Getting Paid to Post: Freelance Writing in 2021

Jan 20 (Wed), 1:30 AM - 2:45 AM Coordinated Universal Time
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All indie writers hope to have a break-out moment and build a large, loyal audience whose generous support will pay our bills.

But building your own audience can take years of hard work.

And there's no guarantee that you can monetize your content when you need to — to pay for groceries, utilities, or rent.

While we each pursue our indie hustles, freelancing can help to broaden our reach, build our brand, and keep our bills paid.

Our featured guests are both successful freelance writers who have been published in various outlets:

  • Geoff Shullenberger is an academic and writer. His writing has been published in Arc Digital, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Atlantis, Tablet, Unherd, and other publications.

  • Aria Alamalhodaei is a freelance writer. Her work has been published in The Verge, Slate, Discover Magazine, Deadspin, and other publications.

Geoff and Aria will share their experiences working as freelance writers and advice that will help you think strategically about:

  • securing paid gigs

  • getting published

  • building your brand

Afterwards, we will pivot to an Q&A, where you can ask questions until we run out of time.

You can learn more about Geoff by visiting his blog https://outsidertheory.com/ and following him on Twitter @Daily_Barbarian.

You can learn more about Aria by checking out this curated list of her writing https://ariaalamalhodaei.contently.com/ and following her on Twitter @Breadfrom

This event is hosted by IndieThinkers.org — The world's only private community for independent intellectuals. If you're interested in learning more about the community, visit indiethinkers.org.

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