I thought I would try something different for this post. I found about this new tool that lets people make their own animated movies. I made my own short film about staying motivated when you are looking for freelance writing gigs. Hope you like it!
A resume is an important job search tool for freelance writers. Not all prospective clients ask to see one. For those clients who do, we want to present ourselves in the best possible way, and an updated resume is a must if we want to do that. How often should this important document be updated? […]
There are times when you have an article finished and you wonder if you’ve really done the piece justice. Here’s a few things to keep in mind: 5. It has great sources. Great sources include leaders or well known folks in the field, interesting subjects that give a personal perspective to the piece or sources […]
As writers, we have to be really careful about the message we send with the words we choose. That’s not to say we don’t appreciate a good metaphor from time to time, but if we’re not pretty clear about what we’re trying to say, then we’re probably also not going to get paid. Visual artists, […]
When it comes to looking for freelance writing job opportunities, I’m of the “Leave No Stone Unturned” school of thought. Along with checking out job postings and preparing pitches for potential clients, you may want to consider signing up for Google Alerts. The process is very easy. You visit the Google Alerts page and fill […]
Do you contact a source prior to submitting the query or do you wait until after you secure the article?
Since starting this blog, I have finally found a way to vent my ongoing frustrations of misspelled and mispunctuated signs. It seems like they’re everywhere. In fact, did you know that an apostrophe that is incorrectly used to pluralize a word actually has a name? It’s often referred to as a “grocer’s apostrophe” because they’re […]
I wanted to follow up on the suggestions I made in my post about asking a client for more work with some more specific tips. 1. Make sure this is someone you want to work with again. Don’t ask someone for more work if you really would rather not work with them again. If this […]
Rates are a hot topic among freelance writers. Have you ever wondered what other writers earn? I created the FWJ rates survey. It asks questions about the different types of clients and how much writers earn from each type of client or website. If you ever wondered how much each pay for each individual genre […]
So, as I spend hours scouring the web for the best stuff to share with you here (yeah, my job is terrible), I often come across some pretty funny people. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a couple of blogs that crack me up. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have persmission to replace […]