As with most professions, freelance writing takes skill, but the main difference between success and failure is how you sell yourself. There are many people who can do what you do. Unless you have built a brand of your own, based on a unique perspective or skill set, there are probably thousands of people in the world who can do your job with as much or more skill. The difference is marketing and communication, both of which can distinguish you from others in your industry, if you know what to do. [Read more…]
As a freelance writer, you likely use occasional gigs to supplement your full-time income. There are many advantages to this setup, including having the practicality of a steady paycheck while making extra money doing what you love.
But if you love the process of freelance writing more than your current job, you may wonder about converting those one-off gigs into a full-time stream of available work.
Is it possible for you to turn your freelance work into a sustainable business? [Read more…]
Are you a freelance writer struggling with increasing your income? Or maybe you’re an aspiring writer with a full-time job, and you’re sitting at your desk, dreaming of turning your passion into a profitable business.
Whatever the case, I’m here to tell you it’s completely doable. [Read more…]
What if you could get paid to receive free products AND you got to work from home? Many people would find that a pretty great job setup, and some actually do it by writing product reviews. If you’re curious, here are some things you should know. [Read more…]
With rising numbers of identity theft and cybercrime, ensuring that your online life is organized and secure is more important than ever.
This season, give your digital life the same kind of spring cleaning you would do in the physical world.
Here are the fundamental digital areas to focus on cleaning up. [Read more…]
Content mills and bidding sites such as Upwork and Elance might seem like great options to break into the world of freelance writing. After all, they offer paid work that, on paper, seems like it will eventually pay well in addition to looking great on your portfolio. Many writers hope that these mills will offer them the much-needed leg up to freelance full time, but unfortunately it’s not very likely. [Read more…]
For more than a decade, landing pages have become increasingly popular and more widely used by just about individual and business that owns a website.
The reason for the continuous uptick is because landing pages are a stellar solution for optimizing conversions for sales, downloads, email acquisition, and various other KPIs.
Landing pages serve as a vehicle for a brand to target interested audiences with relevant offerings that are valuable to those individuals. What sets landing pages aside from most web destinations is that viewers arrive with a specific intention, as opposed to merely browsing. [Read more…]
With an uncertain economic future lurking around the corner, it appears as though everyone is trying to escape the rat race. It seems so easy for people with skills in high demand industries to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses. But what about opportunities for a freelance writer?
What do you do when you know you’ve got the chops as a freelance writer, and you know the demand exists because millions of pieces of content are published to the web every day, but you just don’t know where the demand actually is? [Read more…]
Freelance writing can take you in a number of different directions. You can write journalistic articles covering news and events, write for SEO and company blogs to raise visibility or advertise products, or even work on creative projects like novels or screenplays, as part of a team.
Though all forms of writing require basic skills like fluency and attention to detail, every niche demands a different subset of specialized skills and offer different levels of compensation based on those skills (not to mention your past experience). [Read more…]
Work flexibility has gone a long way in the past decade, with companies like FlexJobs leading the way. As many of you may know, we’ve been partners with them for a while now, and we believe in their mission to help workers find alternative, more convenient ways of making a living.
This year, they are celebrating their 10th anniversary, and we join them in looking back at the milestones in work flexibility – not only for freelancers in new media, design, and other niches, but also for company-employed individuals. [Read more…]