The 3 R’s of freelancing: Reuse, Repurpose, Resell

By Sandra Phinney You’ve heard that clichéd line, “the gift that keeps giving.” I’m starting to view my stories that way. If I resell an article I’ve written, or repurpose the story and sell a second or third rendition of that story, I am gifting myself—and putting extra money in the bank. I’ve already done […]

Posted on August 5, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

The savvy freelancer: Being clever about recycling extra material. Tips from Rose Eveleth.

by Lesley Evans Ogden Successful freelancers need a diversity of skills. One specialized skill that has always intrigued me is the ability to repurpose similar material in multiple places. It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, mainly because I’ve realized I’m not very good at it. As a feature writer who frequently conducts long interviews […]

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Reuse and Recycle

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi   We all have the same complaints. Newspapers are regurgitating content. Editors are reusing tired articles. Publishers are recycling old ideas. But while we writers and readers continue to push for great content, we can also steal a page from the publishing playbook. Why not see how many ways we can […]

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 9:05 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Reselling: how to increase your freelance mileage

Story Board recently had a request from a reader for a post on the etiquette of reselling stories in the digital age. It’s a golden question for freelancers, isn’t it? How do you take something you’ve already written and squeeze a few more dollars out of it? I checked in with a few Canadian writers […]

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 8:12 am by Rachel · 4 Comments · Tagged with: , ,