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Don’t forget about Magazine Features

It is a shame, but more and more freelance writers are focusing solely on web content. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with this. But at the same time, you do not want to overlook the benefits of writing for magazines and other “offline” publications. This is where I started my career, and to this day I am still involved – even though online work is more prominent than ever.

Breaking into magazine writing is not as difficult as some freelancers make it out to be. As I tell anybody who asks, start with a copy of Writer’s Market. If you don’t want to buy the book version or want to get started right away, you can always sign up for online access. I usually do both, and it works out great in the long run.

Do you really want to get involved with magazine writing? I am not here to tell you that this is something you should definitely be doing. After all, everybody has their own plans. That being said, you should at least consider this type of writing because of the many benefits that it offers. One thing that many people love is seeing their name in print. When you get involved with feature writing for magazines this will happen time and time again.

Along with the notoriety, do not overlook the pay that comes along with being a feature writer. Believe it or not, I have been paid up to $.50/word for some articles. While most gigs start much lower, the ceiling is high.

Even though you may spend a lot of your time generating content for the web, you should never overlook the benefits of becoming a feature writer for print publications.

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