Speed Up Your Pitching Process: How to research clients and find contact info

Cold pitching, or approaching individuals and companies to offer your services unsolicited, is daunting as a beginner, but it is also one of the best ways to snag your first clients. Job boards are great, too, but when you're a beginner, you're going to have steep competition with ads. If you take the plunge and … Continue reading Speed Up Your Pitching Process: How to research clients and find contact info

How to Select Your Freelance Writing Niche as a Beginner

One of the biggest pain points for beginner freelancers is choosing a niche. It becomes an ugly, scary word that grows and grows like one of those "hatch a dinosaur" sponge toys until you can't see your career path anymore, you can't get around it to keep walking down the road. I see it so … Continue reading How to Select Your Freelance Writing Niche as a Beginner

How I Make Money Writing and Editing Books: July Income Report

This year, I started posting income reports because I have found there is a serious lack of these reports for experts in my field (namely, books), and I want to provide some hope to those thinking of entering it. I want you to know that it's possible to feed and clothe yourself running your own … Continue reading How I Make Money Writing and Editing Books: July Income Report

Screw “Profitable” Writing Niches: Why Freelancers Should Pursue Their Passions

While scrolling through my favorite freelance-related Facebook group this week, I came across multiple posts all of the same flavor. "What's the most profitable niche?" "I really love ____, but I know I can't make money off that. What should I do instead?" "My passion has always been ____, but I don't know if that's … Continue reading Screw “Profitable” Writing Niches: Why Freelancers Should Pursue Their Passions

How to Stand Out as a Beginner Book Ghostwriter

  The anonymity of working as a ghostwriter creates roadblocks that bylined writers don't have to deal with, and those roadblocks can turn into giant walls when you're a beginner. How do you stand out when you're just getting started with either a small project list of only one or two jobs or as a … Continue reading How to Stand Out as a Beginner Book Ghostwriter

Basic Design Tricks to Create Effective Blog Images with Canva

A blog with an eye-grabbing accompanying image is more likely to get clicks on social media. On Pinterest, everything is about the image. I've definitely noticed an increase in views on this blog since I began utilizing images. The course I took on affiliate marketing is run by a female blogger, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, who gets … Continue reading Basic Design Tricks to Create Effective Blog Images with Canva

How I Make Money Writing and Editing Books: June Income Report

This year, I started posting income reports because I have found there is a serious lack of these reports for experts in my field (namely, books), and I want to provide some hope to those thinking of entering it. I want you to know that it's possible to feed and clothe yourself running your own … Continue reading How I Make Money Writing and Editing Books: June Income Report

What to Do When Invoices Are Overdue

As an independent business owner, you must take charge of all aspects of the position. That sometimes means dealing with overdue invoices. If you're a shy, slightly socially anxious person who tries her best to avoid conflict at all costs like me, this can be intimidating. You start with the maybes. "Maybe he's just busy … Continue reading What to Do When Invoices Are Overdue