Freelance Writers – Act Like the CEO You Are!

September 20, 2016

A writer friend of mine was hesitating to call, again, the CEO of a company who had said he wanted to hire her to write for him. She was afraid of interrupting him, bugging him too much, etc. Yet she knew the deadline for the needed writing was fast approaching. In other words, she’d slipped […]

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Cover Letter Pointers for Freelance Writers

September 15, 2016

Cover letters are used for responding to job ads, introducing yourself to prospective clients, when sending over-the-transom articles on spec and for proposing a book to a publisher or agent. Sometimes the cover letter stands alone, but more often is part of a proposal package. It’s a sales document, designed to get the attention of the […]

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Tips On Finding Ghostwriting Jobs

September 13, 2016

The Association of Ghostwriters states about finding ghostwriting jobs: the key to making more money as a ghostwriter is fairly simple: make sure everyone you know, or come in contact with, knows you provide ghostwriting services. There are plenty of sources of ghostwriting work. This list should help you get started if you’re new to […]

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Should You Refuse a Red Flag Writing Client? Maybe Not!

September 8, 2016

In an article written years ago I suggested that you should refuse what I call a red flag writing client. I may have been wrong. I was listening to business coach Mark Boresma when a freelance editor friend of mine on the same mastermind call asked how she could protect herself when a client she had hoped to […]

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Freelance Writers, Do You Struggle to Have Enough Income?

September 6, 2016

Judging the the results of my ongoing survey, many freelance writers struggle to have enough income. If that’s you, know you’re not alone. In my experience, writers who struggle to have enough income fall largely into two camps. The first are experienced writers who are having what they know is a temporary setback. The second […]

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Too Good to Be True – A Freelance Writing Job Scam

September 1, 2016

It started innocuously enough. An email message that at first glance came from Indeed that said someone was interested in my resume. I was given a choice to accept or decline contact. The work outlined read thusly: Our writers are responsible for taking article concepts and creating engaging, relatable content that will be posted to our […]

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When The Wheels Fall Off Your Freelance Writing Marketing Plan

August 30, 2016

You may be slow to recognize when the wheels fall off your freelance writing marketing plan. If the plan was a good one, the work coming in will start to slow gradually. Suddenly you’ll realize something’s gone wrong and it may take a while for you to realize exactly what’s happened. It’s easy to panic, but […]

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How Freelance Writers Can Make More Money by Tracking Every Lead

August 25, 2016

Tracking every lead sounds like a lot of work, particularly over the working life of a freelance writer. Besides it also sounds boring, at least to me. And I know I’m not alone. It’s really a matter of developing systems that will let you accomplish more than you ever dreamed, including solid lead tracking. Why […]

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8 Tips for Finding the Freelance Writing Jobs You Want

August 23, 2016

Finding the freelance writing jobs you want – that was the theme of several of responses to the two question survey (it’s still open if you’d like to take it) I ran recently. While there are certainly lots of ways to market yourself and your writing, here’s an approach I’ve found particularly effective. 1 – Loosely define […]

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Why Freelancers Should Become Swimmers

August 18, 2016

Anne’s admission – I love to swim, and when Conner proposed this article I thought ‘why not?’ Of course, we’re smack dab in the middle of the summer Olympics – and so I pander a bit. Why swim or at least take a dip now and then?  Working from home or being a freelancer sounds […]

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