Freelance Writing

  • Quick Tip: Move Scrivener Documents to Word

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 3, 2015
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    This week's quick tip comes from a question I received from Cathy Miller (my most recent guest co-host for the writers' podcast). Cathy's thinking about making the move to Scrivener for freelance writing projects. But she'd heard from another writer that Scrivener projects don't convert to Word well, especially when tables are involved. And most clients expect projects delivered in […]
  • 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Freelance Writing Niche

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 3, 2015
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    It's no secret to experienced freelance writers that having a specialty can simplify marketing and lead to much higher paying gigs. , especially those in higher-end pro level markets. It's your specialized knowledge that lets them help clients brand themselves as authorities in their fields. Now some freelance pros specialize in types of writing rather than topics, or niches, such as an […]
  • Freelance Ghostwriting for Businesses (Podcast)

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 19, 2015
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    Episode 9 of the All Indie Writers Podcast is now up. You can listen below or check out the show notes on the episode's page. I'd like to thank Cathy Miller of Simply Stated Business. She joins me as the guest co-host for this episode. We chat about freelance ghostwriting for businesses, including the benefits of it, how you can […]
  • 101 Resources for Freelance Writers (Updated for 2015!)

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 18, 2015
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    Are you interested in starting a freelance writing career? Trying to figure out where to start can be one of the biggest challenges aspiring freelance writers face. To help point you in the right direction, I've put together a list of recommended resources for freelance writers -- tools to help you get started, build a network, learn from freelance writing […]
  • Quick Tip: Create More Advanced Freelance Writer Websites With WordPress Plugins

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 17, 2015
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    Your freelance writer website can be a vital tool in promoting your services, especially if you're new or if you focus on freelance writing for the web. We've talked about why you need a professional website, what your freelance writer website should include, and key elements of effective writer websites. Today let's take that a step further and look at […]
  • Weekend Reading: Email Marketing Copy

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 13, 2015
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    Whether you're interested in staying in touch with freelance writing prospects, your blog's readers, or readers of your books, having an email list is a smart idea. But what you send to your email subscribers is as important as building your list. That's what keeps subscribers interested, and it's that email marketing copy that converts casual readers into buyers, community members, or […]
  • 4 Tips for Dealing With Client Call Anxiety as a Freelancer

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 11, 2015
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    Note: This post is my first audio post. You can listen to the audio version at the end of the post. In the near future, you'll be able to access this and other audio posts, along with the All Indie Writers Podcast, by visiting FreelanceTheater.com. Lately I've been chatting with KeriLynn Engel about her freelance writing business, and the issue of […]
  • A Simple To Do List Tweak for More Productive Writing

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 10, 2015
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    When you work as a writer -- especially a freelance writer -- your schedule can feel a bit scattered. You don't have one job that you go to, where you follow a basic plan under one boss. You instead have to balance (or is that juggle?) multiple projects and multiple clients. Bouncing around from one project to another isn't the […]
  • Weekend Reading: Copyright for Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 6, 2015
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    One of the most important issues for professional writers is also one of the least understood -- copyright law. Your ability to make a living from your writing revolves largely around your copyrights and your ability to license those rights to third parties. For this week's "weekend reading" resources, let's brush up on some of the basics. Enjoy! Know Your […]
  • Your USP: Stand Out From the Freelance Writing Crowd

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 4, 2015
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    If you want to move beyond low paying freelance writing jobs, you need a solid marketing strategy. Where many writers go wrong is putting all of their attention on marketing tactics -- using social networks, guest posting, or writing query letters for example. While tactics are important, you can never use them to their full potential if you don't have an underlying […]