Supplemental Income for Writers (PT35)

Supplemental Income for Writers (PT35)

Alex and Nick discuss how to make supplemental income and getting side-jobs while working in TV or breaking in.

How do you stay financially secure before and after breaking in the entertainment industry? How should you balance work and writing? What are some freelance jobs worth pursuing as a writer? What are the benefits and drawbacks of being an independent contractor?

The Paper Team files their 1099…



1 – Benefits and drawbacks of finding supplemental income or freelancing (00:22)
2 – Ways of making supplemental income as a writer (12:26)
Takeaways and Resources (38:34)


Managing Finances as an Assistant and Staff Writer (PT16)
Stage 32
Roadmap Writers
Virtual PitchFest
Gig economy
Friedman Agency
Chuck Tingle (NSFW)
“Easy and Healthy French Recipes” – Claire Rose
Amazon Mechanical Turk


r/BeerMoney (reddit)

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