A Mind Map to Celebrate Canada Day!

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Happy Canada Day! In honour of Canada’s 152nd birthday, this weeks’ mind map is about Canada! If you want to start a blog about all things Canadian, here’s a content creation mind map to get you on your way. Before we get into the mind map, here’s a little information you may or may not … Read more

3 Health & Wellness Publications that Pay Writers

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If you have an interest in health and wellness and you write well, why not combine your two passions and get paid to write about what you love? Here are three publications that pay you to write about health and wellness.   Note: Rates of pay are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated. Pay rates … Read more

Great websites for grammar nerds

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Training to join the Grammar Police Academy? Just need some help with random grammar questions? Find the English language fascinating and want funny and/or interesting tidbits about it? Here are three great websites for grammar nerds. Grammar Nerd Websites to Rock Your World Grammar Girl I love this girl’s “quick and dirty tips” to write … Read more

Renaissance People Mind Map

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Mind Map Monday: Renaissance People Mind maps are an excellent way to come up with a tonne of ideas for populating a blog. Whether you write for fun or for pay, having a blog can bring more people to your website—but you have to have regular content coming out to keep people interested. That’s where … Read more

Paid Writing Opportunities: News, Politics, and More

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Dreaming of journalism work, but lamenting the fact very few places hire in-house journalists anymore? Time to go freelance and get paid for your writing. Plenty of publications still value the contributions of journalists and pay well for their writing. Here are 12 places that pay (well) for news, politics, and generic writing.   Please … Read more

Successful Multi-Genre Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

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If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know what I think of the advice to niche or risk being unsuccessful: it’s a bunch of hype, mostly not applicable to creatives. Writers are by nature creative people, and creative people like to experiment, get out of their comfort zone, and see … Read more

Freelance Writing Mind Map

Freelance Writing Mind Map: The words "freelance writing" are in the middle, while several related words are connected to it by lines.

Mind Map Monday: Freelance Writing Mind Map

A note: Thanks for reading my blog! As you may have noticed, I have zero advertisement on my pages. One of the ways I make a little bit of money to support this blog is with affiliate links.There is one affiliate link in this blog post—to the Freelance Writer’s Den. If you decide to purchase a membership, I will make a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I have been a part of the Freelance Writer’s Den and can attest it’s definitely worth the investment.

Want to write about writing? That’s basically what I do on this website, and the mind map I’m sharing this week is actually quite useful for me. I wrote a similar one when I started this site, and I still refer to it off and on. I’ve shared a generic writing mind map before, but in this week’s map, I’m concentrating solely on the freelance writing side of things. 

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Get Paid to Write About Food & Drink

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Love food? Love writing? Love getting paid? How about getting paid to write about food (and drink)? Here are four publications that pay you (well) to write about yumminess and related topics. Yes, yumminess is a word. I just made it up.   Note: Rates of Pay are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated. Rates … Read more

Publishing Mind Map

Publishing mind map showing many connected words, topics, and blog post ideas.

Whether you simply enjoy writing about publishing or are considering starting a small publishing company, there are many things to learn and consider. The publishing industry has changed and evolved very quickly, and the landscape looks very different than it did even ten years ago. If you’d like to write about publishing, there are enough … Read more

Get Paid to Write About Environmentalism & Natural Living

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Want to get paid to write and save the world at the same time? Here are three publications that pay for writing about environmentalism and natural living. Note: Rates of Pay are in US dollars unless otherwise indicated. Rates are accurate as of this writing. 1. Earth Island Journal Earth Island Journal has an online … Read more

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