Increase Your Writing Income Painlessly: Be Yourself, Get Creative

Do you wish you could increase your writing income? Here’s a big tip: be yourself. Please stop rolling your eyes, this isn’t a pie-in-the-sky fantasy. Being yourself means that you enjoy your writing. When you enjoy it, not only will you be more creative, you’ll be more productive too. “Be yourself” applies: If you’re a freelance writer. Think about your … Read more

Ghostwriting: How Much Do Book Ghostwriters Charge?

As you may know, I love ghostwriting. It’s been a major part of my writing for decades, starting when I wrote business books that were commissioned by the publishers Prentice Hall and Allen & Unwin. When lunching with an editor, I asked her what her greatest challenge was with her authors. “Getting them to deliver on time,” she said. Her … Read more

Writing Business Ideas: 4 Suggestions You Can Use Today

Are you worried that artificial intelligence (AI) apps could destroy your writing business? Over the past few months, I’ve had questions about how to make your business AI-proof. Firstly, let’s look at artificial intelligence for what it is. For many businesses, AI apps save time and energy—and that includes writing businesses. I’m all for saving time. However, I’ve found that … Read more

Making AI Tools Work For Freelance Writing: 4 Dangers To Avoid

Are AI tools dangerous? Many freelance writers are using chatbots like ChatGPT, but they’re uncertain about the process. Are artificial intelligence apps “safe”? I’ve had many questions about using tools like ChatGPT, Bard, and others in a writing business. Let’s look at common dangers, and how to avoid them. Common artificial intelligence dangers to avoid if you’re a freelance writer … Read more

A Writing Niche: What Is It? Do You Need One?

If you’re a new freelance writer, you’ve heard writers discuss their niche. So, what’s a writing niche? Should you focus on a specific niche, or go your own way? Basically, a freelance writing niche is a specialty. It’s an area in which the writer is knowledgeable and experienced. It could be a form of writing, such as copywriting, or a … Read more