Want to make more money freelancing next year? Of course you do! Here are some tips to help you achieve that goal of making a six-figure income 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!… Read More
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
Think you’ve got a jam-packed schedule and a mile-long to-do list? Try stepping into the shoes of a high school athlete for a week and you might pause before complaining about all of your responsibilities once you discover what they’re juggling. In this feature article I wrote for ESPN RISE’s Girl magazine a few years ago,… Read More
October 16, 2018 | Tags: 15 minute, article writing advice, content marketing, freelance, freelance pitches that worked, freelance writer, making six figures freelancing, morning, morning routines, productivity, time management
When I went full-time freelance in 2013, one of the first things to go out the window was a steady morning routine. Isn’t that the point of freelancing and working from home? I thought. I can sleep until 11 a.m. and work until 11 p.m. at night and no one is expecting me to sit… Read More
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
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
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
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