Path #5 to Technical Writing Success: Startups
Working on projects for startup companies is the fifth path to technical writing success.
Startups offer an abundance of opportunities for freelance technical writers because they usually have a small in-house staff, so they often need consultants.
When you approach a startup, keep in mind that they may need help in several areas including marketing, sales, advertising, user documentation (manuals), training materials, and web site development.
In addition to helping startups achieve their goals, working as a consultant will provide you with a growing network of future potential clients because employees of startups often spin off companies of their own.
I invite you to dip your pen into the Inkwell and share your startup consulting stories.