How I Write and Edit Books for a Living: February 2018 Income Report

It's hard to find income reports from freelancers specializing in the book niche, especially ghostwriters. So, last year I started posting income reports in the hopes of providing some encouragement to those thinking of entering this field. It is, in fact, possible to feed and clothe yourself running your own book-focused business if you’re willing … Continue reading How I Write and Edit Books for a Living: February 2018 Income Report

The Sales Strategy that Keeps Your Client List Full

Freelancers quickly grow used to clients turning them down due to their rates. In the face of the "That's outside my budget" message, there are a few common reactions. More seasoned freelancers who are confident in their rates will often just move on; they can find work elsewhere. Newer freelancers often get roped into haggling. … Continue reading The Sales Strategy that Keeps Your Client List Full

Make Your Freelance Writing Proposals Stand Out

As with any independent contracting job, when you send out a project proposal to a potential new freelance writing client, you're probably up against a good amount of competition. That client has probably reached out to a few freelancers trying to weigh options, and if you are responding to a job board posting, there's a … Continue reading Make Your Freelance Writing Proposals Stand Out

How I Write and Edit Books for a Living: January 2018 Income Report

  It's hard to find income reports from freelancers specializing in the book niche, especially ghostwriters. So, last year I started posting income reports in the hopes of providing some encouragement to those thinking of entering this field. It is, in fact, possible to feed and clothe yourself running your own book-focused business if you’re … Continue reading How I Write and Edit Books for a Living: January 2018 Income Report

Freelance Writing Business Tips for the New Year

  I used the 2016 New Year to shock my freelance writing career into full-time. I'd already been dabbling in freelancing for almost a year part-time, but I was being paid pennies and only just starting to realize it. In January of that year, I started this blog to vent some of my frustrations and … Continue reading Freelance Writing Business Tips for the New Year

Choose the Right Freelance Writer Title

  When you're building your freelance website, setting up your LinkedIn page, or sending out a pitch to a potential client, you need to have an official freelance writer title that quickly conveys what you do and can lead clients to you via keyword searches. However, there are a number of various titles that freelancers … Continue reading Choose the Right Freelance Writer Title

Get the Most Out of Freelancer Facebook Groups

  Facebook is often overlooked when it comes to freelance networking, in favor of LinkedIn and even Twitter. I think this is a mistake. Yes, if all you want to do is pitch, LinkedIn and Twitter provide more direct methods. However, when it comes to building a brand, making lasting connections, driving traffic to your … Continue reading Get the Most Out of Freelancer Facebook Groups