Tag: freelance writers
The Best Freelance Job Boards for Paying Gigs
These freelance job boards are great places to find high-paying freelance writing jobs.
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 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.
Why My Freelance Writing Rates Are “High”
If you’re struggling to set prices or negotiate fair pay with a client, here’s some food for thought that’s helped me stick to my guns and ask for the “high” rates I deserve.
6 Ways to Get Out of a Creative Rut
In an attempt to help myself shake off the weight that’s holding me back creatively, I’m compiling a list of six ways to get out of a creative rut.
How to Craft a PR Pitch I’ll Want to Read
As a freelance writer who has a few big-name publications in her portfolio, it’s inevitable that I’m going to receive unsolicited pitches from PR firms—I’ve accepted that, and I even have a special folder in my inbox where I store all these communications. However, I’m quite often surprised at how bad many of the pitches…