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Your Freelance Writing Rates: 3 Reasons the New Year Is the Perfect Time to Raise Them

One of the quickest, easiest ways to give yourself a raise as a freelance writer is to raise your rates. Many freelancers don’t think of it this way, because many of us are stuck in employee mode, where we wait for an “annual review” to come around and we go in, say all the right things, then get that 1 percent, 2 percent or OMG, 4 percent raise….

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Freelance Writers: 5 Tips on How to Beat Procrastination (at Least Most of the Time)

Have coffee, make bed, get dressed, answer email, check social media. Is it 11 a.m. already?! Jeez! Never is the value of time more evident than when you have your own freelance business. It is one of those resources that when wasted, you never get back….

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Freelance Writers: Is Your Niche to Narrow to Make a Living?

Back in mid-December, I received the following email from someone who’s thinking about taking his professional experience and turning it into a freelance writing career. He wrote:…

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20 Freelance Writing Job Leads — Many Want Ongoing Content

Following are 20 freelance writing job leads. Take the weekend and apply to a few, or more, and let me know how it works out, ok?…

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A Freelance Writer with Over 20 Years of Experience Tells the Most Important Thing She’s Learned about NOT Giving Up

I started freelancing in 1993 and it’s taught me so much about life that I could write a book (hey, and I just might!). But that’s a story for another day. Lately, I’ve been hearing from some freelance writers who’ve been struggling. Many are frustrated and discouraged….

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Freelance Writers: 3 Easy Ways to Quickly Land Jobs & Make Some Money Fast!

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

It’s not something a lot of other freelancer writers like or are willing to talk about, but let’s be honest, we all have times when the money coming in is less – and less frequently – than we’d like. It happened to me recently — to the tune of some $2,200 in lost revenue!…

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2017 Freelance Writing Goals

I used to say I have a love/hate relationship with setting goals. Some years, I’ve elected to set them; other years not. Looking back over the last few years, I set them in 2011 and 2012; didn’t set any in 2013 or 2014; and start setting them again in 2015 and 2016….

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Freelance Writing Advice: When to Let a Client Go — Even if They Don’t Want You To

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

Are you treating your freelancing like a business? Because it is. And like any business, it means you’re going to go through phases, outgrow things, change concepts, and evolve. That can, in fact, be one of the hardest parts of being a business owner….

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Becoming a Freelance Writer: The #1 Thing that Stops Many from Pursuing This Dream

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How to Get Loads of High-Quality Traffic to Your Site — Fast & Free!

The following is a guest post by Pete Williams.

Publisher Note: When Pete reached out to me about guest posting, I asked him to give me a post that was “actionable, ie, steps they [freelance writers] can take … Again, I want it to be something they feel was so good that they’d refer back to it again and again.”…

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Get Paid to Write Fun Stuff: 33 “Lifestyle” Outlets that Pay Freelance Writers

Like to write “warm and fuzzy” inspirational content? In love with travel writing? Love to prose about food, wine and other libations? An avid crafter with a project to share? Well today’s freelance writing jobs leads are for you! …

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Get Paid to Write: How to Land High-Paying Freelance Writing Jobs in 2017 — Even as a Newbie

When I first started writing SEO content back in 2007, it was all about keywords. Oh, clients still wanted quality writing (most of them anyway), but back then it was equally as important to ensure that the keywords were incorporated in a certain density — even if the quality of the writing suffered. Oh boy, how times have changed!…

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