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
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
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 … Read more
How to earn money writing greeting cards If you love getting cards in the mail and you’re a writer, chances are you’ve thought about writing greeting cards. Yes, there are some greeting card companies that accept submissions from freelance writers (but forget Hallmark). Can you condense the immensity of love into a few … 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
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
The end of the year is fast approaching, and many people will be making New Year’s resolutions. Are you making the right ones to grow your writing career? In today’s guest post, Celia Abernethy shares 7 New Year’s resolutions that will actually make a difference for new writers.
When you’re starting out in freelance writing, you can get easily confused by all the terms that are thrown around in online writing groups and elsewhere on the Internet. Sometimes, it can be a little intimidating to ask for clarification. Fear not; this post will tell you what those terms are.
Yes, I Write for Free. Here’s Why.
I couldn’t agree more with all of the above statements.