Posts tagged with ‘freelance writing’

  • Bree Brouwer on Choosing Her Freelance Writing Specialty

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 29, 2016
    Freelance specialization is something I've been passionate about for years. I've said it before to new freelance writers, and I'll probably say it countless times again, but: "Clients don't pay top freelance writing rates because you can string sentences together; they pay the best rates when you bring valuable knowledge and insight to the table." That's why specialists often earn […]
  • Fear, Confidence, Lying, and Using What You’ve Got (Podcast)

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 17, 2016
    Princess Jones is back at it again, co-hosting the All Indie Writers Podcast. OK. She pretty much ran the show. But that's why we had so much fun with this one. We chatted about fear and confidence issues writers often deal with. Listen now. (Extended cut) *Note: This episode contains explicit language. Also, if you prefer the shorter version you can […]
  • Everyday Marketing for Freelance Writers with Lori Widmer (Podcast)

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 22, 2015
    In this seventh episode of the All Indie Writers Podcast, I'm joined by guest co-host, Lori Widmer of the Words on the Page blog. We cover: The importance of regular or everyday marketing for freelance writers (along with some simple marketing tactics you can use even if you're short on time -- tip: these could work equally well for indie […]
  • Year-End Marketing Ideas for Freelance Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 26, 2014
    I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays! Just because we're nearing the end of the year, it doesn't mean you're out of time to bring in new freelance work. Whether you're looking to line-up last minute gigs or trying to schedule January's billable hours, there are plenty of things you can do to market your freelance writing services before year's […]
  • Taking a Holiday From Your Blog (Podcast)

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 18, 2014
      Today marks not only my last working day of the year, but also the last All Indie Writers Podcast episode of 2014. Episode 5 picks up where episode 4 left off, with more tips on keeping your blog active even while you take a holiday. In this episode I share tips on not only keeping your blog fresh with new […]
  • Relationship Marketing Basics for Freelance Professionals

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 21, 2013
    In our interview with Lori Widmer of Words on the Page about marketing your freelance writing services, Lori emphasized the importance of building relationships and following up with prospects. If you're one of the many writers who are uncomfortable with the idea of marketing from a direct sales perspective, thinking about marketing in terms of relationships can help you ease into […]
  • The Greatest Things About This Freelancing Gig

    By Rebecca Garland on April 25, 2013
    I’m a teacher. I chose to be a teacher, and I continue to teach because I enjoy the challenge and the rewards of the profession. But there are always downsides, and in this season of assessment testing and stress, I was thinking today about my other job. I’m a freelance writer. I chose to start writing and to continue this […]
  • Too Many Writing Projects, Not Enough Time

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 18, 2013
    I have a habit of taking on quite a few writing-related projects at once. I'm a blogger and freelance business writer for my clients. I run numerous websites and blogs of my own. And I write books and e-books. There never seems to be enough time in my work days, and lately I've found myself putting in extra hours far […]