On average, it takes me six hours a week searching job ads and researching new publications to pitch. That’s valuable time that could have been spent for writing, research or just taking a break. During these ‘marketing’ hours, I came across a web service called Contena. If you’re a pro writer wondering if there’s a way to cut down your marketing efforts in half, then read on.read more
Landing your first paid writing gig might be the first biggest challenge to you as a new freelance writer. It will take hard work and determination, but once you do get the job, the joy you feel will be worth it.
So how do you get paid for writing? Some successful freelance writers will tell you that it happened by accident, while some may say that it took them months to get their first client.read more
If you’re thinking about going full time with freelance writing, then you need to know there are some things to consider. While it’s great that you’re ready to jump into the unknown, it’s not a bad idea to have a sober reality check for a minute. Making the shift to a freelance career can be a huge change — one that you may not be prepared for even if you think you are.read more
For a long time, my income cycle has been so erratic that I was tempted to look for a regular day job. But I wanted to make freelancing work, so I made some drastic moves instead. It was this moment in my career when I learned one simple secret to boosting my freelance writing income.read more