40 Well-Earning Freelance Writers Teach You How to Cash In Too

When I told people that I was going to become a freelance writer, I got a lot of terms like “hobby” and “side gig” thrown at me from friends and family. No one believed I could actually make a full-time, decent wage working for myself.

You might’ve heard the same comments too.

So if you have one foot back in the cubicle already, you need to hear this: Those naysayers couldn’t be more wrong.

Secrets to Success

Newbie writers don’t know where to start. Instead, they struggle to find good-paying gigs in an ever-changing marketplace and work for pennies while doing so.

I was in the same place once too, crippled with fear and completely oblivious about how to run a successful freelance business.

40_freelancewriters_ebook_cover_200x300_comingsoonAnd that’s why Carol Tice’s latest e-book, Start Here: 40 Freelance Writers Share How They Find Clients, Stay Motivated, & Earn Well Today, absolutely nails it. Carol is a six-figure freelance writer and the blogger behind Make a Living Writing.

She’s pulled together three years’ worth of the top guest posts from her blog, most of which are from newbie writers – like me – who’ve figured out how to break in and earn well.

While I’m honored to be included in the book, I would have loved to have this resource when I was just starting out.

The book will teach you how to: [Read more…]

Blog Writing Training: Danny Iny’s System for Writing 1,000+ Quality Words in 60 Minutes

This is a guest post from Danny Iny from FirePole Marketing Training and author of Engagement from Scratch, Small Business Book Awards winner in the Social Media category.


Write Like Freddy Blogging Training

For a lot of bloggers,
writing is the bottleneck.

You know that you need to be guest posting and creating quality content… but it just takes so long!

If only you had more time, you’d be doing more of it, right?

Wrong.


The problem isn’t time, it’s process.
To paraphrase a quote from Bill Gates: spending more time
on an inefficient process just leads to MORE INEFFICIENCY.
More time wasted, and no results!


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Are You Spelling Challenged or Grappling with Grammar?

Let’s take a humorous look at a serious subject. How you write – especially if you’re a business – is important because your readers will make assumptions based on your style. Some will even refuse to read what you write or decide against doing business with you over tiny typos or grammatical errors.

I wonder how many realize what their spell checker does not catch? The title of this post is from one of the many humorous spell checker poems written about spell check programs. Ode to a Spell Checker is another.  Whoever composed these went to great lengths to poke fun at spell checking programs, but they do make the holes in the use of such tools painfully obvious. [Read more…]