Do you want to build a successful writing career doing what you love? Are you tired of just scraping by as a freelance writer? Did you self publish a book but struggle to get it in front of readers? Do you want to go from casual blogging to making a living as a professional blogger? If any of these things sound like you, you've come to the right place.
All Indie Writers combines a community atmosphere with writing blogs and exclusive resources to help writers manage the business side of freelancing writing, indie publishing, and professional blogging.
This site, run by Jennifer Mattern, is the result of a merger of three former sites for writers -- a freelance writing blog called All Freelance Writing which launched in 2006, a blog for indie authors called All Indie Publishing, and a blog called Writing for Bloggers which focused on writing better blog content.
All Indie Writers is now a business hub for serious, professional, independent writers who want to build a successful freelance writing business, improve their book marketing efforts, build profitable blogs, or otherwise make a living pursuing their passion for writing.
Discover Everything All Indie Writers Has to Offer
From the Freelance Writing Blog
Here are some of the most recent updates from the All Indie Writers freelance writing blog. Here you'll find freelance business advice, marketing tips, information on managing freelance finances, productivity and organization tips for freelancers, stories about working from home and being a work at home parent, and much more. We also discuss the art of writing, from improving your grammar to different types of writing you might choose to pursue.
- By Jennifer Mattern on April 6, 2014
Have you ever struggled to pinpoint the target market for your freelance writing services? If so, I have a free tool that might help. I decided to overhaul my old target market worksheet, previously only available to those who...
- By Francesca Nicasio on March 26, 2014
Digital marketing. Engagement. Online advertorials. These aren’t just buzz words that marketers throw around to sound smart; they’re clear indicators of businesses’ growing needs in the digital age. Why am I bringing them up? Because over the past few...
- By Jennifer Mattern on March 23, 2014
Recently I shared some examples of blogs that pay $100 or more per post as an introduction to the new blogging markets section in my writer's market database. As promised, I've been working hard to bring you bigger and...
From the Indie Publishing Blog
Check out the latest updates from All Indie Writers' indie publishing blog. You'll find tips on book marketing and PR for indie authors, e-publishing, indie author interviews, and information on writing, editing, and designing a self published book or e-book.
- By Jennifer Mattern on March 19, 2014
Many first-time authors don't spend much time thinking about book marketing until they've finished writing their book, perhaps when they're putting together a book proposal. However, you should think about your book marketing strategy well before getting to that...
- By Jennifer Mattern on March 18, 2014
There is a common misconception out there about author platforms. Many fiction authors seem to think that author platforms don't apply to them. There is this notion that platforms are only relevant to nonfiction authors. But that's far from...
- By Jennifer Mattern on March 18, 2014
In my first Busy Author's Guide, I'll cover ways you can build your all-important author platform no matter how much, or how little, time you can invest. What is an author platform? Your author platform is essentially your presence and...
Why Should You Join All Indie Writers?
You won't be coddled here. But you will find help when you need it. You won't get a pat on the back for sticking with the status quo. But if you fall in the pursuit of something better, you'll find a hand willing to help you back up so you can try again. All Indie Writers is one part encouragement and one part kick in the pants when you need it. We all do from time to time.
Successful writing careers come to those who work hard for them. All Indie Writers exists to help you navigate the business side of building your writing career. And you'll have access to plenty of tools and resources along the way. The best part? Most of these resources are 100% free. That includes the writing forums, several online tools and downloadable templates, a freelance writing job board, freelance writers' market directory, some free e-books, and frequent blog posts.
Why is so much available for free? All Indie Writers is about uplifting indie writers more than upselling. When you’re ready to invest in taking things a step further, you will still find premium resources here, like the freelance writer directory. You just won’t be nickel-and-dimed for every little thing along the way.
What's even better than free stuff and a great writing community? You'll realize that you can make a good living as a writer while still having fun! It doesn’t matter if your focus is landing freelance writing gigs, becoming an indie author, or making some serious scratch with your blogs. If you're interested in building a successful independent writing career, you’re bound to find something here that will help.
From the Blog on Blogging
Here are some of the latest updates on the All Indie Writers blog for bloggers. You'll find tips and tutorials related to blog set up and management, blog design, content strategy, blog post ideas, and making money as a professional blogger.
- By Jennifer Mattern on April 16, 2014
It's time for another update on my prep work for my three month blogging challenge. In my last update I shared some background info on what I called the pre-pre-launch phase. That involved registering the new domain (which I'll...
- By Jennifer Mattern on April 14, 2014
Have you ever seen custom quotes in a blog post with a "tweet this" link? It's cool, right? Instead of focusing your Twitter links on your blog post title, you can have several tweets with unique content for each...
- By Jennifer Mattern on April 4, 2014
I wish I knew why, but over the last month and a half or so I've noticed far more WordPress plugin updates than usual being pushed through. Perhaps developers are getting ready for the WordPress 3.9 core update. Whatever...
What Are You Waiting For?
Are you ready to take your writing career to the next level? Join the party, meet your fellow writers, learn something new, and start making your career as a writer all you want it to be. Register today!