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”

Hiring a Cheap Freelance Writer? Think Again.

How Cheap Writing Hurts Your Company’s Brand 4 min read If you’re looking to hire a freelance writer for your business, there are a few things you should be aware of. While it might be tempting to save some cash and hire the cheapest person you can find, there are plenty of reasons you shouldn’t.Continue reading “Hiring a Cheap Freelance Writer? Think Again.”

Thank you for Rejecting My Writing

Dear Editors, Your hard work is far often underappreciated and I would like to change that. Writers constantly complain about receiving rejection letters. We whine about not getting published after spending hours (or minutes) crafting a poem or an essay that we want the world to read. Then it lands on your desk among dozensContinue reading “Thank you for Rejecting My Writing”

Reasons Why I Lost a Potential Client

3 min read If you’re a new freelancer, you’ve probably heard no far more times than you would like to admit. A lot of people take no personally, but there are dozens of reasons someone won’t work with you. For me, “No” has never been something that stopped me. Sure, for a minute, I’ll beContinue reading “Reasons Why I Lost a Potential Client”

No, Seriously, Where Do Freelancers Find their First Clients?

4 min read It’s one of the most asked questions when it comes to freelancing: How do I find clients? Well, sometimes they find you, but more often you have to find them. At the start, it can be difficult, but once you get going it does get easier. I only began freelancing in the lastContinue reading “No, Seriously, Where Do Freelancers Find their First Clients?”

How I Apply A Boardgame Strategy to my Freelancing Business

After an awesome conversation with fellow freelancer BreeAnn the other day, I realized I approach my freelancing business the same way I play the board game Splendor. For those of you who haven’t played it, let me explain. Splendor is a game where you collect chips and cards that produce Gems to build your Gem Empire. Some GemsContinue reading “How I Apply A Boardgame Strategy to my Freelancing Business”