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

Begin A Freelancing Career: Get Paid To Write Today

Recently I’ve received lots of questions from freelance beginners; they want to get paid to write, but how do you get started? You have a couple of options: Write something like a book or an online course and sell your creation; or Offer your writing services—that is, sell your writing skills. Want to get paid to write? Sell your skills … Read more

Freelance Writing Tips: How To Find The Confidence To Start Today

Want to start freelance writing but lack confidence? Over the past two weeks, I’ve consulted with five writers who want to begin freelancing, but their fears hold them back. Here’s the thing. Everyone gets anxious when they move out of their comfort zone. Ask yourself: what’s the worst that could happen? Then ask yourself: what’s the BEST that could happen? … Read more

Writing Platform Kickstart: Your Brand Statement And Tagline

Do you have a writing platform? Your platform (readership and recognition) begins with your brand as a writer and/ or author. Your brand is what you stand for. In a sense, it’s who you portray yourself to be: your image. “Image” has a lot of weird connotations, including outright fakery. When I mention image to a student, occasionally someone will … Read more