Author: Jennifer Mattern

  • Subscribe to All Indie Writers for a Free Collection of Fiction Author Blog Post Ideas

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 29, 2015
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    On Friday I'll release the first subscribers-only freebie to everyone who's subscribed to the All Indie Writers newsletter. This freebie will be a collection of 21 author blog post ideas to promote your fiction. The resource also serves as an introduction to an upcoming e-book release, The Busy Author's Guide to Blogging. If you subscribe now, you'll receive a download link […]
  • Bad Pitching and Bitching: Should Journalists Expose Bad PR Pitches?

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 28, 2015
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    This post was originally published on NakedPR.com (my now-retired blog featuring commentary on PR and social media issues). While I'm considering reviving my Naked PR brand this year, I'm considering taking it in a slightly different direction -- back to its roots. In the meantime, I'm moving most of the original content to other sites I own, saving only a […]
  • Quick Tip: Treat Your Freelance Writing Client’s Business Like it’s Your Own

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 27, 2015
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    In a comment on a recent post about successful e-book sales also leading to thousands of dollars in freelance writing gigs, I responded to a comment from Amandah Blackwell. And in my response, I basically said that freelancers should treat their own projects as they would treat a client's project, and that they should treat clients' projects as if they […]
  • 5 Signs Your Freelance Writing Coach is Holding You Back

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 26, 2015
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    If you've ever felt stuck in your freelance writing career, you might have considered working with a coach or mentor. Maybe you've already signed on with one. A good coach can be instrumental in helping you build or grow your freelance writing business. But the wrong coach has the potential to hold you back. I've seen this far too many […]
  • Weekend Reading: Content Marketing Tips and Tools

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 23, 2015
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    This weekend, let's focus on content marketing tips and and tools for writers. Whether you're using content marketing to promote your blog, book, or freelance writing business, you're bound to learn something new from at least one of these three resources. Enjoy! Content Marketing Tips: Sage Advice from World Class Writers By Jimmy Rodela at SocialMediaToday.com This post compiles content marketing […]
  • Everyday Marketing for Freelance Writers with Lori Widmer (Podcast)

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 22, 2015
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    In this seventh episode of the All Indie Writers Podcast, I'm joined by guest co-host, Lori Widmer of the Words on the Page blog. We cover: The importance of regular or everyday marketing for freelance writers (along with some simple marketing tactics you can use even if you're short on time -- tip: these could work equally well for indie […]
  • 5 of the Best Premium WordPress Themes for Authors

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 21, 2015
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    If you're thinking about launching a new author website or blog on WordPress, a good place to start is choosing an appropriate design. Today I'd like to share a bit of inspiration. Here are some of the best premium WordPress themes for authors that I've recently come across. These themes are designed to do more than host your author blog. […]
  • Quick Tip: Look Beyond Local for Better Freelance Writing Gigs

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 21, 2015
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    Where are most of your freelance writing clients located?  While some freelancers can attract more local clients than they can handle, others don't have the same client supply in their local areas. Fortunately there's an easy fix. Target clients outside of your town, city, state, region, or even country. Why Pursue Non-local Freelance Writing Clients? Here are three reasons why targeting […]
  • 105 Ways to Make a Living Writing in 2015

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 19, 2015
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    Is your goal for 2015 to finally make a living writing? Whether you're ready to quit your day job to make a living as a writer full-time or you're looking to increase your existing writing income, the opportunities are practically endless. If you aren't sure where to start, or if you're worried that there aren't enough potential writing gigs to go […]
  • Weekend Reading: LinkedIn Marketing for Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 16, 2015
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    This weekend let's talk about marketing your freelance writing services (or marketing your books and blogs for that matter). Specifically, let's explore LinkedIn marketing. I've put together three relatively recent resources that will hopefully help you get a handle on LinkedIn marketing. Rather than our typical "weekend reading" in this case we have one article, one infographic, and a slideshow. […]