Freelancing is a thrilling yet terrifying line of work. Getting started as a freelancer is the most difficult and challenging step. Especially if you’re coming from the stability and predictability of full-time work, freelancing can seem vague, threatening and terrifying. When you’re just beginning, you’ll be on a constant hunt for freelance writing jobs. Let’s consider some popular ways to can find freelance writing jobs for beginners and get your career off the ground. [Read more…]
If you’re a freelance writer, you probably, like some of your peers, don’t have a website. You may have considered getting one but always found a reason for not doing it.
Some writers mistakenly think there’s no need for a website. They can always find clients on job search sites. Maintaining one will consume their time, which should be devoted to income-generating writing instead. It will be an expense without an assured ROI. They’re on LinkedIn and Facebook anyway. They have their bylines on their articles posted on other sites.
Some of the above excuses may be true for the short-term, but if your goal is to establish yourself as a serious writer and build your credibility, nothing beats having your own website. The world turns to the internet for information, and while social media platforms are undeniably key sources, you don’t own them. You’re just one of the thousands of freelance writers on Twitter and Facebook.When Do Freelance Writers Need to Think About Setting Up Their Own Website? Click To Tweet
As digital marketing becomes an even more prominent aspect of business growth, the demand for freelance writers continues to skyrocket. But as a freelance writer, it’s often difficult to know which direction to go. There’s a lot of demand, but which niches are most profitable? Once you discover the answer to this question, you’ll find that the money has a way of rolling in.Target these markets and expand your freelance writing business. Click To Tweet
When you’re a freelance writer, you might think the only gigs you’ll get offered are writing gigs. Often that’s true, but sometimes you’ll get offered other parts of the project.
When a client likes you, they’ll want to know what else you can do. If you can’t do the task yourself but you’ve got resources, you can bring in other professionals and offer a set of other services to your client and not only impress them but make more money. [Read more…]
Thanks to technology, a physical office is no longer necessary for many occupations. Cloud-based communication apps, such as Slack and Basecamp, allow collaboration across the globe. Remote teams and digital offices offer many benefits for both employees and employers. Workers aren’t stuck commuting to and from one location every day. Additionally, companies can hire from a global pool with reduced overhead. If you’re ready for a positive change, a work from home set-up could be ideal for you. More so, you may want to freelance on the side and then transition to working from home full-time. [Read more…]
Freelancing and stability seem like polar opposites. Most freelancers expect very loose hours, extended periods of downtime, and have plans in case payment doesn’t happen exactly on schedule – all traits of a more informal workforce and marketplace.
An article in the Wall Street Journal spells out all of the undesirable particulars: “Also know, that your future income will be hugely variable. Monthly retainers and long-term commitments are increasingly vestiges of a bygone era.” Given the variable and casual nature of freelance work, how can you turn it into a sustainable, stable business? [Read more…]
The built-in complexities of transitioning from being a freelancer into an online course business owner can be quite overwhelming. So much so that others don’t even attempt to transition just because of the sheer amount of work that goes into it.
There are those who are daring enough to face the challenges head on.
Despite the shaky grounds that they’d have to traverse and the strong winds of the unknown that they’d have to weather, they painstakingly wrestle with all the obstacles in front of them to be able to succeed in their endeavor.
Are you one of the brave few attempting to transition from being a freelancer into an online course business owner?
If you answered affirmatively, then you’re in the right place. [Read more…]
For people employed in the fields of translation and writing, a daily work schedule is generally imposed by their employers. They’re supplied with a certain amount of work they are capable of completing within their office hours and kept on track with regular meetings to determine the best course of action when tackling projects. But how do you manage an equivalent workload as a freelancer, and keep the work rolling in? [Read more…]
One thing that can set you apart as a freelancer is dedication to professionalism in billing. When your invoices arrive on time, include all the relevant information, and are formatted properly, it shows that you’re a serious business person who your clients can rely on.
If you haven’t explored all the benefits of better invoices yet, now is the time to get started. A few simple tweaks to your current setup may greatly enhance your image. [Read more…]
Many creative types find it hard to talk about money. Creative work, by nature, requires emotional risk and self-expression just to get something down on paper. Arguing the value of your work then can feel like arguing the value of your worth as a person.
But one thing that’s not up for debate — that you should charge what you’re worth. It’s way too easy to set a price and forget about it, even when all signs point to “yes, you are worth more”. So, here are five signs that tell you it’s time to raise your freelance writing rates.How to Know It's Time to Raise Your Freelance Writing Rates Click To Tweet