Category: Freelance Writing Tips
Is Freelance Writing the Right Job for You?
These questions will help you decide if self-employment is realistic for your circumstances.
The Best Freelance Job Boards for Paying Gigs
These freelance job boards are great places to find high-paying freelance writing jobs.
Welcome to My New YouTube Channel
Well, the title gives away the announcement, so I’ll just get right into it: I started a YouTube channel! For the past year or so, I’ve been contemplating the best way to share everything I’ve learned about freelancing with those aspiring to start their own writing careers. I considered writing an e-book or launching some…
Freelance Writing Niches: What Are They, and Do You Need One?
Do you really need a freelance writing niche? Here’s what I think.
5 Myths About Freelancing, Debunked by Someone Who’s Been There
It’s been a while since my last post, and I feel somewhat guilty about that. Life and laziness tend to get in the way—especially during the holidays—but I’m back with a newfound commitment to writing one new post per month. Help hold me accountable! Tweet mean things at me! (Don’t really. I’ll cry.) To kick…
The Day the Internet Turned on Me: Or, How to Handle Online Trolls and Backlash
I’m no stranger to controversy, but I wasn’t expecting to get chewed out for an article on board games.
6 Things You Need to Succeed as a Freelance Writer
What do you absolutely, positively need to be a successful freelancer? Here’s what I came up with.
Careers in the Writing Field: 5 Options for Aspiring Wordsmiths
After graduation, I quickly learned that there were lots of aspiring magazine writers and not a lot of jobs—so what else could I do with my writing chops?
The Hard, Stressful, Tiring Side of Freelancing
Remember a few years ago when the Wait But Why article on “Gen Y Yuppies” went viral? Part of that post—the part about social media—really stuck with me. Here’s what Urban wrote: Social media creates a world for Lucy where A) what everyone else is doing is very out in the open, B) most people…
Is Spec Work a Necessary Evil for Freelancers?
If you’re a freelancer, you might be trying to figure out how to handle requests for spec work or writing samples, as no one likes to work for free.