Hosted in English | 1.5 Hours
About the workshop
Freelance writing isn't just about great writing. You can make it even if you're just an adequate writer. However, you definitely won't make it if you don't figure out how to pitch or get paid, and even if you figure those things out, you'll probably struggle if you try and do it all by yourself. This workshop will help you make an informed decision. Here’s what you will learn:
- Factors to consider before you quit your job for freelance gigs
- Pitching your ideas
– How to think about ideas
– Finding places to publish
– Mastering cold emailing and calling
- Getting paid
– Figuring out the right price for your work
– How to negotiate and be shameless
– Cracking accounting/taxation
- Building connections: The secret sauce to success
About the host
Visvak is a writer who has worked in print and digital journalism – as an editor and reporter. He headed Dialogue, BuzzFeed India’s essays section, and has also worked as a features writer and editor at the Hindu and at BusinessLine. He has also been an external editor with the Economic & Political Weekly. His writings have appeared in the Hindu, Caravan, Scroll.in, BBC, the Wire, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed News, Mint, BusinessLine, Mongabay, Asia Times, Newslaundry, Pragati, and Arre, among others.
Besides his journalistic work, he has dabbled in various other kinds of writing over the years, including web series and theatre scripting, coffee table books, content marketing, and technical manuals.
You can follow Visvak’s work on his Twitter profile ‘visvak’.