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Beyond the Margins: An Indispensable Guide for First-Time Freelance Writers, Designers, and Other Work-from-Home Professionals Paperback – January 5, 2014


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About the Author

Michael Kwan is a professional freelance writer who has been writing quality content on the Internet since 1999. He covers a wide range of subject matter, including social commentary, consumer electronics, social media, home-based business, Internet marketing, and consumer advice. He likes to call himself a professional gadget geek. His work has been published on such prominent websites as Mobile Magazine, MEGATechNews, LoveToKnow, Smartlife Blog, Blogging Tips, Sitepoint, Hadouken Online and John Chow dot Com. You may have seen Michael featured on media outlets like CBC Vancouver, The Commentary and Miss 604. Michael resides in the Vancouver area in British Columbia, Canada. Twitter: @michaelkwan Website: michaelkwan.com Blog: btr.michaelkwan.com
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 5, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493718991
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493718993
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,437,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Kwan is a professional freelance writer who has been writing quality content on the Internet since 1999. He has written about everything from consumer electronics to social media, home-based businesses to travel stories. He likes to call himself a professional gadget geek.

His work has been published on such websites as MEGATechNews, LoveToKnow, Mobile Magazine, Smartlife Blog, Blogging Tips, Sitepoint, and John Chow dot Com. You may have seen Michael featured on media outlets like CBC Vancouver, The Commentary and Miss 604.

Visit MichaelKwan.com for more on Michael's freelance writing services and to read his blog, Beyond the Rhetoric.

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I am a freelance writer myself - making a semi-decent full time salary.
writermelle
I’ve been a freelance writer myself for almost as long as Michael Kwan has and yet I still found a lot of new, invaluable information in the pages of his book.
D. D.
This was a great read and I would highly recommend for anyone that is interested in writing or starting their own business.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Derek Semmler on December 16, 2014
Format: Paperback
Often times people think of freelance writing as a dream job that requires little effort and you only work the hours you want, and then they wonder why they are not successful.

Michael does an outstanding job of covering the positives and negatives of being a freelance writer, and provides the types of tips and tricks that only someone that has been there and done that - successfully - can provide. His words should provide a dose of reality for those looking for the quick and easy path to online riches, but also provide a huge stepping stone for those that are ready to roll up their sleeves and become a successful freelance writer.

Beyond the Margins lives up to the name as well, because many of the lessons that Michael shares are applicable to any entrepreneur that is trying to make their own way. This was a great read and I would highly recommend for anyone that is interested in writing or starting their own business.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Jeff Cutler on January 26, 2014
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Michael and I have worked together for a handful of years and have commiserated over the trials a freelancer faces. He knows - as most freelancers do - the struggles and solutions every freelancer faces.

This guide puts everything into perspective and makes the landscape clear for both seasoned veterans like myself and for those who might be thinking of making the jump into freelancing. While the title says it's for first-timers, there are lessons here that served to remind me that there are better ways to run by writing business. It never hurts to have some refreshing and clear advice from an expert.

Good work, Michael! Love the book!
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As the owner of various web sites and blogs, I get to deal with a lot of content generation and writing. This means I also understand the world of freelance writing very well and get to higher many freelance writers for my sites. Michael does a great job of providing a clear understanding of what to expect from the world of freelance writing for anyone who is looking to get into this area, while also providing various resources and tips for anyone who is already established and looking to step up their game as well.
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