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Issue #17 -- The Art of Reselling Your Travel Stories
June 09, 2014
It’s almost summer and that always puts me in a great mood.
Just returned from a press trip in Belgium a couple weeks ago, and caught up on movies on the long trip home. Watched “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” - really enjoyed it! Ben Stiller did a great job as Walter Mitty, and it’s a good tale for travel journalists. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth a trip to the movies.
First up in this issue is an article about how to earn more money for every story you write - by reselling your work. People get a little nervous about this, but as long as you haven’t signed away your rights to do this, it’s a great way to bring in some extra income, almost effortlessly. Read the article for my advice on how to go about doing it.
I mentioned in an earlier article how much I dislike creating magazine distribution lists. But you need these lists in order to have sales leads for your articles. So the second article is about how to go about (or, how I go about) creating distribution lists.
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The Art of Reselling Your Travel Articles
When my fellow freelance writers hear that I have more than 800 published articles to my name their first reaction is disbelief. “You can’t have published that many” they say, “we’ve been writing for about the same amount of time and haven’t even written half that number of articles”.
“Ah”, I say, “About three hundred of those published articles are reprints”. Then they give me another incredulous look and say, “How can you sell so many reprints?”
The answer to that question is what this article is all about.
I figured out early in my writing career that the lifeblood of the freelance writer’s income is recycling their articles. Reselling articles is a savvy approach for the freelance writer’s continued survival and success.
It saves you time and increases your income.
One of the biggest mistakes many writers make is thinking they have to keep writing brand new articles. This is an appalling waste of time because they’re only getting paid for their efforts once.
It’s like being on a writer’s treadmill to hell—you work hard, but get nowhere.
Starting a new article from scratch is time consuming by the time you’ve done the research, composed the query letter and written the piece. If it’s a travel article, your research takes up your time and comes with the cost of travel – and then you still need to spend additional time writing the article when you get home.
So what are the possibilities to making writing a more profitable endeavor? How can you do it?
How to Build Distribution Lists
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