News & Updates

  • Maintenance in Progress

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 20, 2014
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    Just a quick heads up. If you've noticed any weirdness on the site over the last two days, that's a result of some emergency maintenance being done. Unfortunately fixing the initial issues broke some other features of the site, so you might continue to run into problems while they're sorted out. Most notably, you'll find shortcodes displaying as code on […]
  • Subscribe for the Latest Freelance Writing Jobs

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 9, 2014
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    As you might know, I overhauled this site's marketplace and job board during the rebranding. Due to a move to a new marketplace platform, there was no easy way for you to access the latest job postings without visiting the job board directly. Today that changed. I was able to set up a custom feed for our latest freelance writing […]
  • Do You Have Questions About Your Writing Career? Ask Them Here

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 9, 2014
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    Your questions have always been welcome on this blog, in all of its incarnations. But starting this week I'm making that open invitation a little more formal. If you missed the news over on the writing forum, I just launched a new free Reader Q&A feature. I set up a special submission form for questions you might have about freelancing, book […]
  • 2014 Freelance Writing and Publishing Goals

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 17, 2013
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    This week is my last work week of 2013. That means it's time to take a look back at my progress this year -- both my successes and failures. And it's time to think about goals and resolutions for 2014. You can find mine below, and I hope you'll share some of your own in the comments. Let's start with […]
  • December Updates: NaNoWriMo and the Publishing Plan

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 2, 2013
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    Normally I do a big check-in and goal reassessment each quarter. I'm doing that a bit early when it comes to my publishing plan, in part due to NaNoWriMo wrapping up a couple of days ago. Today I'd like to look back on November's progress and look forward to my plans for December and early in the New Year. I […]
  • Black Friday Deal: 50% Off my 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp E-book for Freelance Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 27, 2013
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    I'm kicking off the holiday a little bit early by offering a special Black Friday deal that will run from today through Cyber Monday. For this limited time only, you can get my 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp e-book for freelance writers (.pdf) for just $4.97. That's 50% off! This e-book will guide you through an initial marketing push to […]
  • Freelance Marketing Every Day – E-book Giveaway from Lori Widmer

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 18, 2013
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    This week we welcome featured guest, Lori Widmer, of Words on the Page. We're giving away three copies of Lori's e-book for freelance writers, Marketing 365: Daily Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Small Business.  In her e-book, Lori shares a collection of marketing tips that will help you promote your freelance writing business in new, and often simple, ways every day of […]
  • Blogger Marketplace Launched (and Other Updates for Writers)

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 14, 2013
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    I have a few site-related updates to share with you today: New Blogger Marketplace This week I launched the next section of our new marketplace --  a blogger marketplace where you can find and advertise products and services relevant to bloggers. For example, you'll be able to post about and find hosting, domain registration services, WordPress themes, and more. Ads […]
  • A Belated 4th Quarter Business Check-In

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 6, 2013
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    Normally I post my quarterly business goals and plans at the beginning of each quarter, and I try to post a follow-up in the next update to let you know how I did. Plans always unexpectedly change in one way or another, but this past quarter might have been the worst. As you might know, I took off for an […]
  • Introducing a New Series on Freelance Ghostwriting

    By Yo Prinzel on October 31, 2013
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    For close to two years I’ve been revamping my writing business to focus more on ghostwriting. This change in strategy has done amazing things for my career. It’s made me fall in love with freelancing all over again and helped me develop a focus, security and stability that I’d felt was lacking before. Like many freelancers, I’d always dabbled in […]