Freelance Writing Business

How Can a Freelancer Build a Web Content Client Base?

How Can a Freelancer Build a Web Content Client Base?

You're not alone. I know that because I get emails asking, "How in the hell can I get decent clients?" on a regular basis. I know that because I see folks quizzing discussion board participants with variations of the same question.

Shocking Tales of Unexpected Success

Shocking Tales of Unexpected Success

Tell your story. Oh, and just to encourage participation, I'll tack on a prize. The best story wins a free copy of The Concert for Bangladesh on DVD. You get Harrison, Clapton, Preston, Dylan and even Ringo in their full bearded 1971 glory!

The Secret Life of a Freelance Writer

The Secret Life of a Freelance Writer

I have a secret day/night life, too.  Mine doesn't rival the Angel story and it isn't as fun as Giddens' tale. Sometimes, in the evening, I write things that pay next to nothing.  And I do it just for fun.

Quality Standards for Online Content

Quality Standards for Online Content

So, the Internet Content Syndication Council is concerned about the allegedly abysmal quality of mass-produced articles flying out of the content mills.  They’re so disturbed by the practices and output of the mills that they’re working on a series of quality standards and have discussed the possibility of certifying “legitimate” content. I can think of few sillier endeavors. Money Talks The ICSC thinks ad spends should go to the producers of rock-solid content.  That wouldn’t be a bad argument if they could convincingly demonstrate that an investment in top drawer material would yield a superior return on investment compared to [Read more…]

Getting More Work from Your Existing Clients

Getting More Work from Your Existing Clients

I don't think it's enough. Getting work is wonderful, making it is even better. Writers need to put their creative thinking, experience and skills to work to create new projects.

An Interview with Dan Schawbel – Author of Me 2.0

An Interview with Dan Schawbel - Author of Me 2.0

I was fortunate enough to have international best selling author and personal branding expert, Dan Schawbel, write the forward for my book that’s coming out next month, 30-Minute Social Media Marketing.  The second edition of Dan’s incredibly popular book, Me 2.0, comes out this week.  You can read his bio at the end of this post which demonstrates just how well Dan knows what he’s talking about! I spent a few minutes with him discussing how freelance writers can build their own personal brands in order to build their businesses.  Dan’s insightful answers to my questions are included below.  Be [Read more…]

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