As a freelance writer, knowing the right strategies and tactics behind effective content writing is essential. You need to utilize them because you will often write for clients who rely on you to produce engaging, high-quality content. In fact, in 2022, HubSpot research revealed that 83% of marketers prioritize content quality over quantity, even if it means posting less often. In addition, you may also write your own work, such as books, blogs, and portfolios.
A Moment of Silence for the Daily Jobs, Please
My dear FWJ readers,
This is one of those notes that I dread writing. But there is no way around it, so I’ll dive right in.
The past few years have impacted our lives in ways that we would never have imagined — some good, some bad.
FWJ has not been spared, and we have come to a point where we believe that we need to make some changes in order to serve you better and stay true to our mission.
That being said, I am truly sad to tell you that the daily job postings will not be going live starting tomorrow, February 1, 2022.
This is a huge deal for all of us — especially to those of you who have been with us over the years. After more than a decade of daily jobs, FWJ is going to take a bit of a rest.
We still have our Freelance Writing Job Board, where you can see jobs posted directly by employers/clients. And, we will be giving you more resources that will help you with your freelance journey. Like these:
While we may not be with you every day — we will miss being your coffee companion in the morning — we are still here for you.
…PLUS we are working hard to give you a new FWJ experience in the coming months. So, expect a new look, a new program, and a whole lotta freelance goodness to come.
Don’t be a stranger!
Now, can we all take a moment of silence for the Daily Jobs, please?
Thank you, everyone. We appreciate you all!
All The Tools You Need To Launch An Online Business
Being a freelance writer does not have to be all about chasing down gigs. We’ve always been strong supporters of building up a freelance business, which can go beyond writing. And you can do it all online.
So, how do you launch an online business?
7 Tips to Creating an Effective Freelancer Landing Page
Technology has opened up numerous job opportunities. Now that there are more flexible ways to make a living, many people choose to freelance as a long-term career path. But with such a huge pool of talent vying for the same job, how can a freelancer like you gain the upper hand? [Read more…]
Write Like a Pro With These 15 Tips from Best Selling Authors
As every aspiring novelist knows, coming up with the ‘big’ ideas is the easy part. But, unfortunately, developing your scribbled notebook entries into a fleshed-out story with believable characters isn’t quite so simple. [Read more…]
Tips for Writers Who Want to Start a Blog PLUS a FREE Book
Lately, several of my clients and students have expressed an interest in blogging. “Where do I start?” they ask. Or, “What should I blog about?” Or, “How would I keep it going?” Let’s break down this process a bit, and I’ll share practices that have made my own blogging enjoyable, sustainable, and profitable. What follows is not the only or even the best way to approach blogging—it’s just what’s worked for me. So take what you like and leave the rest. At the end of the day, your way is the best way for you. Trust your instincts, and have fun sharing from your heart! [Read more…]
Setting Up an Office in a Small or Shared Space
As a freelancer, you are probably no stranger to working from home. For years, this circumstance was just fine and dandy. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many companies and schools were forced to send their employees and students home in the name of social distancing and public health. Now, freelance writers with roommates and families are likely sharing a space, and making it work requires serious adjustments. If you live in a small house or apartment, the issue becomes even more complicated. [Read more…]
Participate in Crime Writer’s Week (April 19-23)
From April 19-23, ProWritingAid is holding Crime Writer’s Week – a time dedicated to all writers fascinated with the genre. Whether you have written, are writing, or are thinking of writing anything in the crime genre, you will want to participate in this event.
Tips for Retiring as a Freelancer
Back in the day, you got a job at a single company. From there, you signed up for their 401(k) package, had predictable Social Security benefits, and may have even had a pension to boot.
Over time, these luxuries have slowly been stripped from the modern employee. Pensions are a thing of the past. Social Security is anything but certain over the long-term. And 401(k)s are still common perks — for full-time employees, that is. However, the meteoric rise of the gig economy has created a massive pool of tens of millions of self-employed individuals who lack even this basic retirement staple as an option for their financial future. [Read more…]
How One Freelance Writer Started Earning $200/hr Using Skills She Already Had
My name is Courtney Danyel. I’ve been a freelance writer for 6 years (after making a major career change). I now earn way more than I ever could at a “regular” job, and I achieved it using the skills I already had. [Read more…]
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