Let's be clear here. You should apply for jobs as a freelance writer if you want work. What you get out of freelancing is what you put into it, after all! But you shouldn't fall into the trap of wasting time applying to tens of jobs and only getting a few replies. Sound familiar? This … Continue reading Don’t Waste Time Applying to Freelance Jobs
How to Spot the Scams
Scams are everyone's least favourite part of our digital world. They're all over the place. No matter how reputable a website or platform is, there will always be scammers on the prowl for freelancers. Sometimes you can spot them a mile away. Other times, it's not so easy. I've come across more than my fair … Continue reading How to Spot the Scams
How to Land Your 1st (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) Freelance Writing Gig
Are you excited to be a freelancer? You should be! As I've talked about before, I think it's a wonderful life for many people. Hopefully, by this point, you're already prepared. You've figured out what kind of freelance writing you want to do, looked into platforms, and maybe even started on your very own website. … Continue reading How to Land Your 1st (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) Freelance Writing Gig
Everything You Need to Start Freelance Writing
You’re almost ready to get started with your freelancing career; these essential materials will set you up for success.
Writing with Honesty
Writing with integrity. It can mean many different things, but I believe one of the most important aspects is the golden rule: honesty. Whether you've got your own writing business or are blogging for fun, honesty is crucial for your work and it can make or break your audience. Honesty in Freelancing When I first … Continue reading Writing with Honesty
Nailing Your Pitch or Cover Letter
If you've gotten this far in freelancing, then bravo! You're on your way. But there's one big hurdle before landing your first gig: your pitch or cover letter. Though it's called something different depending on where you're looking for a gig, this is basically the same thing. You're briefly telling the prospective client a few … Continue reading Nailing Your Pitch or Cover Letter
What Kind of Freelance Writing Is Right for Me?
When people talk about freelance writing, the subject usually revolves around copywriting. For most of my life, freelance writing meant copywriting in my mind. This is what kept me out of the field for so long - copy may be your jam, and that's wonderful, but it most certainly isn't mine. Once I actually got … Continue reading What Kind of Freelance Writing Is Right for Me?
How Do You Write a Book?
An updated version of a post from Feb. 2022 Apparently, 81% of people in the U.S. want to write a book. That's enough to say that most people want to write a book in this country, and I suspect the numbers would be pretty big in other countries, too. On the one hand, it's a … Continue reading How Do You Write a Book?
Freelancing Platforms: Yea or Nay?
So, you want to be a freelance writer. The good news is there are many ways you can start. Some people say to get your own website up and running right away and market yourself to the world. (Very few) others have had success sending their resume out to everyone they can think of until … Continue reading Freelancing Platforms: Yea or Nay?
4 Legitimate Ways to Make Money Writing
My career has been complicated, to say the least. I went through college certain that my career would be in music education, only to get fed up with district politics and state standards during my first year of teaching. I knew I couldn't stay another year, but I also didn't know what was next. I … Continue reading 4 Legitimate Ways to Make Money Writing