What is Academic Writing and How Is it Different From Other Kinds of Writing?

custom writing service

Academic Writing and Other Kinds of Writing Some freelance writers specialize in certain niches. They are subject matter experts. Others are more versatile and write about a variety of topics. Whichever kind of freelance writer you are, we can all agree that there are different types of writing that have different requirements. For example, writing for business to business (B2B) needs a different style from business to customer (B2C). Then there’s technical writing, grant writing, and academic writing, among others. Let’s take a look at academic writing and how it is different from the other types of writing. What is [Read more…]

The Dos and Don’ts of a Freelance Writing Contract

freelance writing contracts

When you first started freelance writing, did you have a contract? If you didn’t, don’t worry. I didn’t either, and I am pretty sure that many other freelance writers have the same experience. While I was – and am – fortunate to have only one negative incident, the smart thing to do is to have a freelance writing contract in place before you start working with a client. Source Without a contract, you can be taken advantage of. At the very least, you may have to wait for eons to get paid. Worst case scenario, you might have to take [Read more…]

Personal Issues Should Not Affect Your Work!

personal issues

Personal issues play a huge role in the performance of a worker. Whether you sit behind a desk at an office or you work at home, there will always be personal issues of some sort. Some of them may be minor and easy to dismiss. Others may have a more draining effect. Source Whatever the case may be, there is one thing that most employers and clients agree on: personal issues should not affect your work. They should be left at home once you step out the door; but what about freelance writers? How do you separate personal issues and [Read more…]

The Dos and Don’ts of Writing an Amazing Blog Post

amazing blog posts

Editor’s note: This post was written by Cari Bennette, freelance writer, editor and content creator for JetWriters blog. She has around 4 years experience in blogging and does her best to write excellent posts and share her blogging tips with others. Contact her on Twitter. Writing an amazing blog post seems to come so easy for some writers. They have the perfect selection of flowing words that captures the essence of every idea. And for others, well, it’s a struggle. A struggle that shows in the numbers: posts with no comments, meagre social shares and zero sales. And it can be [Read more…]

10 Procrastination-Killing Quotes by Writers, for Writers

quotes by writers

Editor’s note; This post was written by Jennifer Parris, career writer at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings. FlexJobs lists thousands of pre-screened, legitimate, and professional-level work-from-home jobs and other types of flexibility like part-time positions, freelancing, and flexible schedules. Jennifer provides career and job search advice through the FlexJobs Blog and social media. Learn more at www.FlexJobs.com. You promised your editor that you would have your article in by the end of the week. But despite having a looming deadline, you’ve kept yourself busy clicking and commenting on your Facebook friends’ photos, playing with your pug, [Read more…]

The No-Brainer Correlations Between Blogging and Social Media

blogging and social media

Editor’s note: This post was written by Aby League, a qualitative researcher and a passionate writer. She is an innovator and technology enthusiast. She has been writing about health, psychology, home improvement and technology. You can see more of her articles on Elite Daily. To know her more, follow @abyleague on Twitter. Today, blogs and social media platforms are doing wonders for the business community. They allow businesses to promote their brands across large audiences, as well as help them build brand identity and trust among customers. However, for this approach to be successful, business owners and/or freelance writers like you must learn [Read more…]

6 Ways to Earn Extra Income Through Writing

network

Editor’s note: This post was written by Jennifer Parris, career writer at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings. FlexJobs lists thousands of pre-screened, legitimate, and professional-level work-from-home jobs and other types of flexibility like part-time positions, freelancing, and flexible schedules. Jennifer provides career and job search advice through the FlexJobs Blog and social media. Learn more at www.FlexJobs.com. From the time you could hold a crayon in your hand, you knew that you wanted to be a writer. Writing is not only your career, but the way you express yourself to the world. Thing is, freelance writing jobs can be sporadic [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for July 18, 2014

Good morning, FWJ folks. What’s cooking this weekend? Here are your freelance writing jobs before the short break. See you on the other side! Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Survival and Preparedness Article Writer (Online) Freelance Wedding Writers (Multiple States) SEO Content Writer for Blog (Seattle) Freelance Writer for New Dog Startup (Brooklyn) Pop Culture Writer Article Writer Freelance Content Writer Automotive Writers (Telecommute) Freelance Financial Writer (Telecommute) Article Writers Objectivity vs Indifference Blogging Jobs Mom/Baby Blogger Customer Support Blogger (Anywhere) NYC Real Estate Blogger (Anywhere) Superstar Blogger (Telecommute) Copywriting Jobs Technical Copywriter (Remote) Agency Freelance Writer (Greater Toronto [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for July 17, 2014

Good morning, everyone. Here are your freelance writing jobs. Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Boat Content Writers (Anywhere) Content Writer – Medical Tourism Kitchen and Home Fitness Equipment Writers Freelance Article Writers (Online) Blogging Jobs Blogger in Social Media and Web Development Blogger for Duffy’s Rehab Center (Napa County) Proofreading/Editing Jobs Freelance Copy Editor for 3 Days (Boston) Editor/Proofreader (NY/NJ) Editor for Business Blog (Remote) Telecommuting and flexible jobs at Flexjobs Journalism Jobs Music/Entertainment Journalist (LA) Freelance Entertainment Writer for Global News Site Freelance Reporting Job – Marketing (San Diego) Plan/Proposal/Grant Writing Jobs Fundraiser/Grant Writer (LA) Query Letter Writer [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for July 16, 2014

How’s the week going so far? We’re being hit by a tropical storm right now, so I am not sure if I will get to finish the job leads, but if you’re reading this, then all is well. Good luck with today’s freelance writing jobs! Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Freelance DIY Writers (Remote) Fashion Content Writer for Startup (Remote) Article Writers for Media Company (Online) Short Article Writer Write about High-Level Electrical Issues for Multiple Unit Building (Remote) Luxury Article Writer (Remote) Content Writer for Real Estate Website (North Central Austin) Content Writer for Weekly Parenting Column Blogging [Read more…]

Freelance Writing Jobs for July 15, 2014

Good morning! Here are your freelance writing jobs for today. Freelance Writing Jobs Content Writing Jobs Freelance Writers – Automotive Website Article Writers for Nightlife and Entertainment Website Forum Content Writer – Automotive (LA) Wikipedia/Press Writer Blogging Jobs Freelance Bloggers ASAP (USA) Legal Blog/Content Writer (Remote) Rewriters for Blog Best Software and Apps to Keep Freelancers Organized Copywriting Jobs Real Estate/Mortgage/Finance Copywriter/Editor (Vancouver) Writer for Trivia App (Vancouver/Remote) Email Marketing Guru/Writer Proofreading/Editing Jobs Freelance Editors (Telecommute) Proofreader for French Website Telecommuting and flexible jobs at Flexjobs Journalism Jobs Newspaper Journalist (Woodinville, WA/Telecommute) Biotech Reporter (Remote) Investigative Reporter (Telecommute) Plan/Proposal/Grant Writing [Read more…]

Want to be a Writer? 3 Tips to Fund Your Literary Dreams

writer

For those of us who feel we were born to be writers, the uncertainty and struggle of a writer’s life isn’t enough to keep us from pursuing it. That said, we still need to pay the bills. Don’t let your literary aspirations come to a full stop by a swiftly dwindling bank account. Prepare yourself financially for a life of writing with these three tips: Create a Budget and Quit Shopping for ‘Fun’ Calculate your living expenses and create a budget you can stick to. Yes, this means the days of impulse shopping are over. Research shows that when you [Read more…]

Signs You Have What it Takes to Be a Freelance Writer

freelance writer

It all looks so promising on paper: Doing what you love, in your pajamas, on the couch with the Kardashians on mute for company. For successful freelance writers, that might certainly be the setup, or they might only be able to do it while hot desking from a more professional space. There’s no right or wrong way to be a freelance writer, but you do need to have a certain set of skills and the right personality in order to succeed. Otherwise, it might be more like a hobby or second job and not enough to keep you financially fit. [Read more…]

A Guide to Part Time Working in Retirement

Looking back just a few decades, by the time most of us reached the state-designated retirement age, we were more than ready to put our feet up and relax with a cup of tea. Today, however, we’re more active, healthy and raring to go than ever before, and we’re not quite ready to hang up our work clothes just yet. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service reports that there are now more than one million workers in the UK aged 65 or over – will you be one of them? Is it Legal? Absolutely! Just because you’re drawing a pension, [Read more…]

Advanced Search Engine OptimisationTactics

Search engine optimisation is necessary for driving traffic to a website. A large volume of traffic increases sales and profits. Although there are a few simple search engine optimisation techniques that most business owners can implement, for the best results such as quickly ranking on the first page of search engines, you need to hire a SEO expert. Professional tactics greatly improve your SEO. Search engine optimisation experts have a variety of tools in their area of expertise to help any business increase its online visibility and exposure. 1. Meta Descriptions For search engine optimisation, there has to be a [Read more…]

How a Follow-Up Email Landed Me a Freelance Writing Client Worth $450+ Per Article

waiting clock

Source It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Life as a struggling freelancer is hard enough. You send out pitch after pitch, scrambling to get a hold on the writing markets. Squeezing your fingers into every little crack you come across, praying it’ll be the handhold you can use to hoist yourself into the future. And then you come across a job posted by THAT client. You know the one I’m talking about. Your dream client. The big fish. “This is the one,” you tell yourself. “If I can just get through to this ONE guy, I can free up some financial breathing [Read more…]

Build a Devoted Following for Your Blog With These 3 Tips

business-blogging-tips

It’s often said that starting is the hardest part of any journey. While that’s true of many an endeavor, that’s not the case when it comes to blogging. Starting is a relatively painless affair, and every corner of the Internet is stuffed with niche blogs authored by aspiring writers, aficionados of a subject, or simply people with an opinion they want to get out there … and the majority of those blogs have lifespans not much longer than that of the average housefly. No, starting is not the hardest part when it comes to blogging. Scratching, clawing, and writing your [Read more…]

How To Market Your eBook

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Book marketing is on the rise! With the advent of tablets, digital books are getting more and more popular. Self-publishing author community is growing fast as well. If you haven’t considered book marketing yet, it’s a great time to start! Honestly, there is no one way to market an ebook. But there are tips you can use to create the perfect campaign to fit your needs. Here are five bits of advice to do just that. 1. Put It On Your Site This is going to be the easiest way to let people know about your ebook. Make it immediately [Read more…]

I Have a Boss Oversees – How to Work Effectively as a Content Writer and Editor, as Told by a Filipino

I am a freelance writer and editor ,and I’ve been working with overseas employers for years. This is to attest that being a Filipino – or any other nationality for that matter – does not hinder, in any way, opportunities of being hired by international employers. So, if you’re someone starting out in the freelance world and need a guide on how to get started and thrive as a freelancer, I’m sharing with you my personal experience and thoughts. Being a Filipino freelancer doesn’t have to be different at all. As long as you meet the qualifications required, you are [Read more…]

As A Freelance Writer, You Need To Protect Your Brand

as-a-freelance-writer-you-need-to-protect-your-brand1

Image source Building a successful freelance writing business is far from the easiest job in the world. It takes skill, dedication and a commitment to quality. The hours are long, and you have to manage every aspect – finding the work in the first place, keeping the customer happy at all times, actually doing the work, and making sure that you get paid in the end. There is no way that you would put in all of that effort if you didn’t have a true sense of pride in what you do. When it is 2 o’clock in the morning [Read more…]

How to Send and Receive Emails Professionally Without Ticking Anyone Off

FWG-emails

As a freelance writer, the environment you work in may be private and informal, but that should not be emblematic of the way you conduct your business. The work you generate for yourself depends very much on how you build and maintain business relationships, and the majority of those relationships are lived out through email. Communicating professionally and politely with editors and others who influence your paycheck is essential. To prevent rubbing those you interact with the wrong way, read on for some helpful pointers. 1. Avoid All Capitals  Have you ever received an email with words and phrases in [Read more…]

What Are Your Essential Writing Gadgets?

Hemingway Bleed

When Hemingway said this, he probably had no idea just how the tools of the trade would change in the future. While many – if not most – of us would probably not hesitate to shell out some cash to own a vintage typewriter, the fact is that writers have more advanced tools at our disposal today. Of course, there are times when nothing beats good old pen and paper. The other day, while working at a coffee shop, I couldn’t help but glance (okay, more than glance; maybe stare a little) at the people there. Many seemed to be [Read more…]

What Freelancers Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act

Medicaid

While many salaried workers envy their freelancing counterparts, being an independent contractor has unique downsides. One of the most difficult parts of being a freelancer is procuring healthcare at an affordable rate. Unlike people who are working for a company that offers health care, independent contractors are unable to procure group rates when buying insurance. The goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to provide everyone with insurance for a fair price. On October 1st the marketplaces will be opened up, providing new options for Americans. If you have yet to sit down and really learn what is going [Read more…]

Meditation and Writing: How to Open Your Mind and Enhance Your Creativity

meditation and writing

Writing is a unique career choice. There can be many peaks and valleys in terms of levels of creativity, work flow, and the number of projects that you are working on. This is why it is important to take advantage of productive times. This helps to mitigate the impact of the lulls in your productivity and the times when it is seemingly impossible to put a sentence together. There is nothing more frustrating than staring at the computer screen and trying piece a sentence together when you just can’t seem to find the right words. Consistency, Focus, and Creative Flow [Read more…]

5 Side Gigs for Freelance Writers

kit

As a freelance writer, you probably have a particular subject area and style of writing to focus on. But because freelancing is inherently uncertain, it can be helpful to have a side gig or two to help stretch you through lean times. Here are five part-time side gigs that showcase the variety of opportunities available for writers seeking extra work. Social Media Content Editor. If you have experience with social media and enjoy writing for particular audiences, small businesses often hire part-time and freelance writers to assist with social media management. Writing and communication skills are absolutely necessary in this [Read more…]

Content Freelance Writing Gigs
FWJ is read by many thousand readers every day. We offer a free weekly newsletter with all the top stories - come join the community!