September 24, 2018 | Tags: article writing advice, freelance, freelance rates, freelance writer, freelance writing, freelance writing advice, freelancer, how to make more money, money, productivity, six figure income, stress, time management, work at home, work from home, writing tips
I was chatting with some freelance writer friends the other day about why I decided to start my freelance writing course and how people often ask us about our freelance writing careers: how to do it, tips for how they can get started, and how newbies can make money freelance writing. We all agreed that… 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
July 31, 2018 | Tags: article ideas, article writing advice, articles, content marketing, freelance mistakes, freelance rates, freelance writing course, magazine editors, online course, pitches, time management, writing tips
As a freelance writer, getting through to an editor is one of the toughest parts you’ll experience. When you don’t know the editor personally or through a referral, eliciting a response from your article pitch can be a challenge. Remember, the editor is juggling many hats and likely receives over 200 emails a day from… Read More
(This blog post is a sample lesson from my Get Paid to Write: Become a Freelance Writer self-directed online course. Learn more about the Freelance Writing Online Course here.) You’ve got your freelance article idea, and you know the magazine or website you’d like to sell it to. Now you need to make sure your… Read More
July 16, 2018 | Tags: article ideas, content marketing, freelance course, freelance pitches that worked, freelance rates, freelance tips, freelance writer, freelance writing tips, how to make more money, online course, productivity, writing tips
A freelancer asked me this question on the AMAFeed website when I hosted an “Ask Me Anything” about Freelance Writing. Q: How good is a beginner’s chance to find a freelance writing job? Here is my answer, elaborated a bit for my freelance writing blog followers. A: This is a great time for a beginner… Read More
Time is one of the biggest barriers people tell me they face when they want to start freelance writing and are convinced they don’t have the time to write. Finding time to start your side hustle career, write article pitches, or do research before pitching a client isn’t hard exactly, but it does take effort…. Read More
As a freelance writer, I get a lot of questions from friends and strangers when they find out what I do for a living. I thought I’d share some of the silly and serious questions I get about being a freelance writer, freelancing from home, whether all writers are poor (here’s how much freelancers make… Read More
I’ve always enjoyed columns and essays when someone would address a “letter to their younger self” where they’d disclose wisdom learned in hindsight so I thought I’d tackle that with freelancing. I asked freelance writer friends “What Do You Wish You Knew about Freelancing 5 or 10 Years Ago?” so that anyone reading this could… Read More
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