Freelance UK's Introduction to becoming a freelance journalist.
There is huge scope for journalism jobs in the market place and below we cover the main areas where you can win contracts or supply stories on a freelance basis.
Like most people who start out in business you may well begin by taking on freelance assignments or covering news worthy events in the hope of selling it to newspapers or magazines.
The best place to gain advice on jobs and where to find work are other professionals. Make best use of online discussion forums, email news groups and, while at events that you are covering, make sure you speak to other journalists who are on assignment.
Resources for selling your work.
The National Union of Journalists have produced an excellent fees guide for freelancers.
Copyright law is there to protect you but it is surprising the amount of freelancers who are not fully aware of the legislation's depth and breadth.
Training courses and information for journalists.
Links and details of professional bodies and unions for journalists.
Our collection of recommended reading titles for those looking to get in to freelance journalism.
Our collection of useful links for freelance journalists.