Your Writing Business: Get Started Today

I’ve received some questions about what you need to start a writing business. The short answer is: “you need a customer; someone to buy your writing.” But what if you’re not sure what kind of writing business you want? You might set up as a freelance writer, or maybe you want to self-publish books… Decide what your ideal writing business … Read more

Content Creation: 4 Savvy Tips To Sell Your Writing In 2021

Content sells; it helps businesses to make money. So, if you’re a freelance writer looking for writing opportunities, keep content creation gigs on your radar for 2021. BIG tip: the best writing jobs aren’t advertised. You’ll need to pitch for them. We discussed pitching for new business in our article on writing challenges; it’s an essential skill. (If you need … Read more

3 Frustrating Freelance Writing Challenges: Overcome Them NOW

Anyone with a freelance writing business has challenges. Your challenges may be huge, or trivial, but either way, they take up mind space and ruin your creativity. Common challenges in a freelance writing business Freelance writing comes with lots of challenges. The most common is feast or famine syndrome: you either have too much work, or too little. Challenges you … Read more

Self-Publishing Nonfiction Books Today: 3 Sales Tips

Over lunch recently, a friend asked me: “What’s happened to self-publishing? Is it over? The sales for my latest book are atrocious.” I felt for him. It happens. A book for which we had high hopes does little or nothing. But that can change. We’re not living in the traditional publishing era when a book was dead and remaindered after … Read more