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 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

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

5 Tricks for Capturing a Ghostwriting Client’s Voice

If you can only write in one style, tone, or voice, ghostwriting is not for you. You can only be successful if you can adapt to your client's preferences, stylistic choices, and voice. You don't have to do it flawlessly on the first try—that's what rewrites are for—but if you turn in a rough draft … Continue reading 5 Tricks for Capturing a Ghostwriting Client’s Voice