Writer • Editor • Digital Strategist

article ideas


How Much Time Should Freelance Writers Spend Researching Articles?

Books library research

January 30, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

I received this freelance writing question on an Ask Me Anything (AMA) I hosted on AMAFeed.com. Question: How would you go about researching a new piece of content? How long would it take in most cases? My response: It depends on what the freelance assignment is and who it’s for. If I’ve been assigned an article… Read More

Why I Started Freelancing While Working Full-Time

woman drinking coffee freelance writing laptop

January 23, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Last week my freelance friend Yuwanda Black invited me to write a Q&A on her blog about why I became a freelance writer and the reason I decided to create my freelance writing e-course “Get Paid to Write” on Teachable. Here, I’ll expand on one aspect of that freelance blog post. I started freelance writing… Read More

5 Tips to Make More Money Freelancing

woman working on laptop at home

January 10, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

If a financial resolution is a component of your 2018 goals, making more money is probably top of mind for you. Whether you’re a full-time freelance writer, a small business owner, a stay-at-home mom (or dad) who wants to make additional money while the kids are sleeping or at work, or you simply want to… Read More

How to Get Better-Paying Clients This Year

business handshake at coffee shop better paying freelance clients

January 3, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Want to make more money freelancing in 2018? Of course you do! Here are some tips to help you achieve that goal of making money as a freelance writer.   Work your network. Referrals from previous full-time jobs probably account for about 70 percent of my business. But Diana, I don’t know anyone in publishing! I… Read More

Did You Achieve Your 2017 Goals?

calendar of 2017

December 20, 2017 | Tags: , , , ,

Thinking about next year’s freelance writing business goals yet? Since it’s December 20th, I feel like my response should be a resounding “Yes!” but it’s more like a lukewarm “kinda.” I’ve received a lot of rah-rah emails about how to set bigger, loftier, and more strategic business goals for 2018. And while I find them encouraging,… Read More

Weekend Habits of Successful Freelance Writers

mug coffee reading books

December 6, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I’m always curious about the habits of successful people, whether that represents success in their personal lives—like relationships, friendships, and health—or being a success in their professional circles. Since scheduling “down time” and “taking days off” can be a struggle for freelancers, I asked successful freelance writers, journalists, and editors I admire what their weekends… Read More

Freelance Writing: What I’m Grateful For

caribbean view and laptop from French Leave Bahamas

November 22, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, freelance writers! I hope you have a nice holiday planned ahead with your family and/or friends. I thought I’d share a few things I’m grateful for as a full-time freelance writer. (In no particular order.) Strong wifi signals Fresh, hot coffee in the morning Having time to be on assignment and write travel… Read More

Podcasts That Bolster My Freelance Business

cell phone with headphones for podcast

October 23, 2017 | Tags: , ,

When I need a break from writing freelance articles, interviewing sources and emailing editors and clients, I love to go on a walk outside and listen to a podcast. Not only do I enjoy learning by listening, but I pick up interviewing tips from the hosts. Here are a few podcasts I listen to regularly…. Read More

Older posts


Work With Me

Diana can help with:

  • Content creation
  • Editing
  • Reporting
  • Magazine writing
  • Website writing
  • SEO writing and strategy
  • Branded content
  • Syndication strategy
  • Launching editorial websites
  • Audience development
  • Blogging
  • Ghostwriting
  • Social media strategy
  • Development of voice and tone
  • Book projects

Email Diana about opportunities: Diana(at)DianaKelly.com.

Free Weekly Newsletter and Bonus Tips

Get Diana Kelly's weekly newsletter with freelance writing tips, resources, and her latest articles. When you sign up for her email, she'll send you her "15 Best Freelance Writing Tips" PDF as a thank you gift. See a recent example. Like it? Sign up.

Free Weekly Newsletter and Bonus Materials
Get Diana Kelly's weekly freelance writing newsletter. You'll also be notified about discounts for her Freelance Writing Online Course AND receive the "15 Best Freelance Writing Tips " bonus PDF as a thank you for subscribing.
It's FREE! I won't spam you.