7 Topics to Read About Other than Writing

Listen, I get it because I’ve been there. As a writer, we tend to fall into the trap of reading all about writing and how we can do better. We learn all the basic tips, step up our grammar game, and binge success stories like they’re the latest shows on Netflix (even though we don’tContinue reading “7 Topics to Read About Other than Writing”

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”

5 Keyboard Shortcuts for Gmail I Had No Idea I Could be Using

Tired of using that pesky mouse? Well, I am. As a former 911 operator, I used keyboard shortcuts all the time while I was on the phones responding to everything from burglaries to butt dials. While I was only there 3 months, it changed my computer habits drastically. Dragging my mouse and clicking? No thank you!Continue reading “5 Keyboard Shortcuts for Gmail I Had No Idea I Could be Using”

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? “

How to Spice Up your Blog Posts with GIFs, Videos, & More!

Boost article engagement with these 7 tips Wanna hear a secret?  The first blog articles I was paid to write were terrible! It’s true. One of my very first clients was a business owner who had a blog dedicated to marketing and he wanted me to ghostwrite it for him. It was something I knew nothingContinue reading “How to Spice Up your Blog Posts with GIFs, Videos, & More!”

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?”

Here’s Why We Need to Dispel the “Lonely Writer” Myth

5 min read We can all picture it: A lonely writer typing away for hours with a single glass of whiskey and no company. They’re ghastly pale and it seems that they have hardly any friends. Even when you see them at a party they’re wearing a perpetual grimace because they hate people and god knowsContinue reading “Here’s Why We Need to Dispel the “Lonely Writer” Myth”

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”