Have you ever felt stuck when trying to come up with new freelance article ideas ? Whether you’re a professional freelance writer who’s been publishing content for over 15 years, or, had to write a paper for college, or, needed to come up with fresh ideas for your company’s brainstorm session, we’ve all experienced that pressure… 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 2, 2018 | Tags: article ideas, content strategy, freelance, freelance writing, freelance writing course, freelancer, magazine editors, online course, productivitiy, writing rates, writing tips
I’m always curious about the habits of successful people–particularly successful freelancers, 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… 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
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
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
May 29, 2018 | Tags: article ideas, articles, content marketing, freelance course, freelance writing, freelance writing advice, freelance writing course, freelancer, freelancing, making six figures freelancing, pitches, productivitiy, stress, time management
In last week’s blog, I shared a few suggested summer goals you could set for yourself to work on this season. Some freelancers worry about a summer slowdown before it’s even happened and stress that there will be a dry spell with assignments or that their editors will fall off the face of the earth… Read More
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