Author: Jennifer Mattern

  • Why You’ll Fail at Freelancing if You Suck at Math

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 6, 2016
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    This post was originally published on Yolander Prinzel's blog in 2014. It was relocated to All Indie Writers when that blog was shut down.  When you decided to become a freelance writer, you probably didn't think those old math classes would come in handy. It turns out they will. I hope you paid attention. Not understanding basic math can cost […]
  • Why (and How) to Launch Your Author Blog Before Your Book

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 4, 2016
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    Maybe you're writing your first book. Perhaps it's off with your editor. In either case, you still have a ways to go before your book is in the hands of readers. That means it's much too early to worry about setting up an author blog, right? Wrong. You don't need to wait until your book launch to set up an […]
  • February Writing Challenge: 30 Blog Posts in 30 (er, 29) Days

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 1, 2016
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    When I shared my 2016 goals with you previously, I mentioned pursuing a variety of challenges. That includes taking on the monthly writing challenges featured in the All Indie Writers forum. For February, let's focus on getting our blogs off to a good start for the year. This is normally a 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge (the challenge […]
  • Building Author Visibility Before a Book Launch: A 10-Point Plan

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 26, 2016
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    When it comes to book marketing, I frequently mention that promotion is something authors need to think about early -- even before your books are published. A part of that is building your author platform and gaining visibility (and an audience of readers anxious to buy your book when it's released). This year one of my biggest projects involves building […]
  • 7 Unconventional Ways to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 25, 2016
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    Most freelance writers have probably browsed job boards or market listings looking for clients. But those advertised jobs don't usually represent the best opportunities available to you. While what I normally suggest is building a writer platform to help clients come to you (what I often refer to as "query-free freelancing"), today I want to look at some more proactive, […]
  • Make the Most of 2016: Writing Goals, Resolutions, and Alternatives

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 12, 2016
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    At the start of each year we talk a lot about goals and planning here at All Indie Writers. And that's for good reason. It's much easier to get from where you are now to where you ultimately want to be when you have a plan in place, and every good plan starts with a goal. That said, we sometimes get […]
  • 3 Things Writers Should Rethink in the New Year

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 5, 2016
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    Happy New Year! I hope 2016 is off to a great start for all of you. I'm excited to be back to work. There's something about the fresh slate of a new year that ignites a fire under me to tackle big things. Even if you don't have big projects planned, now is a great time to make other tweaks […]
  • 3 Tools for More Productive and Organized Writing

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 18, 2015
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    Today marks the start of my usual year-end vacation, meaning I won't be around much until the New Year (January 4th in this case). Before taking these yearly breaks I spend a lot of time evaluating my previous year. It's how I set goals for the next year, but it's also when I look at the tools and processes I've […]
  • 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp 3rd Edition Released, Save 35% Through Cyber Monday

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 23, 2015
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    The third edition of my e-book, The 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp for Freelance Writers, is now available. This edition has minor updates detailed below and is free to those who purchased the e-book previously. For anyone who hasn't received a copy of this e-book yet, now is a great time to grab one. I'm running a special from today through Cyber […]
  • How to Boost Your Writing Income Before the End of the Year

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 13, 2015
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    We're already in the year-end holiday season in the U.S., and with Black Friday coming later this month we'll see the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. That's great for retailers. But did you know it can also be great for you as a writer? Even though the New Year will be here before you know it, you still […]