TBJA 011 Angela Tague: How To Get The Best Freelance Writing Assignments

How To Get The Best Freelance Writing Assignments, Angela Tague, TBJA 11
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Headshot of Angela TagueAngela Tague talks about how to connect with consumers to build trust and how freelance writers can get great leads through social media. She also shares how she had to overcome health challenges to keep her business thriving.

Angela Tague has been working in news writing and photography since 1998. Continuing her passion, today, she is a freelancer and blogger of Web Writing Advice where she helps teach other tips and tricks to make writing online enjoyable, profitable, and successful. In 2012, Angela was named writer of the year by Skyword, a global marketing company.

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Think Like A Journalist Quote
Success Tip

You have to put yourself out there daily.

 Fitness Habit

Whole foods diet and daily exercise

Career Highlight

Recognized by Skyword as writer of the year (2012).

When It Didn’t Work

Most important part of being an entrepreneur is staying on track. When first starting out on her own, Angela was not as self-motivated or focused as she should have been. Find out what she did to turn her business around.

Brand Journalism Advice
  • Study your audience.
  • Write content that offers solutions.
  • Don’t sit behind your computer all day long; exercise to stimulate creativity.
  • Don’t abuse social media. Be a friend. Be social. “It’s a two-way conversation.”
  • Talk to brands on social media to engage them and get assignments.
  • Write reviews and share the review with companies that you would like to work with.
Think Like A Journalist

Draw from marketing techniques that work well in successful compaigns. Create a blog and start writing contant and build the company’s social media.

Multimedia Resource

iPhone

Tape A Call Pro App

Buffer App

Multimedia Book, Documentary, Channel

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

Expert Predictions

A lot of daily news media will disappear or downsize. User-generated content will dominate lives.

Resource Links

WholeFoodsLiving.blogspot.com

WebWritingAdvice.com

Google Calender

Contact

Angela’s Google +

Angela’s LinkedIn

Twitter @AngelaTague

Angela’s Pinterest

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Angela Tague (headshot) interview on The Brand Journalism Advantage Podcast

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About The Author

Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia Brand Journalist, Brand Consultant & Marketing Strategist who is revolutionizing brand communication with consumers. She makes companies remarkable using brand journalism storytelling to grow their online presence, build a community, and gain greater market share. Phoebe is a former TV News journalist who helps brands gain a competitive advantage by learning to "Be the Media". Phoebe is the host of "The Brand Journalism Advantage" podcast and a "Top 50 Podcaster To Follow". Listen in iTunes or at ThinkLikeAJournalist.com

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