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Dec162010

How To Become An Author On Freelance MD

Freelance MD’s primary goal is to deliver quality information to physicians who want to gain freedom and control of their careers and lifestyle.

Of course, this information comes form our contributing authors who are willing to share their time and effort to provide access to the best information and experitise around lifestye, income and career for physicians.

Writing takes time. Closely examining the latest developments takes its time as well. If you're a thought leader with information to share and want to make it available to our readers as one of our writers, we welcome your participation and help!

Of course, you don't need to become a "Contributing Writer" for Freelance MD. You can interact with the community—Including our writers—by leaving comments or using our community forums. You can also write and submit a guest post and have it appear in the main blog and all of our RSS feeds.

But this post is for those who may consider becoming part of the team. Here's a pretty simple FAQ that walks throught some of the common questions about our contributing team. Let's get on with it.

Who can become an writer?

You, if you have expertise that's of interest to our physician readers and you're willing to share it. However, you need to know what you are talking about and be certain that you can write well; possessing solid writing skills is a must. If you're funny, charasmatic and prolific... well, that's just frosting on the cake.

Why should I write for Freelance MD? I've got my own site.

Ah... you'll notice that all of our writers have their own sites, run their own businesses, and are generally pretty damn busy... So why are they writing for Freelance MD?

First, they believe in what we're doing. If you've been around medicine in any capacity for more than a day, you'll already know that physicians are hungry for real information that they can use to gain more freedom and control of their careers and lifestyles.

Second, we bring eyeballs. It's true that everyone has their own site. It's also true that you need readers to make the effort an time involved in running your own site and business work. If no one is reading your site, what's that effort worth?

Freelance MD aggregates all of this expertise in a way that everyone benefits from it. If you're a physician that wants more freedom and control, Freelance MD is the place, and if you're interested in getting in front of physicians who are action oriented thought leaders, they're here too. So, instead of writing for a few hundred readers, you can write content that will be read by tens of thousands.

Third, we build reputations. Read through our author bios and ask yourself if these aren't people that you want to be associated with.

Lastly, we help you build your business, organization, and products. In fact, that's part of our business.

Sounds great! How do I start?

To start, we'll usually ask you to write a few “guest posts". If it goes well, we escalate the discussions to see if you'd fit in our writing team. We have no tight deadlines—the quality is very important to us. However, we ask our writers to keep us informed about the progress—we usually can guide the writers in the “right” direction, assist them and support them with some ideas or some resources. We don't have any hard and fast rules but we usually ask authors to post at least two new articles in a month.

Just contact us and let us know you're interested.

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