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

Freelance Writing: Launch A Writing Business In 24 Hours

Freelance Writing: Launch A Writing Business In 24 Hours

Want to start a freelance writing business? Over the past few months I’ve received questions about how to get started fast. So let’s look at a few simple steps; by tomorrow, your new freelance business can be up and running. And you’ll be in fashion, because today, freelancing is big business. Freelance writing: freelancing is big business now According to … 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

Freelance Writing: Are You Ready For The Christmas Sales Season?

Are you and your freelance writing business ready for the Christmas sales season? Retailers and their suppliers make the bulk of their yearly profits from October to December. Normally writers do too: we form new relationships and energize current relationships to take advantage of the season. We’ve no idea what this year’s holiday sales will be like, of course. Fingers … Read more

Writing Tools: Save Time, Save Energy With Markdown

For freelancers, time is money: your money if you’re charging by the project, clients’ money if you charge by the hour. You need writing tools to easily switch text between formats. One of my freelance writing students recently talked about the hassle of converting her content between HTML, MS Word, PDF etc for her clients. “Are you using a Markdown … Read more