Quote Originally Posted by Old Hack View Post
It's worth putting a lot of thought into why anyone would pay you for this service. Are you a successful short story writer? Do you have a record of strong publications, or have you won any significant prizes? Because there are other people out there offering similar services, who do have this experience and skill, and you'll be competing with them. You have to be able to show that you're a better choice, or you'll get few to no takers.
Of course I am well aware of the requirements. My work has been valued although I still didn't apply for any rewards. However, I am working towards offering a slightly different service that will be directed towards short stories related to everyday lives of my clients. I hope to shape their memories in a written form which could be something interesting and fun. With more work more good references can come.