Things You Only Thought You Knew About Freelance Writing

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Every industry has its horror stories and freelancing is no different. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about what it’s really like to work as a freelance writer. As a prior manager of a freelance writing pool to a newly converted freelancer myself, I can safely say many of the things I used […]

Top 3 Challenges Freelance Writers Face in 2013


Freelance writing is not an easy profession. While many might connect it with a laid back lifestyle, there are many challenges which writers face on a regular basis, but they are all obstacles which can be overcome. Competition There are thousands of freelance writers out there, and for every single job, you will have to […]

Job Security in Freelance Writing

Dear Readers, I have been following an interesting discussion on another forum where someone asked whether there was job security in freelance writing. First of all, the words job security and freelance writing really shouldn’t be put together in the same sentence. When you are providing services on a freelance basis, you are not working […]

How Do I Get Started as a Freelance Writer?

One of our readers left this comment on our 31 Free Online Writing Courses post and I thought it was a great question. What would you suggest would be the first step in starting towards freelance writing? I keep thinking I should get some sort of degree or something, but looking at your list, I […]

What Do You Value as a Freelance Writer?

At first glance, it may not appear that your freelance writing clients and your values are related. The types of gigs you go after, the people you decide you would like to work with and what you have decided is most important to you are very closely related. Good Income As a freelance writer, if […]

Nine Tips to Get the Most from Your Freelance Writing Mentor


A writing mentor can help you jumpstart your freelance writing career. But, like any other resource, a writing mentor will help you the most if you approach your mentoring resource wisely. An experienced writing counselor can often provide that valuable second opinion that so many of us want about our decisions and our writing. Using […]

Stretch Yourself When Applying for Freelance Writing Jobs

Most people, whether they are working for an employer or freelancing, want to feel like they are working toward something better. They may be trying to get a better salary or qualify for a promotion. Whatever the individual’s personal “carrot” hanging on a stick in front of them, they need something to keep them motivated […]

Newspapers: A Source of Freelance Writing Jobs Leads

Did you know that your daily newspaper can be a good source of leads for freelance writing jobs? I’m not necessarily talking about the job ads, either, in case you are wondering. If you are looking for work from local clients, the newspaper is a good way to find out what’s happening with businesses and […]