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 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
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
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
In last week’s post, I addressed whether freelancers should specialize in a certain niche. I covered four positives I see from writing for a niche market. But how niche is too niche? Sure, being known as one of the top technical writers in a certain market will probably get you steady work, but there could… Read More
February 13, 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, it can be all over the place for different freelancers. I’ll answer for myself and share some posts that works for other freelancers. I average about six hours of work five days a week. Sounds pretty good right? Now, think back… Read More
February 6, 2018 | Tags: content marketing, freelance, freelance course, freelance pitches that worked, freelance writing, freelance writing advice, magazines, online course, pitches, productivity, time management, work at home, writing tips
This question of what makes content “good” was asked by a student in the FreelanceAMA discussion I hosted a few weeks ago. I thought it would make a great freelance writing blog post to learn what makes content “good” and what makes content shareable. Q: What makes good content? How do you know if a… Read More
I often write about fitness and weight loss topics—particularly at this time of year—and I think a lot of the advice that’s applicable to those audiences could be helpful for freelancers and freelance writers who want to get published and paid to write in 2018. Here is some fitness advice about getting started and staying… Read More
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