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Hey, How'd You Launch A Lucrative Writing Business, Michael Sedge?

Balancing two businesses and a prolific 30-year international career, writer and author Michael Sedge reveals how he found and sustains success

By Andrea K. Hammer - July 6, 2009
On the fly during half of the year, Michael Sedge has developed sharp worldwide vision and savvy business techniques to grow his 30-year writing business. The author of books including Double Your Income Through Foreign Sales, The Writer's and Photographer's Guide to Global Markets, and Marketing Strategies for Writers, he has also targeted the Internet industry, where he frequently resells his work.

After extensive travel in Germany, Sedge recently headed back to his base in Naples, Italy, where he moved from Flint, Mich., in 1973. On a brief layover after another business trip to Djibouti, Africa, he was setting off again for two days in New York and a weeklong conference in Salt Lake City. Before he was airborne once again, Sedge paused to share his tips for a smooth flight through the international and Internet markets.

How did your education prepare you for your career?
My education gave me an excellent base for my position as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, covering military and war activities in the Mediterranean region, Middle East and Northern Africa. Having a knowledge of the history of Europe and these regions allowed me to approach my features with a better understanding in answering the "who, what, when, where and why," which all stories should provide....

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