Tag Archives: Writing

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 […]

Take Your Writing from Good to Great

Soooo… you’ve been writing for a while. Maybe you seriously got into writing fiction a year ago; maybe you’ve been a freelance writer for three or four years now. Maybe you started writing a book and it didn’t go anywhere.  You know you want to improve your writing, but you don’t know HOW. What do […]

Take Your Writing from Good to Great

Soooo… you’ve been writing for a while. Maybe you seriously got into writing fiction a year ago; maybe you’ve been a freelance writer for three or four years now. Maybe you started writing a book and it didn’t go anywhere.  You know you want to improve your writing, but you don’t know HOW. What do […]

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 […]

5 AI Copywriting Tools to Make Writing Content Easier

Copywriting is hard. Whether you’re writing product descriptions or PPC ads, there’s a huge volume of work involved, and the repetitive nature of the tasks can drain your creativity. Could you give a machine a few instructions and let it generate engaging copy while you focused on more pressing tasks? Well, now it’s possible, thanks […]

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 […]

Thinking About Writing for Content Mills? Proceed With Caution

A few years back, I was planning baby steps to transition towards full-time freelance writing. At the time, I was working a monotonous day job in real estate content marketing and freelance writing on the side on weeknights and weekends. My quest for anchor clients My main strategy was securing a handful of anchor clients […]

These 10 Will Make Your Writing Super Clean

Have you ever wanted a magical editing wand? Just imagine: A flick of the wrist is all that would stand between you and the end of editing your writing. No frustration. Minimal time investment. An amazing manuscript or blog post. Alas, no such magic wand exists. But we do have grammar checker tools, which are […]

How to Use an Ellipsis in Writing (Without Overusing It)

The ellipsis is an important punctuation mark. Sure, those three dots seem so tiny, so straightforward, and yet … Some editors may view the ellipsis as lazy — a writer’s way out of completing a sentence or connecting two thoughts. They can certainly become an overused crutch and weaken your copy, but in some cases, […]

22 Online Writing Groups on Facebook That Are Worth Your Time

Whether you’re a freelancer, a blogger, a fiction writer or anything in between, we could all use a little company on the sometimes lonely road known as the writing life. Maybe you just got your first offer to ghostwrite a book and have no idea what to charge. Maybe your characters refuse to do what […]

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 […]

22 Online Writing Groups on Facebook That Are Worth Your Time

Whether you’re a freelancer, a blogger, a fiction writer or anything in between, we could all use a little company on the sometimes lonely road known as the writing life. Maybe you just got your first offer to ghostwrite a book and have no idea what to charge. Maybe your characters refuse to do what […]

How to Use an Ellipsis in Writing (Without Overusing It)

The ellipsis is an important punctuation mark. Sure, those three dots seem so tiny, so straightforward, and yet … Some editors may view the ellipsis as lazy — a writer’s way out of completing a sentence or connecting two thoughts. They can certainly become an overused crutch and weaken your copy, but in some cases, […]

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 […]