Business Blog: Do You Need A Personal Blog Too?

Last week, a blogger asked: should you develop your personal blog as well as your business blog? He enjoys blogging about his hobby on his personal blog. Basically, this is the old question: one blog or many? When you have more than one blog, maintaining them takes energy and commitment. Several of my writing students worry about this. Initially, you’re … Read more

Blog Content: 4 Tips To Generate Income Via Sponsored Posts

Recently a student baulked when I suggested he write more blog content for his own blog. “I can’t afford it,” he protested. “My blog’s just a hobby. I need to make money.” A month later, he got in touch. “I don’t believe it! A client offered to sponsor a post on my blog. How much should I charge?” Many bloggers … Read more

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.  Content creation: content … 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