Posts tagged with ‘business plan’

  • How to Write a Blog Business Plan

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 12, 2014
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    When I first went into business for myself (full-time PR firm, part-time business writing and blogging), I had a pretty standard formal business plan. Later, and I expanded my Web publishing efforts, I started using a much simpler model -- one page versions that help me map out my plans and ideas on a project by project basis. I've even […]
  • Weekend Reading: Business Basics for Freelancers

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 29, 2013
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    Being able to write is fine and dandy, but it isn't enough to guarantee your success in a freelance writing career. When you freelance, you're self-employed. You're an entrepreneur. And the more you think like one, the more you'll be able to grow your writing business. That means understanding that administrative work, finances, and marketing can be just as important […]
  • Free Blog Business Plan Template

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 18, 2012
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    Recently we talked about how to write a blog business plan. As promised, I've put together a simple blog business plan template that you can use for your own niche or business blog. Why Have a Blog Business Plan? If you want to make money blogging, a blog business plan is a must. Business plans help you get a better […]
  • Free Business Resources for Freelance Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 17, 2011
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    After a recent post on market research in our series for Demand Media writers, a reader mentioned that many (though not all) of these freelancers don't have the basic business skills needed to take them from content mill work to targeting new specialty markets and landing new clients. For those writers, I promised to post links to basic business resources […]
  • 5 Foolish Mistakes Freelance Writers Make

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 13, 2010
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    Everyone makes mistakes. But when it comes to freelance writing, a lot of people make the same mistakes! New writers regularly set themselves up for failure. Even experienced writers get too comfortable in a routine and forget some of the essentials. The thing is, most freelance writing mistakes are easy to avoid. Today let's look at some of the most […]
  • How to Write Business Plans

    By Chris Bibey on December 28, 2009
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    Have you ever created a business plan? If so, you know how difficult it can be. In fact, I personally believe that these are among the most difficult freelance writing projects. That being said, you don’t want to pass these gigs by if they interest you and you have the experience to deliver. As strange as it may sound, there […]