Why Freelance Writers Shouldn’t Charge by the Hour

You Know how some freelance writers complain that their work isn’t valued?

So they leave the content mills and start looking for their own clients, setting their own rates.

And then these same freelance writers fall flat on their faces when they undervalue their own work… and they’re no better off than when they first began.

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Why Reading Makes You a Better Writer

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I often see questions in Facebook writing groups about whether reading makes you a better writer. My answer would usually be a resounding yes, but when you think about it, the real answer is “it depends.” For example, if you’re an avid reader of nonficiton (read: me), you’re not going to necessarily be a better … Read more Why Reading Makes You a Better Writer

Mind Maps for Freelance Writing Success!

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I LOVE mind maps. Mind maps not only help me to organize my thoughts, they also help me find more companies and publications to pitch. I share several mind maps on this site, but I thought a guide that would explain exactly how to … Read more Mind Maps for Freelance Writing Success!

Self-Care for Writers

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Self-care is on a lot of lips (and a lot of memes) these days. Open up any social media or Pinterest “inspirational” account, and you’re bound to see “self-care is not selfish” and “take care of yourself” messages. But self-care means different things to different people, and it can look different depending on your lifestyle or line of work. Here’s a list of ideas for self-care for writers.

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Featured Blogger: Ame Vanorio

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Whether you blog for fun or for pay, it’s always great to make a connection to other bloggers and writers with similar interests. That’s why once in a while, you’ll see a featured writer on multitalentedwriters.com. Show our featured writers some love by checking out their blogs and leaving a comment.   This week’s featured … Read more Featured Blogger: Ame Vanorio

Free Stock Photos: The Best Places to Find Legit Free Photographs

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Free Stock Photos: Where to find them and which ones you can use If you’re a professional writer, you probably already know that you can’t just take photos from anywhere online and use them. Firstly, as a writer, you know all about copyright, and you don’t want anyone to take your work and not give … Read more Free Stock Photos: The Best Places to Find Legit Free Photographs

Featured Blogger: Hailey Hudson

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Whether you blog for fun or for pay, it’s always great to make a connection to other bloggers and writers with similar interests. That’s why once in a while, you’ll see a featured writer on multitalentedwriters.com. Show our featured writers some love by checking out their blogs and leaving a comment.     This week … Read more Featured Blogger: Hailey Hudson

Mind Map Monday: Photography

Are you a photography lover in addition to being a writer? If so, this mind map will help you put your two passions together and earn money for your writing. I’ve shared the photography mind map before. In this post, I wanted to clarify how I might use this mind map in practice, and what … Read more Mind Map Monday: Photography

Get Paid to Write About Adventure & Outdoor Sports

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If you love to write about adventure sports and the great outdoors, you’re in luck. Here are six magazines that pay for sports and adventure writing. Remember, lists mean nothing without action. Be sure to do further research: read the writer’s guidelines for each magazine, read a few articles or back issues, and then write … Read more Get Paid to Write About Adventure & Outdoor Sports