Tag Archives: Writing

What Is Content Writing? Plus 12 Tips to Take Your Content to the Next Level

When you search for “content writers” on LinkedIn, you’re bound to come across an incredibly diverse range of professionals. For instance, you’ll see some content writers create social media copy for small businesses, while others write press materials for insurance brands. You’ll also find that some content writers write long-form editorial content for glamorous magazines, […]

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.  […]

21 Fantastic Writing Fellowships for Authors, Journalists and Poets

If you’re keen to focus on a long-term writing project, but you aren’t sure how to fund your work, writing fellowships may provide the support you need. Writing fellowships usually consist of funding and space for writers to focus on a creative project rather than the business of supporting themselves.  From writing fellowships for new […]

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Meta Descriptions

Do meta descriptions still matter in SEO? Yes. But maybe not for the reasons you initially think of. Because you still need meta descriptions, there are some best practices you need to follow when creating them. We can assuredly say meta descriptions are not a crucial factor in where your content will rank in Google, […]

Break Into B2B Marketing Writing and Ditch the Content Mills

Want to learn more about breaking into B2B writing? Download the “B2B Writing in One Hour” exercise at www.B2BWritingInstitute.com. Are you tired of grinding your way to burnout writing $8 and $15 articles in content mills? There’s a better way to build a business as a freelance writer. Breaking into B2B writing allows you to […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Commonly Used Phrases That Weaken Your Writing

Most writers use too many words. That sounds silly, because it’s our literal job to use words. But too often we throw them on the page by the bucketful, like amateur painters trying to recreate a Jackson Pollock. Your canvas of brown splotches affirms how intentional Pollock’s seemingly casual flicks of the brush actually were. […]

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 […]

Jump Start Your At-Home Writing Career

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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 […]