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…]
Freelancing is usually associated with working from home, choosing your work hours, and traveling from time to time. Many freelancers have achieved such benefits and continue to enjoy the fruits of their work. But to be successful, you have to be wary of some freelancing mistakes that can keep you away from your goals. [Read more…]
Successful authors usually have one thing in common: they know a thing or two about marketing.
And you certainly don’t need a degree in marketing to be a savvy marketer of your books.
In this article, I’m going to introduce you to a strategy that is not only relatively easy to set up, but also requires little effort to maintain, and can help boost your book sales substantially.
Companies and brands all over the world use this simple strategy to increase their sales. [Read more…]
As online content creators and freelancers, it’s a necessity to not only ‘be on social media‘, but also to take advantage of it in as many ways as possible.
It’s also not just about building a following, but also knowing how to use it in the right ways to help grow your following, build your brand, and also increase new client work and follow up orders. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter are all great for this, but one of the most underused platforms being used by freelancers and content creators is Instagram. [Read more…]
If you’ve recently landed a new writing gig, your first thought may be “when do I get started?” Before you ever write that first word, however, you need to ensure that your future as a freelancer is secure with a legally-binding freelance contract that protects you and the income you’ve planned on receiving.
Contracts don’t need to be complicated or even very long. They do, however, need to be clear. Here are the basic steps to making a contract that your clients will be comfortable signing and that covers your interests. [Read more…]
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
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…]
As freelance writers, we’ve all been there.
Maybe it’s not a lot of debt – maybe just a couple of credit card bills that are racking up some interest because your income forecasting fell short. It’s just a bad year in a cycle of good and bad years. Or maybe it’s more than that. Maybe you’ve recently faced some emergency expenses and you’re buried under a pile of loans and bills, some of which are even going to collections. [Read more…]