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Freelance Grant Writing: What Is It and Seeing If A Grant Writing Career Is Right For You?

Here's a video blog I did today! Grab a seat, and I will share with you some insights about freelance grant writing and what it's all about. Enjoy!



Hey, guys, Rodney Walker here, and today I want to share with you and talk to you about what is freelance grant writing. You know, I talked to a lot of people that are interested in breaking into this field and they're interested in doing grant writing and they're really interested in learning what it takes to really become a freelancer. So I want to talk to you a little bit more about that today, and I want to share some insight with you that can help you on your journey so that you can do this freelance grant writing thing and begin to take it to some new levels and really be able to have an enjoyable career if you choose to do that in this area. So let's just grab a seat. I'm going to get something to drink, if you don't mind, and...

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How a Freelance Writer can Make the Transition to Grant Writer

As a freelance writer, you have control over your schedule and workload. You have the opportunity to work with individuals and organizations from various industries, too. However, this career path offers little job security and financial stability. When work opportunities are scarce, you’ll be left with one-off assignments that barely pay the minimum.

Fortunately, you don’t have to leave the freelancer lifestyle to earn additional income. Grant writing is a good way to bolster your current work. Non-profit organizations are always in need of skilled writers to create proposals to raise money. This line of work allows you to help make changes to the world without leaving the comfort of your home.

What is Grant Writing?

Grant writing is the concept of creating proposals to raise funds for the activities planned by non-profit organizations. These proposals are sent to financial institutions and potential donors in the private sector.

This profession is always in high...

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Grant Writing Business Portfolio... and Why Every Grant Writer Needs One!

If the saying is true, "Seeing is believing," then it pays to have a grant writing portfolio.

Just think about it for a moment...

  • Photographers have their photos
  • Painters have their painting displayed in galleries
  • Musicians have their music on CD's and MP3 files for us to hear

But, where do Grant Writers have their grant proposals?

Hidden away in some electronic files on their computer

No way! Please say this isn't so. If you are a grant professional you are well aware that grant writers can become very protective of the grant proposals they have developed.

However, there is no need to hide them from potential clients. Right?

There are a few reasons why you should have a portfolio:

  1. Nearly every potential client will want to see a sample of your work before contracting your services. This is your time to shine.
  2. Many job openings for grant writers will request two or three samples of your writings before they are willing to even have a conversation with you. You will...
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