Please note that this post was written in 2019 and may be out of date, as the author has removed herself from all social media. Instagram for Writers: When did you join your first social media network? The first time I heard “Instagram for Writers,” I was a little confused. Wasn’t Instagram a mostly visual … Read more
Dreaming of becoming a full-time writer? Every writer who lives and breathes to tell stories and share them with the world, whether via creative nonfiction, investigative journalism, or fiction, has probably entertained the idea of becoming a full-time writer. And just as many writers have probably been discouraged from pursuing that dream, by everyone around … Read more
Work spaces for writers take many forms.
“It’s rude not to respond to writers.” “I wish publishers would respect the time it takes to write and that they would at least acknowledge they received my submission.” “Seriously? ‘We only respond if we’re interested?’ Where is the respect?” “These publishers could offer more than a form letter saying they’re not interested. I want … Read more
Is it finally time to get paid for writing? If you’re committed to getting paid for writing in 2019, it’s time to commit to pitching publications. You can also pitch companies, but it’s always a good idea to get some bylines in publications to get a bit of social proof. Why social proof is important … Read more
You don’t even have to search for “how to make a living as a writer.” You see it all the time online, whether you search for it or not:
“Get my secret sauce for becoming a high-earning writer”
“Follow my step-by-step process to become a 6-figure writer”
“Get my blueprint on how to make money as a writer”
Make money with your writing: it’s not only doable, it’s an awesome profession that will give you the freedom to live life on your terms. I’m making a great income from my writing, working on a part-time basis, which still allows me to homeschool my awesome kids. So it strikes me as odd when people … Read more
On a previous post, we discussed why freelance writers shouldn’t charge by the hour. It’s a punitive method: the more efficient you get at your job, the less you get paid. It’s a system that punishes you for getting better at your craft, rather than reward you for doing so. And it’s a silly way to set up your business.
So you’ve finally decided that you’re going to grow your business as a multi-niche writer. Now what?
After learning freelance writing terminology, finding out more about getting published, and learning how to send the perfect pitch, you’ll need to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and start writing.
But then what?
If you’re trying to establish a writing business, it won’t matter how great your work is, unless someone’s willing to read it (and then purchase more of your work).