Should Freelancers Give Freebies?

October 29, 2014 0

If you are writing for print media, you are not likely to be asked to provide an unpaid sample article written specifically for a potential client. Free custom articles, however, seem to be a common request for online writing gigs. Should you write a free sample article if it is requested?

Your Content Has Been Rejected. Now What?

January 8, 2013 0

It’s bound to happen some time in your freelance writing career: you write the best possible article you can for an assignment, but the editor just can’t see that it’s the best thing ever written, and rejects it.

Don’t worry, the editor has not rejected you, or your writing. Just that one article that doesn’t fit the exact slot she wanted at that moment.

A Social Media Profile is Essential for a Freelance Career

November 20, 2012 2

If you are just starting out as a freelancer, having an active presence on social media is quickly becoming an essential part of your resume. Over the last few months, I’ve been seeing more and more writing gigs that require those who apply to include […]

Pushing Past Procrastination

November 10, 2012 1

Every freelance writer runs into it… the urge to do something else — anything ¬†other than write. You might have a half a dozen articles to work on, a list a mile high of topics you want to research, but you just can’t get past […]

Looking for Higher Paying Markets?

October 18, 2012 1

There are magazines and websites dedicated to B2B topics that you’ll never hear of if you don’t look. These can be great places to sell article ideas if you can take the time to understand what they need.

Create a Database of Sources

November 23, 2012 0

If you find yourself writing for the same niche over and over, it will save you time and effort to build a database of information and industry sources that you can access on demand.

Getting Published in Magazines

August 24, 2012 1

As a freelancer, some of the best income you can earn is by writing for magazines. To begin this process, you’ll want to get yourself a copy of the current year’s Writer’s Market and look for paying markets in the areas which you’d like to […]