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

Choose the Right Freelance Writer Title

  When you're building your freelance website, setting up your LinkedIn page, or sending out a pitch to a potential client, you need to have an official freelance writer title that quickly conveys what you do and can lead clients to you via keyword searches. However, there are a number of various titles that freelancers … Continue reading Choose the Right Freelance Writer Title

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 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