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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Introducing Improvise Press--and the Return of Six-Figure Freelancing

I've been a self-employed writer for 16+ years, so I'm excited to announce that I've added a new business to my freelancing umbrella. I am now the owner of Improvise Press, a company that publishes books for creative people who want to profit from their passions. While our first books focus on making money as freelance writers, we plan to add more books aimed at hobbyists in other fields in the next two years. 

Improvise is entering the publishing field with its first two titles, Dollars and Deadlines: Make Money Writing Articles for Print and Online Markets and Six-Figure Freelancing: The Writer’s Guide to Making More Money, second edition. I'm especially excited about Six-Figure Freelancing, a book that has been out of print for years, and has been revised and updated for its second edition. 

Six-Figure Freelancing will show you how to:

  • Take a business-like approach to your freelance career;
  • Negotiate more writer-friendly contracts with editors and clients;
  • Identify lucrative freelance markets;
  • Pursue book projects;
  • Create your own writing templates;
  • Work more efficiently;
  • Create and maintain relationships with clients and colleagues;
  • Set short- and long-term goals for your writing career;
  • Branch into lucrative new freelance areas; and
  • Sustain a successful long-term career.
Now, in 2013, even while the publishing world has undergone dramatic change, there are plenty of promising opportunities for freelancers. This updated, expanded version of Six-Figure Freelancing includes an entirely new section on markets; advice about using social media and blogging to build your career: more than two dozen templates including query letters, letters of introduction, and contracts; and the latest advice from successful six-figure freelancers you can use to sustain a long-term freelance career. 

Use the discount code, IMPROVISEPRESS (all caps) for 20 percent off of your order at And please let your friends who would like to make money writing know about Improvise Press and our new line of books. 


  1. Thanks, Joseph! Just saw your order come through. The first shipment of books will go out by Friday, so stay tuned, and THANK YOU! :)

  2. Books are on their way! Thanks, Joseph! :)

  3. My book arrived and I'm on chapter 3, marking and underlining as I read. Yep, it's one of those books that you chew slowly because it's that meaty and good. Thank you, Kelly, for the incredible details you share about work and life as a freelancer. Any place you'd like a review written once I'm finished? Maybe Amazon?

    1. Thank you, Amanda! And yes, I would definitely appreciate that--reviews and word-of-mouth recommendations go a long way toward selling books. Thanks again! :)

  4. Great book, I'm on Ch. 3 and taking my time, underlining and check-marking as I go. Yep, this book is that good. Thank you for sharing so many helpful details from your work and life as a freelancer.

    1. Amanda, for some reason I just saw this comment now. Glad you're enjoying it and finding it helpful!

  5. Kelly, congrats on your newest venture! It's just like hearing about those actors in Hollywood who go on to produce and direct, too (well, not *just* like it, but you get the gist...very cool stuff). :)