Anne Wayman, ghoaar writer and writing coachIf you want to contact me you should know that when I don’t want to be bothered I turn my phone off, so if you call and leave a message, make sure you say both your name and your number clearly if want a call back. The phone is 619 434-6110. That’s in San Diego, which means I’m on Pacific Time.

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jonilla August 20, 2017 at 11:18 am

Hi I am Jonilla
I want to be an affiliate or your Website but my registration is not going through. I have a Clickbank account already.


Anne Wayman August 23, 2017 at 8:03 am

Have you looked for my ebooks on clickbank yet? They’re there.


Elizabeth Diane August 12, 2017 at 12:00 am


My name is Elizabeth and I am a blogger with over 3 years of experience.

I have spent my time on browsing through your websites and I can individually see that the structure is very audience-oriented. The articles bring good information and make itself easy to understand which I sincerely appreciate for your effort in doing so.

I would like to ask for the chance of submitting article to your site.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you very much!

Best Regards,


Anne Wayman August 12, 2017 at 10:13 am

If you look at the menu here – up on top of every page – you’ll find an item called guest posting. Start there please.


Joseph Bess January 24, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Hey Anne,

I have been an Instructor of English for 7 years and have done editing informally here and there and thinking of going at it more seriously. Do you have suggestions on what and how to charge? For example, for content development for blogs, social media, business websites, etc…what would be ideal?


Anne Wayman January 25, 2015 at 7:22 am

Joseph, is all about fee setting… and not very obvious… that should give you a way to start thinking about them.


Anna cleanthous May 12, 2012 at 3:29 am


Are you currently accepting guest posts on website

My name is Anna Cleanthous and I am a freelance writer to help them reach new audiences online by developing content partnerships with good quality blogs and websites like yours.??

I would like to stress that the article itself will not be self-promotional – I strive to ensure each piece I write is unique, written exclusively for your website and offers value to your audience.

If you are happy for me to do so, then I will include a reference to my client in the byline so that your readers can find out more if they wish.??

Does this sound like something you would be interested in? ??

I look forwards to hearing from you.??

All the best,
Anna Cleanthous


annew May 14, 2012 at 8:02 am

Anna, please look at the menu under the banner – you will find a tab called ‘guest posts’ – do what it says. And I guess I’ll add my latest post on guest posts to that page. Guest Posting – How To Piss Me Off!

I’d also point out that your second paragraph here needs some work.

Since you’re being paid for this I’m tempted to say no and suggest your client buy an ad. Or maybe you’d like to do an article explaining how to get paid doing guest posts?


Ning September 25, 2011 at 10:23 am

Hi Anne,

I like your site. It is a great help reading your posts and pieces of advice for freelance writers like me. I started this kind of work in 2009 and it was in May this year that I decided to fully concentrate on it. I have also started a blog with blogger and you are right, I should have chosen Wordpress instead. I thank you for coming up with a site like this. You are such a great help!

Thank you,

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Laurie Tam June 25, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Hi Anne Wayman.
It has been a while but once, I told you about one of the job postings that you posted on here was actually a scam.
I was wondering about how did these writers became one of your guest bloggers on here? I was wondering because I would like to someday write on your site as well and unfortunately in my case, most of my income comes from content mill sites.
SO far, I have been physically active at a site called Biznik which is like Meetup. You get to meet the other biz owners in your local area by these different events and some people in my area got to know who I am.
In fact, a few did offer to send some of the clients who need a writer may want to send it my way if I get in touch with them in person. I got to meet some in person and so I learn to trust them as well.
I would like to move away from writing at content mill sites because since I have lots of experiences on writing articles, I believe that I deserve to get way more money per piece than what they are paying me right now.
I hope that this iis no bother and was wondering if you pay any of the guest blogger on your site or not. Thanks.

Laurie Tam
PS. I was able to take my 4 month old daughter with me at the event that was done on Tuesday. I would love to get paid at a lucrative amount per piece as well.


Anne June 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Hi Laurie… generally the guests are here because I asked them. If you’d like to try, submit an article on writing of no more than 800 words… tell us your experience with content mills or how you’re getting out of them or whatever… send it with guest post in the subject line… I’ll let you know if I’m going to use it… links to your site allowed/encouraged.


Lexi December 3, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I hope to be a freelance writer when I grow up. I am doing a research paper on it and was hoping that you could provide me with info. on the benefits and disadvantages on the particular career. I hope you can find the time answer this I really am getting nowhere with research right now.



Kathy November 13, 2009 at 6:00 pm

An editor asked if I had a blog or website where she could view my work as she’d never heard of me. I quickly set one up – took about half an hour – listed the 4 articles I’d had published, and sent it off. I never heard from her again, but I also sent it to other editors and got a job from that. It happened again this week. I wrote a blog post, emailed the link to an editor and said “You might be interested in this” and she commissioned the story.

I’ve been contacted by people googling certain topics – the latest being to assist a guy writing a book on something which I’d written 3000 word article about -, or googling me after reading one of my articles.

I’ve only been writing for 18 months. I strongly recommend a blog, even if it’s just to post a CV and a phone/email. It makes you accessible and accountable. First thing people do these days is google anybody they don’t know.

Good luck everyone.


Anne November 14, 2009 at 11:18 am

Agreed. I think anyone who is ever a little bit serious about making money writing needs a website and today that means a blog imo.


felista October 30, 2009 at 3:49 pm

hey Ann,writting is the best way i know how to express myself. Its my hobby and imlove writting so much.The problem is i don’t know how to start looking for a free lance writting job in kenya.Could you please help?


Anne October 30, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Felista, I would assume it’s similar to anywhere else – contact businesses and offer your services as a writer.


jorgekafkazar September 25, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Bots can harvest hundreds of eddresses from websites every hour. They are ultimately sold to junk mail devotees. Some blogistas try to prevent a surge in their junk mail when they post their eddress, by using a format something like this:


This makes it a little trickier for the bots. The correspondent has to change the {at} to @ and the {dot} to . , but it only takes a few seconds.


Anne September 25, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Jorge, I’ve opted to make it easier for my readers to reach me and have several layers of spam protection… seems to work for me. Thanks for the heads up, however.


Helen September 9, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Hi Anne,
Thank you for your blog and all of your helpful advice. I have taken several of your tips to heart, and put them to use. I have a few questions I am hoping you can help me with, though.

I have ghostwritten seo articles in the past on diverse topics, such as health, appliances, and others. I know I cannot use those articles themselves as samples, because they belong to the client. But is it okay to tell people I have ghostwritten on these topics, and give them a short excerpt from the article? Or would it be better to write a new article as a sample?


sally morningstar August 12, 2009 at 7:18 am

Hi Anne, I believe you very kindly made a donation to me recently which is much appreciated! I cannot seem to write to you using your email address above, it keeps getting returned. You may want to look into that.
Once again, thank you for your very kind donation to my work.
Much good fortune to you.
Sally Morningstar


Anne August 12, 2009 at 10:20 am

Hi Sally, thanks for digging me out… and for those of you who are curious, the reason I made the donation is I watch/and say along her Prayer for Peace many mornings a week… I love supporting people who support me.

And I’ll certainly check on the email.


Catherine March 31, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Hey Anne –

I mentioned your 10 free things in my Links of the Week thing on my blog. Hope that’s ok w/you – I was assuming it’s a good thing. I’m new at this, so let me know if it should be done differently! And thanks for the free stuff!


Rupa March 4, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Thanks so much for your recommendations and for your time, Anne.


Barbara March 4, 2009 at 7:02 pm

Thank you for your reply and information Anne…………Barbara


admin March 4, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Rupa, you need a website. I’ve never used the templates on either site and I no longer recommend websites, but blogs. I’m now suggesting you host at – among other things they are green – wind driven – see You’re a Writer – You Need a Website or Better Yet, Your Own Blog –


Rupa March 4, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Hi Anne,
Thank you so much for all the info and leads you provide. I have been using your site for leads and tips for a while now.
I have been freelancing as a web writer for about a year now. I have been thinking about creating a website, but have not been able to do it for various reasons – including not enough clips, not enough time, no budget, technical challenges and other lame excuses! I am finally taking it seriously now. I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask these questions. I realize that this is an imposition on your time. I would appreciate any help or tips whenever you find a few moments. Thanks so much.

1. Are the templates on sites like Go Daddy and Yahoo Business really as easy to use as they say they are or should I consider hiring a web designer?
2. I contacted a few freelance web designers and they’re quoting anywhere between $2000-$4000 to create my website, which will essentially have a few pages of samples, about me, testimonials pages. Is this the standard rate or is there any place I can find dependable web designers and hosting for a more affordable price?
3. Between Go Daddy and Yahoo Business Website creation and hosting – which would you recommend using and why?

Thanks for your time.


admin March 3, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Barbara, I don’t use any of the free places so I don’t have that information for you. and two of the best places to start learning about making money blogging.


Barbara March 3, 2009 at 1:37 pm

I would like to know also, how do you make money by blogging? How do I start blogging on a free site and what site should I use?

Can you tell me a where I can find a free place to start a website for a freelance witer? Thanks, Barbara from TN


Susan Mulcahy November 6, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Hi, Anne,
I have the same question as Susan #1 above! Actually, she’s lightyears ahead of me; i’m trying valiantly to “break into” the wide, wide world of online freelance writing but without a resume, have not yet been able to actually get any jobs. I do subscribe to your newsletter and one other; they help supply information on finding jobs.
Thanks very much,
Susan M.


Susan November 5, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Hi Anne,

I have recently launched my freelance writing business and have had several writing jobs. These are not allowing me to stop my day job but they are a start.
I am perplexed by the blogging world. To me, good writing is good writing, period. Can you please explain to me the benefits of blogs and if this is a good way to make money? And, how to get into blogging.

Thank you so much for getting back with me when you have a moment.




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