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You write and you’re also in the business of freelance writing...

... and you often wonder where can you get good answers to your questions,
hang out with folks like you and maybe have some fun. Even if it’s 2:47 am.

If you're like most freelance writers, when you started to make a living writing you didn't really 'get' that you were in business for yourselves, nor did you realize the solitude you need to write would sometimes drive you up a wall! writer's

Which means you have questions, probably like these:
•    Who can I get to tell me if this query is on track? And if it isn’t, how to fix it?

•    My best client has turned into a slow payer! Should I really try to charge a late fee?

•    When should I make the break to full-time freelance writing? How can I do it?

•    I’ve been asked to write two blog posts a week – how do I charge for that?

•    What’s been your experience with X service?

•    Gee, where can I hang out with another writer or two? Just for a bit?

•    Should I have a blog? Why?

•    What’s the difference, really, between a web site and a blog?

•    How do I build residual or passive income for my retirement?
Questions about writing, questions about technology, questions about contracts, question about fees, questions about marketing… the list goes on.

WriterJoining About Writing Squared was the best decision I made for my freelance  business. Not only do I get to pick the brains of some very established freelancers, but the support and feedback I receive in the forum is phenomenal. No question is too simple to ask and no fear is too silly to voice.

If you're looking for a place to hang out with other freelancers in a friendly, non-judgmental and troll free environment, the About Writing Squared Forum is it. ~ Samar Owais - Blogging at The Writing Base & Creator of How To Break Free Of Low Paying Writing Gigs (And Earn More)

isolated writerSure, a Google search might help, but often you end up with more information than anyone can make sense of – and it’s hard to figure out what applies to you in your situation.

That’s when the solitude that makes your writing possible can begin to feel like… isolation!

You know there are good people who are willing to help, but sometimes you don’t know how to find them – not when you need them the most.

What if you could conjure a few of those good folks to talk with?

Maybe you’d join them at your favorite coffee shop and just talk about everything to do with writing and the business of writing, and running a writing business.

You’d chat with other writers – some who’ve gone through exactly what you’re going through right now and who can offer both helpful suggestions and deep listening. Others would turn to you for help because you’ve walked the path they’re starting now.

That sense of isolation would disappear. You’d get your questions answered. You’d know the satisfaction of helping writer's
                    talkingothers and you’d go back to the writing solitude refreshed and renewed.

That's exactly why the About Writing Squared Forum was created!

It's a place where you know you can find writers who...
•    Are as determined as you are to succeed.
•    Have the self-confidence to be generous with their knowledge and ideas.
•    Know the business side of writing is truly important.
•    Like to have some fun now and again.

Sharon Hurley
                      HallAbout Writing Squared is my favorite writer forum. It is a friendly space where new writers can interact with experienced writers who are happy to share their knowledge on any issue that troubles you – and experienced writers can learn new approaches from new writers. I visit the forum almost every day because I know I will find information from fellow freelance writers whom I respect that will be relevant, useful and may even make me smile . It’s simply a great writer hangout. ~ Sharon Hurley Hall who blogs at Get Paid To Write Online. (See her review of the 5 Buck Forum.)

Cathy MillerI tried forums in the past and found a lot of negative vibes. Because I know and respect Anne Wayman. I gave About Writing Squared forum a shot. What a breath of fresh air. The community is friendly, supportive, and extremely generous with sharing their knowledge. We have writers of every level from the beginner to seasoned pros and from all parts of the world.

About Writing Squared has become a daily habit I embrace. I know if I need a solution to a problem or a boost from hanging out with fellow writers who understand, About Writing Squared is where I go. It's a great place that represents all that is good about the online world. ~ Cathy Miller who blogs at Simply Stated Business

So here's the deal:
5 buck forum
When you join the 5 Buck Forum you pay (gasp) $29.95 a month! Which, if you do the math, comes out to a mere $359.40 a year.

What you get:

Unlimited access to the forum 24/7. You can lurk, you can ask questions, you can post your most recent blog, you can find markets, offer help, make suggestions, whine (a bit) and generally renew yourself so you can get back to your writing refreshed and more knowledgeable about your work.

Plus, when you register you'll immediately get a FREE copy of Uncover Your Hidden Profit Potential - the 12 page report from the webinar of the same name.

Access to the Getting Started in Freelance Writing online course that will help you get off on the right foot with your freelance writing business.

And you'll get at least a 10% discount on every product Anne offers.

More discounts on products offered by other members.


Unlimited 24/7 access to the forum

Free copy of Uncover Your Hidden Profit Potential

Discounts on Webinars (est. per year value)

Discounts on Products by Anne (est. per year value)

Discounts on products by other members (est. per year value)

Almost weekly blog posts exclusive for members


Total value


You pay only
$29.95 per month
or $359.40 per year!
Saving you at least $622.55

Note: The About Writing Squared Forum membership is recurring - your credit card will be automatically billed when your membership comes up for renewal. But, it's easy to cancel your membership at any time through Paypal - and we'll be happy to help you do so if you need us to.

The About Writing Squared is an all around great place to share your freelance trials and triumphs. Successful writers offer tips, support and encouragement for writers at all levels. It is a casual, friendly place to learn about every aspect of professional writing, from social media to technical blogging tips to marketing your writing services. ~ Terry Carr of YogaSOULutions.

Got questions? This FAQ may help

How do I know your estimated values are accurate?
You don't, not really and neither do I, not exactly. I have worked to provide an honest guess at how often you might participate and based pricing on past offers. Then I multiplied. Finally I shut both eyes  and picked a number I felt was reasonably close.

Am I obligated to buy anything else?

No, not a thing. Ever! Yes, I offer Webinars and ebooks and products I think many of our members will find useful, but you don't have to sign up for any of them or purchase a thing other than your membership. [Back to FAQs]

Will you protect my privacy?

Absolutely! I will never sell, rent or give away the information you provide us. Period. [Back to FAQs]

How do I sign up?

It's easy. Click on either the join button or the subscribe button - they go to the same place. And you don't need to join PayPal - just use your debit or credit card. [Back to FAQs]

Is it easy to quit if I want to?

Yes. You can quit any time by canceling your PayPal payment. If you need help with that I'll be glad to provide it. [Back to FAQs]

Is there a limit on the number of members?

No, at the moment there is no limit on the number of members. I'm in the forum almost every day and if I ever need to limit the number of members I will. [Back to FAQs]

What if I need some help with the forum?

Just ask. Seriously, you can ask right there on the forum - you'll find the members helpful. Or send me an email. I know not everyone has experience with online forums. Let me  help. [Back to FAQs]

If you have any additional questions please email us - I tend to answer pretty quickly. The email address is:

We look forward to you joining us!

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