It’s the day after that horrible act of terrorism in Lower Manhattan. I used to run, walk and occasionally bike that path, which was about a mile from the apartment I lived in the past five years. It hit home yesterday and today. I could have been one of those victims. I could have been… Read More
I’m very fortunate that I’m located in New York City as a freelance writer. So when I get invited to a cool event like getting to tour a new Viking Ocean Cruise ship docked in the harbor of Manhattan, it’s a wise decision when I make time for something like this. As I boarded the… Read More
(This blog post is a sample lesson from my Get Paid to Write: Become a Freelance Writer self-directed online course.) You’ve got your idea, and you know the magazine or website you’d like to sell it to. Now you need to make sure your pitch goes to the right person. See also: Freelance Article Pitches… Read More
Marketing yourself is crucial if you want to be a successful freelance writer. Whether you’re just getting started freelance writing, or someone who’s been freelancing for years as a side hustle while working full-time, it’s easy to skip this step—especially when work and life gets busy. To me “marketing” means emailing editors, networking at events,… Read More
Time is a commodity that’s precious to all of us, but freelancers in particular can feel the “time is money” worries daily, as can anyone who owns a business I’d venture to guess. When I was first getting started with freelance writing, if I wasn’t writing articles, interviewing a source, or getting story assignments from editors, it… Read More
When I was interviewed by Project Book podcaster Alex Cespedes in April 2016 about being freelancer, I offered tips on getting started with freelancing and shared details about my freelance writing rates at that time: • For one interview, one source, an about 500 words, I try to get about $0.50/word from a client. That… Read More
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