Ever hear of a summer slowdown? Or maybe you notice an end-of-year slowdown with your freelance business around the holidays? Once you’ve been freelance writing for a few years like I have, it can be helpful to track the times of the year when business slows down for you. That way, when it happens again,… Read More
November 5, 2018 | Tags: 15 minute, article ideas, article writing advice, business, content marketing, freelance course, freelancer, how to make more money, productivity, social media, stress, technology, work from home, writing tips
Do you have any idea of how often you check your email, smartphone, and notifications on all of your devices? Chances are, it’s probably too much, according to a American Psychological Association’s new Stress in America: Coping with Change poll released last year. Four out of five U.S. adults (86 percent) reported “that they constantly or often… Read More
October 2, 2018 | Tags: 15 minute, article writing advice, business, content marketing, freelance, freelance writing tips, freelancing, online course, productivity, time management, work at home, work from home
This freelance question is one I see posed often to freelancers. And, quite honestly, how many hours freelancers and freelance writers work each week can be all over the place as it’s different for each freelancer. It’s also probably different depending on how many clients they’re juggling that week. I’ll answer for myself and share… Read More
This freelance writing post is courtesy of a friend of mine who works in public relations writing. Since she is often tasked with coming up with new topics in niche areas–and ghostwriting in one person’s voice–I thought she’d be a great resource for freelance writers and content marketing writers. Enjoy! I’ve known Diana for more… Read More
September 8, 2018 | Tags: 15 minute, business, content strategy, editors, freelance rates, freelance writer, freelance writing, freelance writing course, freelancer, freelancing, how to make more money, productivity, time management
You might have sent a ton of pitches to editors recently and been twiddling your thumbs waiting for them to respond during a summer slowdown. While this can feel nerve-racking, you take advantage of 15-minute breaks in your calendar to boost your business. Time is a commodity that’s precious to all of us, but freelancers… Read More
September 3, 2018 | Tags: article writing advice, business, freelance, freelance course, freelance pitches that worked, freelance tips, freelance writing tips, how to make more money, productivity, side hustle, six figure income, work from home, writing tips
This year, I decided to start tracking freelance writing pitches I sent to editors. It’s been helpful to see what worked, who I need to follow up with, and to have some lingering freelance article ideas ready in case other editors reached out for pitches to address their content needs. A few weeks ago, I… Read More
August 20, 2018 | Tags: business, content marketing, content strategy, freelance course, freelance writing advice, how to make more money, six figure income, time management, work at home, work from home, writing tips
When you’re a freelance writer, it can seem difficult to spend money on yourself in a way that will ultimately benefit you (the boss) and your business in the long run. But, as many of us have heard before—you have to spend money to make money. Since I’m my fifth year of full-time freelance writing… Read More
Want to make more money freelancing this year? 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
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