The 5 Freelance Writing Tools & Tech I Can’t Live Without

Whether you’re working from home or abroad. “There’s no way I can make a living as a freelance writer. But I’m unemployed so why the hell not give it a shot?” — Me Yup, that’s how I felt two years ago.  Now, let me start by saying, becoming a full-time freelance writer is far from easy. It’s oneContinue reading “The 5 Freelance Writing Tools & Tech I Can’t Live Without”

Stop Expecting to be Paid $200+ for a Blog as a Beginner

From a writer who does charge that much. Today on things that bother me: Too many experienced writers are telling newbies about their rates and encouraging novice writers to charge $200, $500, or even $1000 dollars for a blog or a sales page. And it’s just causing more problems. They’re boasting about their amazing livesContinue reading “Stop Expecting to be Paid $200+ for a Blog as a Beginner”

3 Myths About Freelance Writing I’m Sick of Seeing

From an actual writer not trying to scam you I don’t know what it is… but I’m seeing a lot of ahem *trash* on the internet lately — especially in regards to freelance writing. And it’s not just some harmless little opinions about the oxford comma (I’m in favour). People are spreading a lot ofContinue reading “3 Myths About Freelance Writing I’m Sick of Seeing”

Why being a Digital Nomad isn’t the “Dream” for Everyone

I’m writing this from a small restaurant in Mexico to say that it’s being a digital nomad is — big surprise — not all it’s cracked up to be. Sure, I get to wander the streets of Guadalajara with my laptop in tow, soaking up the sunshine and learning a new language. But what youContinue reading “Why being a Digital Nomad isn’t the “Dream” for Everyone”

How I Accidentally Became a Full-time Copywriter & Why I Wanted to Quit

A year and a half ago I was unemployed for the first time in my life with no idea what I was going to do next. I had a few months’ worth of savings in my bank account and I was tired of being taken for granted in customer service jobs where I was seenContinue reading “How I Accidentally Became a Full-time Copywriter & Why I Wanted to Quit”

7 Types of Writing People Will Actually Pay You To Do

Since rent ain’t cheap. 4 min read I never thought I would get paid to write. Since I was a little kid, I wanted to be a writer, whether it was for TV shows or even just a business newsletter. While I did get to do it in some form throughout the years, being aContinue reading “7 Types of Writing People Will Actually Pay You To Do”

What’s My $50,000 Secret as a Full-time Freelance Writer? 

Don’t waste time learning about writing. Let’s be frank, making money online is competitive because most of us struggle to overcome that first barrier — getting a full-time income. Even I spent my first 6 months grinding and sending pitches everywhere trying to get consistent work to pay my bills. It was hard, but I did it. Now,Continue reading “What’s My $50,000 Secret as a Full-time Freelance Writer? “

Am I Still a Writer?

Alright, confession time. I started this whole thing a year ago with the dream of being a freelance writer, and I still choose to describe myself that way. But honestly… it’s starting to feel like maybe I’m going in a different direction. Half of my clients are ones with blogs and social media that IContinue reading “Am I Still a Writer?”

Full Transparency: Let’s Talk About Freelance Writing Rates

6 min read Freelance writers and their clients should be transparent about their rates. If we want to create an industry where writers are paid a fair rate, it starts with honest communication. We should all be more upfront about how much we earn in any industry because, too often, it’s not consistent. We’ve allContinue reading “Full Transparency: Let’s Talk About Freelance Writing Rates”

I Paid My Bills through Freelance Writing Last Month

This time last year, I was on vacation in Cuba with my little sister for her 21st birthday. It was a needed break and I was working as a customer service representative in an office that sold faucets and door hardware. I thought I was happy, and I was, but I had no idea howContinue reading “I Paid My Bills through Freelance Writing Last Month”