How to Close the Deal with Interested Freelance Clients

Someone has responded to your cold pitch, and instead of a "Sorry, I'm not currently looking to hire anyone for those services," you got something more like, "Thanks for reaching out. I'm interested in hiring an [editor, ghostwriter]. Could you tell me a little bit more about what you offer and your prices?" Hurray! But … Continue reading How to Close the Deal with Interested Freelance Clients

Nonfiction Book Ghostwriting Q&A

Last week, I answered some of the most common questions I receive regarding fiction ghostwriting, so this week we're going to take a look at nonfiction book ghostwriting. This niche is a little less obscure, has less of a stigma, and is a bit easier to break into and make money from. However, book ghostwriting … Continue reading Nonfiction Book Ghostwriting Q&A

Write an About Page for Your Freelance Site (with no previous experience)

You know having a website is vital to your freelance business. You've bought your domain and your hosting and maybe even a fancy theme, and you've started setting up your website. The homepage goes pretty good. You put your tagline, a little more about what you and your business can do for the client, enticing … Continue reading Write an About Page for Your Freelance Site (with no previous experience)

A Few Announcements: Exclusive Content, Feature Article, and Web Hosting Sale

As you might have noticed, I took a break from blogging over the Memorial Day weekend. I was part of a friend's wedding and was out of town for that. However, quite a lot has been happening, and before my regular post on Sunday, I want to announce a few things. 1. New Exclusive, Free … Continue reading A Few Announcements: Exclusive Content, Feature Article, and Web Hosting Sale

How to Establish and Maintain a Strong Freelance Network

  Cold pitching is a great way to kickstart your freelance writing career, but let's face it, it's not very fun. Hunting down potential clients and their contact info isn't exactly riveting, and there's the fact that it's a serious numbers game that requires you to send out 30+ pitches just to get a single … Continue reading How to Establish and Maintain a Strong Freelance Network

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