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

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

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

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