Freelance Writing

  • Quick Tip: Find Out Where You Waste the Most Time

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 29, 2014
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    In July's writing challenge, we focused on productivity. And I think a follow-up quick tip is a good way to close things out. Even if you didn't take part in this month's challenge you can use one of these techniques on your own time. The best thing you can do if you want to improve your productivity as a writer […]
  • Quick Tip: Use Media Directories to Find Freelance Writing Clients

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 15, 2014
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    For this week's quick tip, I'd like to bring up an oldie but goodie -- a tip I've been passing along to freelance writers for years, coming from my background in PR. Instead of using the same writer's market lists that most other freelancers are also using, find new prospects in media directories instead.  How Media Directories Are Different Media […]
  • Quick Tip: Promote Your Writing With a Monthly Marketing Calendar

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 8, 2014
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    Here's a quick tip about how you can more effectively promote your writing every month, whether that means marketing your freelance writing services, your books, or your blogs. Use a monthly marketing calendar. What's the Point of a Monthly Marketing Calendar? A monthly marketing calendar gives you an easy way to keep all of your marketing information on one handy […]
  • Freelance Freedom – Get My 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp – Save 40% July 4-5

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 4, 2014
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    Don't put off pursuing your freelance freedom from the 9-5 grind. Start building the foundation of the freelance career you've been dreaming about. In light of the July 4th, Independence Day holiday here in the U.S., I'm offering a special two-day deal on my 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp for Freelance Writers e-book. Through Friday and Saturday (July 4 -5th only), […]
  • July Writing Challenge: Write More, Earn More, Increase Your Productivity

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 30, 2014
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    Do you ever feel like you've worked hard all day but have very little to show for it? Do you feel like no matter how many hours of work you put in, you'll never reach your word count goals as an author? Have you ever gotten through a week of freelance writing only to wonder where all your billable hours […]
  • Quick Tip: The Pomodoro Technique for Authors

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 25, 2014
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    One of my favorite productivity tools in my freelance writing and blogging work is a timer. I use something called the Pomodoro Technique which breaks down my work into small, manageable periods of time. It's a great way to stay focused and push yourself to see how much you can do in a short stretch. And it turns out, it […]
  • 41 Types of Content to Promote Your Business

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 18, 2014
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    For this week's new resource, let's turn our attention to promoting your writing business. Whether that means promoting your freelance writing services, marketing a book, or growing your blog, there are numerous ways you can turn to other types of writing to promote your work. To point you in the right direction, here are 41 types of content and copywriting you can […]
  • "Get a Real Job" and Other Freelance Buzz Kills

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 9, 2014
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    Ah, the joys of working as a freelance writer. You get to work from home, spend the day in your pajamas, have no boss looking over your shoulder, watch soaps in the middle of the afternoon, run errands whenever you feel like it, and to top it off everybody respects you. Yeah. And then you wake up. It's funny how […]
  • Featured Writer’s Markets: Gardening

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 8, 2014
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    Through June, I'm sharing more new writer's markets than usual each week, and every week has its own theme. These themes were suggested by readers in the writing forums (and there is one featured week left if anyone has another niche or industry suggestion). Each Sunday I'll share the previous week's new market additions on the blog so you can […]
  • The 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp 2nd Edition: Now Available

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 5, 2014
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    If you've been a reader of All Indie Writers (and previously All Freelance Writing) for a while, you know I'm a big fan of what I like to call "query-free freelancing." This is a marketing strategy that takes a different approach than traditional querying to land freelance writing gigs. Instead, it's about doing things that attract clients to you. A big part […]