuscript isseventeen reprints. It is easy to surpass this on the web.

5. Resell to editors. Once you sell to a company, sendanother query or manuscript to its editor. Some companiesmay buy from you for each issue, others will buy only onceevery so many months. Learn what they want before yousubmit. Learn this from studying their publication beforeyou query. If they like what you do, keep them happy.

6. Use query letters whenever possible. When an editor hasOK'd a query letter first you usually succeed at sellingthe manuscript . This saves valuable time! Kill fees aremore often offered if article results from a query letteras well.

Take a look at your sales. What has worked for you? Howcan you multiply your sales? Brainstorm more ideas. Making more money per manuscript is possible.

Author info: L. C. Peterson is a freelance writer and website marketer. The writer's personal web site is More publishing tips can be foundat

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