Where to Find Freelance Writing Gigs, Part 2

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Starting a freelance writing career isn’t always easy. There are confusing terms to learn, decisions about office space to make, budgeting and cash flow projections, and a million other items on the to-do list. But most important of all, you need to find clients. Without clients, there’s no business. And if you want to make a … Read more

How to use an email list to grow your audience

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How to grow your audience with a mailing list I’ll start this post about growing your email list with a full disclosure: I don’t have a large email list. I’ve had this website for two years, and though I know exactly what it takes to grow an email list, I’ve been spending my limited time … Read more

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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Where to Find Freelance Writing Gigs, Part 3

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Finding freelance writing gigs isn’t always easy, especially when you’re first starting out. But with a little guidance, starting and growing your freelance writing career, multi-niche or otherwise, doesn’t have to be hard.   Make no mistake; starting any career is hard work. But the steps to get there don’t have to be hard, and … Read more

Where to Find Freelance Writing Gigs, Part 1

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For anyone wanting to make a living as a writer, finding good, well-paying freelance writing gigs can be something of a mystery.  Many new writers get discouraged by the peanuts-per-word rates found on content mills and elsewhere. And whereas a handful of writers may have made good money on these types of sites (and I use … Read more

I didn’t pick a niche. And you don’t have to, either (video)

Hey guys, Today’s post is a video instead of a post! Check out the brand new MultiTalented Writers YouTube channel, and make sure to let me know in the comments below what you want to see me do on it! In true MultiTalented Writer fashion, this channel is about anything and everything, so it’s not … Read more

How to Get Your First Writing Sample

How to get your first writing sample

It’s a catch-22: you want to pitch a publication, but you need a writing sample. But you can’t get samples unless you pitch a publication. All is not lost: you can get your initial clip if you follow some simple steps.

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Yes, I write for free. Here’s why.

Yes, I Write for Free. Here’s Why.

“Creatives should be paid for their work.”

“The stereotypical starving artist is a myth that needs to die.”

“You can’t pay your rent with exposure bucks.”

I couldn’t agree more with all of the above statements.

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Under-Promise and Over-Deliver: A Real Life Example

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If you’re trying to start a career as a freelancer, you may have heard the experession “under-promise and over-deliver.” The concept is simple: state what you’ll do, and then do a little bit more. Depending on how much you want to get repeat business from the client, deliver a lot more.

I have a great example from a contributing writer who sent me an excellent pitch, and then over-delivered on her promises. With Celia Abernethy’s permission, I’m sharing her journey to becoming a contributor on multitalentedwriters.com.

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