When Should You Raise Your Freelance Writing Fees?

September 12, 2017

When should you raise your freelance writing fees or rates? Great question and there’s no one right answer! There rarely is when you’re running your own freelance writing business. Frustrating if you’re used to getting specific answers. There are, however, some guidelines about raising your freelance writing fees that may be helpful. They include: How […]

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Free Software Helps Writers Create Ebooks

September 7, 2017

Erin Scott, who has written for us from time-to-time, send me this article about free, cloud-based ebook creator. I gave it a try. I like it and I don’t. The biggest problem is I can’t paste a single Word file into the software, but instead must work chapter by chapter. You’ll end up with an […]

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8 Tips to Help You Make Time For Your Writing

September 5, 2017

I suspect your much like I am in the desire to make time for your writing. Your know the stuff I mean. The poetry that languishes on your desktop, the novel that’s buried in a folder, the notes crammed into a file box – all that an more – the real writing you long to […]

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Some Tough Talk About Marketing Yourself and Your Writing

August 31, 2017

Here is the tough talk about marketing yourself and your writing: If you don’t find a way to successfully sell your writing skills to people who want your writing and will pay you for it, you’re bound to fail. Let me say it again a different way: you’ll fail in your freelance writing business if […]

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State of Freelance Writing 2017 Infographic by FreelanceWriting.com

August 30, 2017

Every year FreelanceWriting.com survey’s freelance writers to find out how we’re doing. Below is their infographic summing up their results. They also publish a white paper that explains how they do the survey. Take a look. I’m never sure exactly what to make of surveys like this. An annual income of $10,000 sounds pretty awful […]

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How to Grow Your Own Specialized Freelance Writing Niche

August 24, 2017

Lots of freelance writers worry about finding the ‘right’ specialized freelance writing niche. The idea of course, is to find ways to stand out in the competitive freelance writing world. It can work like this: You spent an internship in a web startup company. Your job was helping them develop a style manual for their […]

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How to Handle Your Freelance Writing Failures

August 17, 2017

Writing failures for the freelance writer come in two ways – a failure with the business end of things and an actual failure with the writing itself. The solution to both is learn from them if you can and quickly move on. Writing failures with the business end of things is the most probable. Many […]

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Why are you a freelance writer?

August 15, 2017

Why are you a freelance writer? Why am I? Blame these questions on the book I’m reading with my Master Mind group called Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. I don’t like the book much. It is an attempt at what it claims to be… the stories of how leaders come […]

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It’s Okay to Say No Thanks to a Freelance Writing Gig

August 10, 2017

“No Thanks!” is a perfectly reasonable response when you’re offered a freelance writing job. It’s so exciting when after madly marketing ourselves and our writing we receive an offer of a freelance writing gig. It’s tempting to say yes even before we’ve heard the details, let alone considered if the job suits us. Part of […]

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Invoice Your Writing Client If You Want to Get Paid!

August 8, 2017

How do  invoice to your writing client? When a payment is due I either write one up in Word or create one in PayPal. The reason I’m bringing this up is I’ve once again been asked by a writer when they should should send an invoice. I’m sort of puzzled because it seems so obvious […]

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