Tag Archives: Freelance

Filing Your Taxes, Freelance Writers? Ask Your Accountant These Questions

This is my ninth year of full-time freelance writing, which I’d like to say makes me an expert at freelance taxes. However, the truth is that I learn something new every year — whether it’s how much to set aside for estimated taxes, what accounting software I should be using or what percentage of my […]

5 Financial Tips for Freelance Writers

It’s almost cruel: as soon as the holidays are over, it’s time to start thinking about first quarter financials. And while winter may be the most wonderful time of the year (… maybe), it’s also one of the most busy and expensive. Tax time is stressful for everyone, but especially for freelance writers, whose financial […]

6 Freelance Writing Templates Every Writer Needs (So You Can Spend More Time Writing!)

Ever wonder how other freelance writers seem to get a ton of marketing done in a few hours when it comes to building their author platform? Or how they whip up proposals and contracts quickly, then onboard new clients so easily?  Here’s their super stealthy secret: they’re using customized templates to automate time-consuming business procedures.  […]

8 of Your Burning Questions About Freelance Writing Pitches — Answered

Here’s the cold, hard truth about how I’ve landed some of my most impressive bylines and my best freelance writing clients: I pitched.  Cringe. Sigh. Groan. I get it. It’s the news nobody wants to hear — especially since so many writers hate pitching. But I mean it when I tell you that learning how […]

6 Money Habits Freelance Writers Should Adopt This Year

When you first start a freelance writing business, the goal is simple: earn enough money to stay afloat while doing work you enjoy. But as time goes on, most of us want to do better. We want to earn more for ourselves and our family. With success, however, comes financial housekeeping. Even when you do […]

An Explainer for Freelance Writers

This is an excerpt from The Money Guide for Freelance Writers: How to Manage (And Feel Good About) Your Finances. It’s 50% off until Friday, Jan. 8. We all know to file an individual tax return by April every year.  But did you know that as a business owner, you’re expected to file estimated payments […]

No, You Don’t Need a Website to Build a Freelance Writing Career — Here’s Why

I’ve been a freelance writer for over four years, which means I’ve received my fair share of advice from more experienced freelancers. I’ve consumed endless blog posts and podcasts over the years as well as invested in courses and coaching about how to become a freelance writer. And over the years, I’ve noticed that most […]

From Content Mill to Your Own Freelance Writing Clients in 8 Steps

Sharing is caring! Are you churning out writing pieces for a content mill? These low-paying freelance writing sites are notorious. They draw people in with the promise of making a living as a freelance writer. And they do pay – often frequently. But their rates are terrible, often in the $0.01-$0.03 per word range. That […]

A Smarter Way to Set Freelance Writing Rates

Want to land bigger contracts and better-paying clients? In The Creative Class, Paul shares the pricing, marketing and productivity skills he’s honed in more than a decade of freelancing. Best of all, Paul is kindly offering The Write Life readers $30 off when you use the code ‘THEWRITELIFE’ at checkout. As writers, we’ve all been […]