Tag Archives: Freelance

How I Grew My Freelance Writing Income

After a five-year stint as an employee, I went full-time as a freelance writer in January 2020. I’d been laid off from a short-lived job in December, so I scurried to find work and took any assignments I was offered. I made enough to make a living in the first few months, but it was […]

19 Online Gold Mines for Finding Paid Freelance Writing Jobs Online

Writing is awesome. And getting paid for writing? Well, that’s the dream. Of course, making it happen isn’t always easy. Finding freelance writing jobs can be challenging even for experienced writers, and breaking into the business is downright difficult. One of the biggest obstacles for writers attempting to get paid for their work is finding […]

How I Grew My Freelance Writing Income

After a five-year stint as an employee, I went full-time as a freelance writer in January 2020. I’d been laid off from a short-lived job in December, so I scurried to find work and took any assignments I was offered. I made enough to make a living in the first few months, but it was […]

This 4-Week Freelance Writing Course Teaches You How to Multiply Your Income and Avoid Low-Paying Gigs

Most freelance writers share the same major goal — to make more money. The reality is many freelancers are seriously struggling to make a go of running their own business. They have a hard time finding quality clients, and as a result, they end up turning to content mills (like Textbroker and Writer Access), gig […]

How to Write a White Paper and How to Write a Case Study: A Freelance Writer Explains

What are the most lucrative freelance writing niches? Common guesses might be website copy, direct response or celebrity ghostwriting. But time for money, I’d bet longform content at least belongs in the top three.  By longform content, I’m specifically talking about white papers and case studies.  In digital marketing parlance, these are considered “bottom of […]

Which Free Version is Best For Freelance Writers?

As a freelance writer, a reliable (and affordable) task management tool is a game-changer, and Trello and Asana are two of the most popular options out there. It’s easy to see why: They both offer robust free products. But which one is better? If you’re struggling to make the call, this guide breaks down the […]

9 Tips for Bloggers and Freelance Writers

You’re a writer and your words are important — but are they enough? Online, it’s tough to keep readers’ interest. They have lots of distractions at their fingertips, plus reading on their device is tiring. An attention-grabbing image can draw them in. If you’re writing for your own blog, finding, modifying and using images appropriately […]

26 Parenting Blogs and Magazines That Pay Freelance Writers

The internet is full of writing opportunities, especially within the ever-popular parenting niche.  Yet it can be challenging to find parenting publications that pay. Some popular blogs are run by work-from-home moms who don’t have a budget for writers, and others simply don’t have to pay for submissions because so many contributors are willing to […]

15 Magazines That Accept Freelance Writing Submissions

Do you love to write but don’t know where to find work as a freelancer? Whether you’re a beginner, a college student wanting to earn a little extra spending money, a stay-at-home mom who needs a creative outlet, or someone who is looking for a career change, you could be writing for magazines.  There are […]

Easy Cash Writing – How to Make a Living as a Freelance

Writing is a skill that not many people can master as it requires a good grip over the literature and grammar of the respected language. Individuals who want to make money with their writing skills will choose freelance writing as a full-time or part-time occupation. Freelance authors approach or pitch current publishers with a story […]

10 Online Writing Courses, Including Freelance Writing Classes

You used to have to attend a university to learn from a smart professor. And pay a lot of money. And get dressed and go to class. Now you can access all sorts of experts from the comfort of your couch — at a fraction of the price.  No need to Google “writing courses near […]

26 Parenting Blogs and Magazines That Pay Freelance Writers

The internet is full of writing opportunities, especially within the ever-popular parenting niche.  Yet it can be challenging to find parenting publications that pay. Some popular blogs are run by work-from-home moms who don’t have a budget for writers, and others simply don’t have to pay for submissions because so many contributors are willing to […]

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 […]