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10 Questions – 10 Answers about Freelance Writing from an Expert with Over 25 Years of Editorial Experience

Back in the spring, I was contacted by Media Shower to do an interview for their blog. They sent me the following 10 questions to answer. Well if you know my writing style, you know I wrote the equivalent of a short ebook in answering!

Questions about Freelancing in the 21st Century an Online Content Writer

1. Can you tell us a little about Inkwell Editorial? When and why did you start your site?

2. Your tagline is “The Authority Site on How to Start a Freelance Writing Career” … how did you become an authority on the subject?

3. What do you think are the smartest habits every wannabe freelance writer should develop?

4. Conversely, what are some bad habits freelancers should kick?

5. What’s the market for freelancers these days?

6. What’s your advice to freelancers starting out – how can they build a name for themselves and gain recognition?

7. What skills are helpful for freelancers to have outside of being able to write well?

8. With the rise of social media and Google’s ever-changing algorithms, how important is SEO these days?

9. What advice do you have for writing compelling, shareable content?

10. What do you think makes web content fall flat?

I hope you find some insight in the answers that can help you with your freelance writing career.

Questions about Freelancing Pouring In!

I don’t know if it’s because the busy season is upon us, or what, but over the last couple of months, I’ve received tons of questions from existing and aspiring freelance writers who want advice on everything from marketing; to how to deal with “cheap” clients; to is it too late to start this type of career if you’re a senior citizen; and more.

If you follow my blogs at all, you know that I recently relocated to Jamaica and have been having all kind of issues with the internet. I have it at home now, but it’s still acting wacky (ie, signal is in and out all the time). Right this minute as I’m typing, it’s on its best behavior, but you just never know when it’ll start sputtering again.

I’ve never had these types of severe, ongoing problems with the internet here, but that’s a story for another day. I put this out there to say, when I’m online, I’m only getting done what absolutely, positively needs my attention.

A tech guy is supposed to be coming out “sometime this week” to take a look to see what could possibly be wrong. I tell ya, here in the Caribbean, they operate by a whole different set of rules than we do in the states – where everything has to be done ASAP.

Here in Jamaica, they have a saying – “soon come.” Soon come could be 5 minutes, 5 hours or 5 days – literally! Related Posts: Read more on my life in Jamaica in this ongoing series.

But, I’m going to start blogging regularly (ie, weekly) again, so I’ll be getting to all of the questions that have come in – they make for great blog posts! So thank you for all who wrote in, and I apologize for the delay in getting back to you.

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