Side Hustle Writing: Quick Insights For Freelancing Fiction

Many new writers want to turn their writing into a profitable side hustle. Freelancers create content, blog, produce social media calendars, and much more. What about fiction? For hundreds of thousands of authors, writing fiction pays. For some, it pays exceedingly well; this means that they need help. A former student, who’s now a professional blogger, asked me: “as a … Read more

Freelancing: Writing Your Way

What are your biggest challenges in freelance writing? Common challenges include under-employment, marketing your business, and getting clients who can afford to pay you more than peanuts. Although the gig economy is booming, third parties such as the freelance marketplaces tend to get the profits. The best thing about freelance writing? You can write your way. Write what you want, … Read more

Freelance Writing Success: 5 Traits To Develop, Starting Today

Want to develop a freelance writing career? If you’re proactive, love learning new things, and enjoy writing (mostly), chances are that you’ll succeed. Recently, a new freelance writer asked a good question about writers’ personality traits: “what kind of person succeeds as a writer?” Wow, great question. Years ago, when I contributed to a large magazine, I congratulated a writer … Read more

Ghostwriting: 4 Reasons To Choose A Hassle-Free Writing Life

If you’re building a writing career, consider ghostwriting. As a career path, ghostwriting tends to be hidden. You can’t tout yourself as a ghostwriter who writes (whatever), because you’ve agreed to provide your clients with confidentiality. Above all, ghostwriters are discreet. But why would you choose to write books and other materials for which you can never claim credit? Ghostwriting: … Read more

Freelance Writing: 4 Savvy & Powerful Tips: Boost Your Income Fast

Are you making enough money freelance writing? I know many writers aren’t, because they contact me for advice. Here’s what I suggest: do what works, do it fast, and do more of it. Freelance writing: do what works When you’re trying to get writing gigs, here’s what works: Letters of introduction (LOIs.) People must know about you and what you … Read more