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

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

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

Best Ways to Invest in Your Freelance Business

Starting a business costs money. Period. Even if it's a totally online work-from-home business. If you want your business started right, you're going to have to spend some money. I'm not talking buckets of bucks here, but you should expect to pay a few hundred at least when you're first getting started. You don't have … Continue reading Best Ways to Invest in Your Freelance Business

4 Ghostwriter Client Types (And How to Work with Each)

There are very few things that are 100% standard about ghostwriting. Really, the only constant is that you're working for more money for no credit. One of the most diverse elements of book ghostwriting is the clients. While this is pretty true for any type of freelancing work, it is magnified significantly in book ghostwriting. … Continue reading 4 Ghostwriter Client Types (And How to Work with Each)