5 Systems You Need to Skyrocket Your Freelance Writing Career

Don't you love your freelance writing career? You get to do creative work, meet amazing people, set your own schedule, and of course, work from anywhere in the world! Or maybe not. Usually, the actual practice of freelancing is a different story. To be successful, you have to deal with clients, stay on top of your finances and bookkeeping, build relationships in the industry, market yo...

How I Made Over $7500 From One Email as a Freelance Writer

Have you ever wondered how to become a freelance writer? Maybe you think it's a challenge to find clients for your freelance writing business. Maybe you've tried your hand at in-person networking events. Pitched editors and marketing managers of companies? But the results are far below your expectations. There's a much better alternative you might be missing. How I Accidentally ...

Spring Clean Your Writing Business And Boost Your Income: 7 Ways

Struggling to increase your income? Maybe the clutter in your life prevents you from seeing and grabbing the lucrative opportunities around you. I encourage you to put on your spring cleaning cap, and spruce up your writing business. Because, believe it or not, cleaning can help you boost your income. This isn't just about tidying up a room and finding spare change under the cushions. ...

Become A Successful Freelance Writer: How Relationships Can Help You

Are you waiting for your freelance career to take off? You've tried everything, but paid writing projects are still few and far between. It makes you question whether you've got the chops to be a writer, doesn't it? The good news is that it may not be your writing. In fact, you may even be a spectacular writer. But being a successful freelance writer takes more than good writing. Sure,...

How To Gain Confidence As A Freelance Writer: 3 Ways

Y'know what's funny? There seems to be an inverse relationship between how talented a writer is and how confident they are. Meaning, those who are most likely to succeed are also most likely to be too afraid to send out their work, get in touch with editors, and, well, write. I've been thinking about this conundrum for years now, and talking about it with my Renegade Writer co-author Diana B...

How To Use Your Day Job To Get Freelance Writing Gigs

  [caption id="attachment_10084" align="alignright" width="300"] Would You Like to Use Your Day Job to Get Writing Gigs?[/caption] Your boss is a demon from the depths of hades. Your coworkers are his demonic minions. You'd love nothing better than to say sayonara to your job and pursue your dream of becoming a freelance writer. But whether it's due to golden handcuffs or crus...

Writer Alert: 5 Ways To Alienate Clients

[caption id="attachment_9898" align="alignright" width="300"] Writer, Are You Leaving Money on the Table?[/caption] You might be leaving money on the table. Yes, you. It could be hundreds or thousands of dollars each year – but I'm fairly certain you're leaving money on the table. How does that make you feel? Repeat business is good business when you are a writer - at least...

Why Self-Publishing Doesn’t Work – And How It Can

[caption id="attachment_9651" align="alignright" width="300"] Would You Like to Self-publish Your Book?[/caption] Imagine an ideal world where authors simply wrote books and publishers sold them. In this utopia, authors might even be content to give away 85%-90% of their sales revenue if publishers did all the work of producing, distributing and marketing the books. Sounds absurd, but the...

4 Things To Know To Be A Successful Full-time Freelance Writer

[caption id="attachment_9616" align="alignright" width="300"] Would You Like to be a Successful Full-time Freelance Writer?[/caption] You've done your fair share of writing and have decided to jump into full-time freelancing. You can set your own hours, work where you want, choose your clients - everything about freelancing sounds good. But, as many writers who try it have found, becoming...

How I Created a Tiny Niche Blog That Earns Six Figures

[caption id="attachment_2472" align="alignright" width="300"] When I got this tweet in spring 2010, everything started to change for my blog.[/caption] Most "how I created my successful blog" stories are about how a blogger quickly skyrocketed to 100,000 subscribers or a million monthly pageviews. Then they started selling ebooks or courses or iPods, and the money poured in. My story isn'...