Posts tagged with ‘income’

  • How One Weekend’s Work Led to Thousands of Dollars in Freelance Writing Gigs

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 12, 2015
    Before the holidays I was talking to a few colleagues about my very first e-book. It sold reasonably well, or at least much better than I expected it to at the time, bringing in a little over $4000 in the year and a half it was on the market. It led to lucrative freelance relationships bringing in thousands of dollars […]
  • Managing Freelance Writing Income and Regular Income

    By LaToya Irby on May 6, 2013
    For most people transitioning into full-time freelance writing or freelance writing on the side for awhile, there will undoubtedly be a period of time that you’re managing two kinds of income: income from freelance writing and income from a regular job. Or if you’re a writer who’s married to or cohabitating with someone who earns a regular income, the two […]
  • What Not to Do When Your Writing Income is Down

    By LaToya Irby on April 22, 2013
    One of the hardest parts about adjusting to freelance writing life, and self-employment in general, is living with a fluctuating income. There may be periods of time that the projects and payments are coming in like a flood. Others, they’re as dry as a ditch on a hot summer day. What you do during those low-income months is so important […]
  • Make Money Blogging: 20 Blog Revenue Streams

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 27, 2013
    The post below was originally published on my small business blog after a friend asked me some basic questions about how he could begin to make money blogging. I've since shared it here as a way to help freelance writers build an additional revenue stream (originally on October 16, 2008). And I've now updated it for All Freelance Writing readers with […]
  • Why I Gave up a $37k Blogging Gig Over Professional Ethics

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 18, 2012
    What do you value more as a freelance writer -- money or your reputation and professional ethics? For me, it's the latter without a doubt. It's not uncommon for me to turn down new prospects for ethical reasons. There are some niches I won't touch. And there are clients with histories I wouldn't want to associate myself with. They include […]
  • How to Budget a Freelance Writer's Fluctuating Income

    By LaToya Irby on November 23, 2009
    I know what you’re thinking, Ugh. Budgeting. The only thing worse than budgeting is licking sandpaper. As boring as it feels, budgeting is especially critical for you as a freelance writer, because your income is less predictable. Creating a budget takes just three steps: totaling your monthly income, subtracting your expenses, and adjusting your budget based on the result. You’ll […]
  • E-Books and Reports – An Additional Income Stream for Freelance Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 27, 2008
    We've been talking lately about additional revenue streams / income sources for freelance writers (beyond client projects). So far we've talked about making money through blogging and flipping websites. Today we're going to talk about earning extra income by writing e-books and reports. I'm not going to go into the "how to" of writing e-books in this post. If you […]
  • Flipping Websites – An Additional Income Stream for Freelance Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 20, 2008
    As a part of our series on additional and residual revenue streams for freelance writers, today we're going to talk about flipping websites. I've discussed flipping websites in a previous post here, explaining it in a very general sense and discussing some past sites I've flipped myself. Let's go more into how flipping websites can earn you more money in […]
  • Alternative and Residual Income Streams for Freelance Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 14, 2008
    Residual income streams - you know I love 'em. I yap about them often enough. Today I want your help to put together a big list of potential revenue streams for freelance writers (if they offer recurring / residual income, all the better, but it's not necessary). I'd like to get a list going, after which I'll write more specific […]