Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing

  Last week, I broke down the Pros and Cons of Traditional Publishing. I've also done a three-part series covering The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of print-on-demand publishing. So what's left and why should you care? There are two main branches of self-publishing still to discuss: true self-publishing and hiring a "vanity" publisher. While … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing

How Should I Charge?: Setting Your Rates as a Freelancer

I want to get down in the nitty-gritty details today and provide you with an answer to a question I asked myself a million times: how should I charge? Notice this is not "How much should I charge?" The answer to that question depends on a huge array of factors (your niche, your experience level, etc.). The … Continue reading How Should I Charge?: Setting Your Rates as a Freelancer

How I Make Money Writing and Editing Books: Freelance Income Report January 2017

This is not going to be the most jaw-dropping income report you've ever seen. Not even close. But I wanted to start sharing my monthly income breakdown with you because I have found there is a serious lack of these reports for experts in my field. You can read income reports from freelance bloggers, journalists, … Continue reading How I Make Money Writing and Editing Books: Freelance Income Report January 2017

How To Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Two days ago, I was searching for "ghostwriter wanted" job listings and came across the blog/business website of a fellow ghostwriter. Curious, I read through the post. It was a narration of a phone call she'd had with a potential client. A woman had called to ask the cost of services. The ghost responded that … Continue reading How To Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Professional Invoicing and Financial Tracking for Freelancers: FreshBooks Review

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Freshbooks is currently running a rare flash sale. All plans are 50% for the first 6 months if you sign up before 11:59 PM EST on Dec. 5th! Click here to get the deal.     If you've ever read any of my income reports, you've probably seen a screen shot from my … Continue reading Professional Invoicing and Financial Tracking for Freelancers: FreshBooks Review

How to Survive the Freelance Holiday Slump

  December 2016 marked my first holiday season as a full-time freelancer, but my monthly income report looks more like a part-time freelancer's. Why? It's hard out here for a (pimp) freelancer during the holidays, especially if you mostly work for independent clients like I do, and not big companies. The only reason I made … Continue reading How to Survive the Freelance Holiday Slump

Tis the Season for Setting Freelancing Goals

At the beginning of 2016 I decided to get serious about freelancing and switch to full-time. The research began and this blog was started in February because I got really frustrated trying to find concrete advice on actual steps to take to launch a business and land higher-paying clients. Everyone wanted me to buy this … Continue reading Tis the Season for Setting Freelancing Goals

How Long Does It Take to Become a Freelance Writer?

If you're thinking about starting a freelance career, especially if you want to drop a 9 to 5 job and start freelancing full-time, one of your biggest initial questions/worries is how long it's going to take you to establish yourself. You have bills to pay, mouths to feed, all that jazz. Switching a stable job … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Become a Freelance Writer?