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
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
October 2, 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, how many hours freelancers and freelance writers work each week can be all over the place as it’s different for each freelancer. It’s also probably different depending on how many clients they’re juggling that week. I’ll answer for myself and share… 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
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
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
Diana can help with:
Email Diana about opportunities: Diana(at)DianaKelly.com.
Get Diana Kelly's weekly e-newsletter with freelance writing tips. When you sign up for her weekly email newsletter, she'll send you her "15 Best Freelance Writing Tips" PDF as a thank you gift. See a recent example. Like it? Sign up.