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

Pitch with Confidence, Land More Clients

This past week, I've started pitching daily again. I've got two major projects wrapping up in April, and I'm starting to get a little panicky about May because of it. I probably should have gotten back into the daily pitches at the beginning of April, but hey, hindsight is 20/20 as they say. I'm feeling … Continue reading Pitch with Confidence, Land More Clients

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

Sheesh! This one is a long time coming. I've got to get better at posting these. 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 of you thinking of … Continue reading How I Make Money Writing and Editing Books: Freelance Income Report March 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