• The reason to write for trade magazines is two-fold:
  • “Linda, you’re a crazy woman,” you say. “How can I write for a trade magazine unless I have knowledge of the industry the trade covers””
  • “Linda, you’re a crazy woman,” you say. “How can I write for a trade magazine unless I have knowledge of the industry the trade covers””
  • Do you have any tips or stories you'd like to share about freelance writing for trade magazines? Leave a comment and tell us about them.

New York Stories: Landmark Writing from Four Decades of New York Magazine

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Mercedes Gonzalez is Director of Global Purchasing Companies, a full service buying office that plans and implements retail strategies. She is an expert with experience in every facet of the garment industry. Mercedes consults, teaches workshops, and write for trade magazines. Her company, Global Purchasing, works with new designers, manufacturers and retailers to help them to succeed in today's market.

I write for many trade magazines, but I put a twist on the approach by ghostwriting the articles. My specialty is insurance and healthcare magazines. Trade publications are always looking for articles from industry leaders. So instead of getting paid by the magazine, I am paid by the person I am ghostwriting for-e.g., brokerage firms, healthcare providers. etc. The article has their name in the byline. It’s great PR for my client and helps establish their firm as a thought leader.

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Get Paid Well Writing for Trade Magazines That Don't Pay Well

A third advantage is the reputation you develop when you write for trade magazines within that industry. As your reputation builds, you often experience unexpected opportunities, such as referrals and writing assignments from other editors.