Instagram may not seem like the most obvious choice for writers, but then where’s the fun in choosing the obvious? Look beyond the glitz of filters and stickers, and the photo-centric social media platform has a lot to offer. According to the 2020 Statshot Report, Instagram saw some of the strongest user base growth among… Read more →
Want to be a freelance editor? Here are a few of the most common questions wannabe-editors have asked me, along with my answers.
Content is still king. Seven out of 10 marketers invest in content marketing, and 78% of companies have between one and three content specialists. Each one of those marketers wants to get more attention than their competitors, so it’s no surprise that the content service market is booming. There are so many platforms out there,… Read more →
Between 2014 and 2019, the number of working freelancers increased by 64.9 percent. In fact, freelancers now represent approximately 35 percent of the world’s workforce, and 75 percent of them say that they wouldn’t do anything else for a living. Those new to the idea might be wondering: what’s a freelance writer, and why has… Read more →
A range of side-splitting memes created for freelance writers on freelance living, writing & grammar, careers, editors & writers block. Time to kick back, relax and have a laugh.
The struggles of being a freelance writer are real. Outside the confines of an office job, they are left to their own devices. While it is this very freedom and flexibly that lead many to take on the lifestyle of a freelance writer, the daily pressures of being your own boss can require a hefty… Read more →
The key skills to required to succeed as a copy editor are an acute awareness to awkward terminology and wording, sentence structure, and the author’s voice
If you are a freelance writer who wants to write for popular hunting magazines, then review our list of hot topics that you can pitch to editors.
Everyone has a story or two to tell. As time passes, these precious personal and family memories can be lost. But how and where do you begin? Right here.
For freelance writers, quitting can be a very liberating experience. Here are four situations when you should not feel guilty about quitting a project.
Considering your writing as a home BUSINESS is a mindset. Let’s look at how you can develop that mindset, and develop your writing into a thriving business.
Hiring ghostwriters who know how to transform a collection of ideas into cohesive messages should no longer be deemed unethical.
A ghostwriting contract is in place to protect both ghostwriter and client and are usually non-negotiable. Read this article to find out more.
Between writing articles, researching new assignments and invoicing for completed work, it will be well past midnight before you can even think of going to bed. How much longer can you keep this up, you wonder?
Thinking of writing sports reports? Here are 4 easy steps you can follow to create the perfect Sports Report.
Believe or not, my first published article – and one of the first things I ever had published – was about gardening. There’s a good demand for garden-related bits…. grow your own is back in fashion…. and it’s not too technical, so it’s a good place to get started. Here are a few tips to help you.
Children love rhyme. The rhythm of the text, the way the words bounce off the tongue can be especially appealing to young children who are mastering language and reading
The awful truth is that no matter how fabulous your story is, if your introduction is lame, your readers won’t go further than the first few paragraphs. So it is definitely something you should not overlook.
If you’re really cut out to be a freelance Web Writer you need to build your credentials and properly targeting your market. Here are tips on how to do it.
New to Freelance Writing? Here are some helpful tips on how to create a portfolio when you are trying to establish yourself as a writer.
For those in the freelance writing field, there is a great potential for a nice income. Here are need-to-know tips on making money with freelance writing.
As with many professions, freelance journalism can be about who you know, not what you know. Here’s how you can network your way to success.
Here are some helpful tips on how to pitch a story to an editor and how you can ‘hit a homerun’ with your article pitches.
If you want to get your article published in a magazine, you must first sell your idea to the editors with a great query letter. But once you have an assignment, how do you write an interesting article that will keep your readers interested and keep your editor coming back to you time after time with assignments?
One question that everyone always wants to know is how much money can you earn as a writer? Read these tips on how you can maximize your earning potential.
A personal account of how one freelance writer added Social Media Writing to their business, and how you can too.
There is only one job that will marry your love for fine cuisine with your impressive written communication skills and cutting wit. Here’s how to do
Professional freelance writers usually use five steps to generate a steady flow of work. Here’s how you can increase your chances of successful bidding.
Simply stating “I am going to be a freelance writer” isn’t going to make it happen. Read on for how having an end goal can provide clarity in your career.
Copywriters use weasel words to plant an idea in readers’ minds that is bigger than the actual claim being made. Here is how they do it.
How much money you make as a freelance writer depends on your skills and experience. Here’s a rough guide to follow as to how much you can charge clients.
Freelance journalism is not only a way to open a door to a full time reporting job; many prefer the freedom that freedom that freelancing allows and also the fact that they can start without a college degree.
Have you thought about freelancing for a newspaper? Photojournalism is one of the most challenging, exciting types of photography.
If you want to be a successful freelance writer, there are many things you will need to know. One of the most important steps you can take to taking your writing seriously and encouraging others to do the same is to create an effective Web site and/or blog.
Schedule your writing for YOUR most productive time of the day. For example, don’t leave your writing for the very last thing at night if you’re an early bird who is most productive in the mornings yet tends to get worn out by 9:00 p.m.
There are many freelance writers writing for various newspapers, magazines and other editorials. One can really make a sound income
You’re a writer: do you have a bio? Every freelance writer and copywriter needs a bio, because people need to know who you are before they’ll hire you. Discover how to write a killer bio today.
For many of these types of freelancers, they may find it hard to make a full-time living freelancing because they quickly discover that what they consider slave wages is a good living to others. Read the following article to discover who has the easiest time making a full-time living?
So, you’re sick of the rat race and have decided to at least supplement your income by working at home as a freelancer? Read these tips and decide if it’s right for you.
This article will look at 7 daily rituals involved with operating a freelance or advertising copywriting business and address some of the pitfalls involved.
The term freelance has lots of possibilities embedded in it. And when we talk of freelance editors, we mean those who do not belong to any company but they undertake freelance editing jobs independently
Regardless of what sort of writer you are and how much you love to write, there are probably days when you’d rather clean ditches than face another blank page.
There are other people who imagine that while people can earn some money via freelance writing, it will never be enough to quit their day job. In fact, historically freelance writers have had the reputation
So, as long as copywriters are going to keep popping up like breakfast treats, it seems appropriate for us white-haired communicators to share what we know with those who will carry our torches when we’re gone.
Submitting your article ideas to an editor might feel like an overwhelming task. I like to simplify it by thinking that writing is similar to selling a product. You’ve just got to know how to market it! If that feels overwhelming, don’t worry. Here are some tips on how to write article summaries
Writing can be a horrible profession for those depending on it for a living. Unless you are one of the few who have risen, through merit or birth, above the masses you might have better odds aspiring to be an astronaut or an actor.
Every once in a while, though, editors get a query that forces them to tear out their hair and abandon the air of restraint to vent their long-suffering emotions. This kind of query comes from the writer who quickly becomes the Unpopular Freelancer.
One of the most important marketing tools, especially for freelance writers, is the mighty testimonial. Why? Before the project begins, and often well into it, there are few, if any tangibles. That spells high anxiety for your prospects before signing on the dotted line
In reality, anyone with writing skills can make it as a freelance writer, but it does take some time to learn the nature of the industry. Ultimately, being a freelance writer means the writer is in charge of his or her own career, and that means having to find steady employment.
It may seem like every writer’s dream, but taking your writing skills on a road trip is a little harder than you might first think! After completing an 11 000 kilometer road trip around Australia, education author Anne Vize shares some tips for taking your writing on the road.
There are many ways to market your unique writing identity at low-to-no cost. I built my freelance real estate writing career on building myself up as an expert. I had years of actual real estate knowledge to pull from
Here’s a chilling, hardcore reality. If you don’t plan for retirement, odds are you’ll end up working until you depart this Earth. And here’s a not-so-fun factoid to go with it. An astounding 76 percent of Los Angeles-area freelance journalists have nothing saved toward retirement. Odds are, the numbers for other freelancers, including writers, are similar.
When there’s more month than money, anxiety rears its ugly head, and you can’t do your best work when you’re constantly worried about money.
Think you’ve got what it takes to become a freelance writer? Before you get started, perhaps I could share some secrets with you…
I love to write nonfiction, especially about writing, travel, word games, and, oh heck, so many other interests. Here’s why.
The heavy use of jargon leaves those who don’t understand the terms feeling confused, while the ones who do understand might feel smug and in-the-know.
You may not believe that tourism is increasing but it is thanks to baby boomers. This group won’t give up travel. They have the funds to travel wherever and whenever and like to get a good deal. If you’re interested in travel writing, now is the time to get started
Many individuals who lack writing skills drive down rates, way below what professional writers can rightfully charge. Here’s how to set yours high.