Monday, May 19, 2008

Stuff I'm Working On

As you may already know, my posting in May has been a bit irregular due to some other outside commitments. But my life will get back on track soon, I promise. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at some things I have coming up for this blog and for my business in general:

A whole new website. After attempting to design my own Wordpress site for months, I've come to the conclusion that I'm not a designer. I'm just not. And I'd really, really like to have a website that does my business justice. I'm in the process of contracting with a really top-notch design firm for design in trade for writing--sounds like a good deal for both of us, and I know they'll do a fantastic job. Stay tuned for a new website and a new home for CatalystBlogger soon.

A new ebook. I get a lot of questions about how to start a freelance writing business, how to price, how to get out of the $5-an-article cycle, and so on. I'm in the process of writing an e-book on getting started as a freelance writer who works primarily with online clients.

New clients. For the past year or so, my business has relied on two large regular clients who have come back to me with regular work. While those clients are still around--and I still love working with them, and plan to continue--I'm starting to expand my business a bit, and I've just picked up two new regular clients in a brand-new vein. Here's to hoping for a long and productive partnership for everyone.

Law copy? My mom is a lawyer. And she's a really excellent writer. She loves the writing aspect of law--writing briefs, and, um...other things that lawyers write. She's expressed interest in handling marketing materials and web copy specifically for law firms--and I'm open-minded enough to consider developing a wing of my business (she'd be the wing) that focuses on copy for law firms. It's still something I'm considering--especially after I get my awesome new website developed.

Thanks for sticking with me during this time--and I hope your businesses are booming. Mine is moving steadily onward, and every day is a new challenge.


G Man said...

cannot wait 4 ur ebook!!!

do u have a due date?

would luv 2 buy it!!!

Unknown said...

Do it, Jen! You'd be an excellent legal writer-upper. :)))

Kathy@TheFlawlessWord said...

Glad to see you'll soon be back to regular posting, and so happy for you on all the new avenues you're planning pursue!

Jennifer Williamson said...

Gman: No due date yet, although I'm thinking it will be sometime around December or January that I'll get it finished. I'll keep you posted!

Lori: Thanks for the vote of confidence!

Kathy: Thanks!

Susan Johnston Taylor said...

Jennifer, that is really savvy of you to barter your writing services. I know someone else who exchanged editing for maid services. Who suggested it? Did they offer the exchange or did you?

Jennifer Williamson said...

Susan: they offered it. They hired me to rewrite the copy on their website. I learned more about their business that way and I loved the work they'd done before, so I asked them for a quote. They suggested a trade instead.

Anonymous said...

It all sounds good -- congrats!

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about designing your own site. Same for me, can't do it!...LOL..

I just found your blog. This is a great site!