I am a big fan of Peter Bowerman. Not only is he an award-winning author and successful freelance writer, but he’s also a genuinely personable guy who is generous about helping other freelancers.
So when he published an invitation to submit ideas for guest posts on his blog, I responded.
And he said yes!
Guest-posting for Peter
Peter Bowerman’s blog is called The Well-Fed Writer Blog (after his award-winning book, The Well-Fed Writer). His subscribers are mainly freelancers who learn from Peter’s experiences and share their own. Peter has done a great job of creating a community in the midst of what can be a very competitive industry.
The blog I submitted to him was about the work I’ve done for Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Homes, which I’ve also described in earlier posts here, such as Memorial Folders: a final tribute to your loved one’s life story. But for Peter Bowerman’s subscribers, I went into more detail about the process of getting the job and arriving at a price. If you are interested in those details, you can go to Peter’s blog to read my guest post: Turning Kind Deeds to Writing Income: Helping Funeral Homes Minister to Families.
Are you thinking of freelancing?
If any of you have thought about starting a freelance business—either as a full-time career or to supplement an existing income—I highly recommend Peter Bowerman’s blog and his books. The Well-Fed Writer has a lot of practical instruction about finding work in unlikely places, marketing yourself, and keeping your customers happy. The Well-Fed Self-Publisher is more specifically about publishing your own book so that it looks as good and sells as well as a traditionally published book. (I used a lot of what I learned from Peter to self-publish Cancer Freedom in five different formats.)
In the comments below, I’d love it if you would share one or more of the following:
- What book has inspired you to start a new job or follow a dream?
- What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received—in a book or in person?
- What three books do you keep close to your desk, so you can refer to them often?