Freelance Writing

  • 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 […]
  • 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. […]
  • 5 Things Ethical Article Writers Don’t Do

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 15, 2015
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    Do you consider yourself an ethical article writer or blogger? Whether you write for print publications or the web, professional ethics are an important part of building trust with readers and clients, which is part of what keeps them coming back for more. My ethical standards won't necessarily look like yours, and vice-versa. For example, I have ethical issues with […]
  • Quick Tip: Make Your Freelance Writer Website a Go-To Resource for Prospects

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 13, 2015
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    Years ago, you could have a billboard-style professional website and land plenty of clients. But over time, things have changed. Now it's important that your freelance writer website serves as more than an advertisement. If you want it to attract prospects through search engines or help you build a reputation that leads directly to writing gigs, your website has to […]
  • Weekend Reading: Writing Motivation

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 9, 2015
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    Given that we've just started a new year, it seems fitting to talk about writing motivation. After all, most of us have probably set at least one new writing goal or resolution, right? But how are we going to stick with those goals (and should we)? I want to share three great articles with you on the topic of writer motivation -- maybe to […]
  • The 30 Day Marketing Challenge for Writers (Free Tracker)

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 7, 2015
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    The New Year is a great time to tackle a new writing challenge. So I've added one to the collection over in the All Indie Writers forums -- a 30 day marketing challenge. The goal of this challenge is to do something to market your writing every day for 30 days. That could mean promoting your freelance writing services. It […]
  • Quick Tip: Think Outside the Echo Chamber for Freelance Writing Success

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 6, 2015
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    As freelance writers it's not uncommon for us to get information online and even connect with our colleagues that way. And sometimes our circles, or at least the information they expose us to, are more limited than we realize. It's easy to get caught up in the echo chamber, with the same stale ideas endlessly reinforced. But if you want […]