How to Engage a Reader When you are Writing About a Boring Topic


As freelance writers, we don’t necessarily have the freedom to pick and choose the topics we are going to write about all the time. There may be times when you end up writing about a boring topic. The good news is there are some strategies you can use to engage your reader and make your […]

Why Freelance Writers Need to Take Time Off (Like Regular Employees)

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Regular employees may be bound to their desks from 9 to 5, with regulated breaks in between, but they do enjoy perks that freelance writers may not. We don’t have company subsidized health insurance, for example. We don’t have overtime pay. We don’t have paid vacation and sick days off. All of these things are […]

Are you Battling with Writer’s Block? Practical Ways to Find Fresh Ideas


As much as we would like to think that our personal creative well is infinite, there are times when writer’s block creeps in and starts to make it to run a little dry. Long-term blogging gigs or bulk content assignments can put you at risk for this type of scenario.

Online Readability Calculators: An Important Part of your Freelance Writing Toolbox


If you are a working freelance writer, language is your stock in trade. Obviously, you love words and language or you would not be working in this field. Should you show off your love of prose by using the most exquisite and complicated version of English that you can find when doing work for clients? […]

How to Get your Second Freelance Writing Job: The No-bid Way to Repeat Gigs

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Once you have successfully landed your first freelance writing job, you should be thinking about completing it to your client’s specifications, to be sure. Now is the perfect time to start developing the habit of thinking ahead (if you haven’t already) and looking at how to get your second freelance writing job.

6 Social Media Habits That Will Kill Your Freelance Writing Career


So we all know that what we post on social media can kill your chances of landing — or even keeping — a great job. We’ve all been admonished to keep the photos of drunken exploits off Facebook, to lock down our privacy settings to avoid being tagged in unflattering photos, and to be careful […]

How to Start Writing in Retirement

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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 […]

Freelance Writing Jobs, June 1, 2015

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It’s the first of the month again – time for a fresh start! Even though the first week looks like it’s going to be very busy, I am looking forward to the weeks ahead. I hope you are, too! Here are your paid freelance writing jobs for today. Have a great Monday! Paid Freelance Writing […]

4 Best Tips to Kill Procrastination

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“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” – Douglas Adams Every writer knows this quote and has probably said/written it more than once. In reality, however, that whooshing noise is not so pleasant. It’s the stuff writers’ nightmares are made of. Especially when a client is inflexible when […]