Specialties

  • 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 […]
  • Free Scrivener Case Study Template

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 4, 2014
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    Yesterday I announced a new Tuesday Quick Tips series for the blog. Today marks the start of another series -- Wednesday Resources. Every Wednesday (at least through the test period in June), I'll either release a new resource for All Indie Writers readers or I'll promote a resource I highly recommend. Through June I already have new resources lined up […]
  • Freelance Blogging Pay Rates: Exposing Some Myths

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 2, 2014
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    This post was originally published on June 20, 2009. But I wanted to share it again today (and update it a bit) as the issue of blogging pay rates is hotter than ever as more and more freelance bloggers come onto the scene. As some background, this was originally written in response to Kevin Muldoon's post, Bloggers Need to be […]
  • Free Scrivener White Paper Template

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 20, 2014
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    I mentioned previously that I was having a difficult time finding Scrivener templates for freelance writers. Most are focused on writing books. I already released two free templates that will help you use Scrivener for blogging -- one for managing a single blog and one for managing multiple blogs. Today I'm releasing my first template for common freelance writing projects […]
  • 5 More Freelance Blogging Markets Paying $100 or More per Post

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 23, 2014
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    Recently I shared some examples of blogs that pay $100 or more per post as an introduction to the new blogging markets section in my writer's market database. As promised, I've been working hard to bring you bigger and better markets where you can pitch your freelance writing services. To give you a better idea of what you'll find in […]
  • Weekend Reading: Freelance Specialization

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 14, 2014
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    It's no secret that I'm a supporter of choosing a specialty as a freelance writer. Whether you choose your specialty based on niche expertise or you choose to specialize in a type of writing you excel at, you immediately gain a marketing advantage. Specialists are seen as more authoritative, and clients will often pay them more for that very reason. […]
  • 4 More Tips for Freelance Ghostwriters

    By Yo Prinzel on January 31, 2014
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    We’ve finally reached the last post of my ghostwriting series. I want to thank you all for reading along; I hope you got something of value out of it. I’d like to close the series with a few extra tips to help your own ghostwriting efforts. The four final tips aren't part of any unifying theme other than, here be […]
  • 3 Reasons to Choose a Ghostwriting Specialty

    By Yo Prinzel on January 24, 2014
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    I hate issuing absolutes, but I am a devoted believer in the power of specializing in order to create a thriving freelance writing career. I also believe that choosing to be a specialty ghostwriter is the quickest, easiest way to achieve lasting career success. Specialty ghostwriting is all about hyper-focusing your business. That means choosing a specific topic (or group […]
  • Getting Started in Ghostwriting

    By Yo Prinzel on January 16, 2014
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    Believe it or not, getting started in ghostwriting is almost exactly the same as getting started in non-spooky freelancing. It’s about coming up with a plan, announcing your service, and preparing for follow-through. Coming Up with a Plan You need to consider how ghostwriting fits into your business. Will it be your primary focus, or something you do on the […]
  • Ghostwriting Contracts: 4 Points to Consider

    By Yo Prinzel on January 10, 2014
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    A contract is every writer’s best friend. There are tons of posts out there that can help you build your basic client agreement, so today I just want to focus on four specific points that your ghostwriting contract should include. 1. Multiple payments. Ghostwriting a book is a big, long project. If your clients pay everything up front, they’re taking […]