Setting Boundaries to Avoid Freelance Overwhelm

  Working from home can turn into more of a "full-time" job than a 9-5 if you let it. Starting a business is no joke, and there will be long hours in the beginning no matter what you do. However, most freelancers are guilty of letting their business and their clients completely overtake their life, … Continue reading Setting Boundaries to Avoid Freelance Overwhelm

Why First Impressions = Superior Freelance Proposals

The most common reason that freelance writers have to pass on a project or have their proposals rejected is being unable to match a budget or being underbid by another writer. Money talks. But if you can make a strong connection and imprint your name on a potential client's brain, you can out-talk money. You … Continue reading Why First Impressions = Superior Freelance Proposals

Throw Off the Sheet: Why ghostwriters need a personal platform

    If you're a ghostwriter in any niche, the two hardest aspects of maintaining your business are building a portfolio and establishing credibility. The two go hand-in-hand somewhat, and I have already covered How to Craft a Ghostwriter Portfolio, but there is another way you can stand out to potential clients. You may not be … Continue reading Throw Off the Sheet: Why ghostwriters need a personal platform

Take the Fear and Confusion Out of Freelance Expenses

As a freelance business owner, you take care of all out-of-pocket expenses in most cases. Sure, you can arrange contracts that request your clients cover expenses like research materials and even gas (if your client is local and requests in-person meetings), but a lot more goes into maintaining a freelance business. If you have a … Continue reading Take the Fear and Confusion Out of Freelance Expenses

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

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