How I Make Money Writing and Editing Books: October 2017 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 … Continue reading How I Make Money Writing and Editing Books: October 2017 Income Report

How I Make Money Writing and Editing Books: September 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 … Continue reading How I Make Money Writing and Editing Books: September Income Report

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

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

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

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