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

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 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

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

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