• Websites and Blogs Paying $100+ per Article

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 17, 2014
    There are a few changes coming to the All Indie Writers writer's market directory this week. And to kick things off I'd like to share a few freelance blogging markets and other online markets that pay freelance writers $100 or more per article. But first, the updates: Changes to the Writer's Market Directory Keep an eye on the writer's markets […]
  • Pick Your Perfect Blog Post Schedule

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 13, 2014
    Your blog's content strategy is about more than the type of content you plan to write. It also includes your blog post schedule -- when you post, and how often you post. Should you post daily? Just on weekdays? Once per week? Monthly? There's no right answer to cover all blogs. You have to find the right post frequency and schedule […]
  • Premium WordPress Themes for Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 11, 2014
    If you've been following my recent post series on WordPress for writers, you might have seen the question of premium themes come up. These are themes you would pay for -- ones not found in the free WordPress theme repository. They're also often more complex than free themes available. John Soares asked about these kinds of themes. I answered him […]
  • WordPress for Writers: Tips, Tricks, Plugins, and Hacks – Part 3

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 10, 2014
    We've already looked at WordPress basics and WordPress plugins for writers. In this third, and final, post in our series on WordPress for writers we'll look at a few tips, tricks, and hacks that didn't fit in anywhere else. Not all writers will need these, but the tips and tricks below will help you customize your site to make it […]
  • Can I Really Make Money From My Blog? – Reader Question

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 9, 2014
    There are many reasons to start a blog. One popular reason is to make money. When you do that, you treat your blog as a business model in its own right. Many people try to earn money from their blogs. Some succeed. Others fail. And much of that comes down to your strategy, your niche specialty, and the plan you […]
  • WordPress for Writers: Tips, Tricks, Plugins, and Hacks – Part 2

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 8, 2014
    In Part One of my post series on WordPress for Writers, I covered some of the most basic steps you should take and settings you should change right after installing the WordPress platform. In Part Two of this series, I'll share some WordPress plugins that I consider must-haves -- ones you might want to set up well before launching your […]
  • WordPress for Writers: Tips, Tricks, Plugins, and Hacks – Part 1

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 6, 2014
    From working on my own WordPress issues to seeing a minor WordPress rant from John Soares, from talking WordPress security with Lori Widmer and Cathy Miller to recommending an SEO plugin on the forums to Alicia Rades, WordPress has been the talk of the day. And it's clear that writers are all over this blog / do-just-about-anything-you-want platform. That's a […]
  • Weekend Reading: Blog Revenue Streams

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 1, 2014
    How would you like to earn your living as a professional blogger? If that sounds like an ideal career to you, there are three basic paths you can choose from: Get a full-time job as a blogger. Become a freelance blogger and blog for clients. Make money with your own blogs. Let's focus on that last option -- blogging as […]
  • Create a Custom 404 Error Page for Your Writer Website or Blog

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 28, 2014
    In my post "4 Elements of Effective Freelance Writing Websites," I suggested creating a custom 404 error page to help misdirected prospects find what they're looking for. A 404 error is a "page not found" error message someone sees if they try to visit an address on your site that doesn't exist. No one likes seeing an error message. So […]
  • Discover the 6 Essential Variables to the “Blogging Better” Formula

    By Alicia Rades on February 21, 2014
    When you graduated high school, you jumped for joy not because you were glad you made it, but because you thought you’d never have to learn another mathematical equation again. The Pythagorean Theorem? Forget about it! But there’s one formula you can’t pass up as a blogger: C(D+E+F)A+B Confused? Let’s break it down and look at each variable. A: A […]