Mind Map Monday: Business

If you enjoy writing about business and entrepreneurship, your opportunities for freelance work are broad. To find out just how diverse writing assignments can be, I created a business mind map for freelance writing. I’ve shared this mind map before, but in this post, I wanted to dive into exactly how I would use it to diversify my niche and

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Mind Map Monday: Automotive and Cars

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Mind Maps are the multi-niche writer’s best friend.  They’re helpful to niche writers, too. Mind maps can help you think outside of the box to increase your earning potential. I’ve been using mind maps for years, and they’ve helped me find more places to pitch. Every Monday, I share a mind map with you, and tell you how I’d use

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Paid Writing Opportunities: House & Home Magazines

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Do you love to make a house a home (and write about it)? Whether you like writing about simple home solutions or fancy interior design, here are some opportunities that would be right up your alley (or hallway). Add these 5 house and home magazines that pay writers to your pitching calendar. Then do your research: read back issues, study

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Mind Map Monday: House & Home

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If you’ve ever thought about writing about housekeeping or anything that goes along with having or living in a house, this week’s mind map is for you. Have a look at the mind map below, and then read on to learn exactly how I’d use it for getting freelance writing gigs. I use three colours for all my mind maps:

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Mind Map Monday: Parenting

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Whether you’re a MultiTalented writer or a single niche writer, mind maps can make a huge difference in your work. I use mind maps to come up with content ideas, think about publications and companies to pitch, and even for fun daydreaming, non-work related stuff. Because mind maps have helped me greatly for the last few years, I figured I’d

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Get Paid to Write About Parenting

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5 Parenting Magazines & Blogs that Pay for Writing How many pitches have you sent so far in 2019? This year, I’m taking January to really organize myself, and February is when I’ll hit the ground running with more pitches and even more content creation. I’ve already finalized my content calendar for this website all the way to the first

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Get Paid for Writing in 2019

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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 if you want to get

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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 the words “good money” very,

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How to (really) make a living as a writer

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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”

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12 Ways to Make Money With Your Writing

12 Ways to Make Money With Your Writing

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 have preconceived, negative notions of

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