Every year Lori Widmer, a good friend and fellow freelance writer behind the Words on the Page blog, goes out of her way to help new writers understand what their services are really worth. This started out as a special event called Writer's Worth Day. Over time, it was expanded into a month-long event.
During Writer's Worth Month you'll find content from Lori and a series of guests on topics like making sure we don't settle for less pay than we should, how to determine what rates are right for us, how to build confidence, find new opportunities, and much more.
This year, Writer's Worth Month was in May. For anyone who missed it, here are links to all of this year's Writer's Worth Month posts from Lori and her guest contributors. Happy reading!
- Having What it Takes -- May 1st
- Why Your Price Isn't Arbitrary -- May 2nd
- Who's the Boss? -- May 5th
- Change One Thing -- May 6th
- 9 Reasons You're Worth a Lot as a Writer -- May 7th
- This Job, Not That Job 1 -- May 8th
- The Pen of Expertise -- May 9th
- Stop Chasing Payments -- May 12th
- This Job, Not That Job 2 -- May 13th
- That A-Ha Moment -- May 14th
- Beyond Sticker Shock -- May 15th
- Persistence -- May 16th
- The How-tos of Comic Writing -- May 19th
- Handling Client Controversy -- May 20th
- Publishers and Bad Business Models -- May 21st
- The Prepared Writer -- May 22nd
- How Do You Treat Your Most Valuable Asset? -- May 23rd
- The Quality Factor -- May 27th
- Losing Doubt -- May 28th
- 6 Things to Do Today to Improve Your Business -- May 29th
- 5 Ways to Defy Limitations -- May 30th
Did you struggle to understand how much value you bring to the table when you were getting started as a freelance writer? Do you still struggle with finding the confidence to stick to your rates or even increase them? Tell me about your experiences in the comments, or use the All Indie Writers free writing advice form and there's a chance I'll answer your questions in a blog post of your own.
Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, and indie author. She began writing for clients in 1999 and started her first blog in 2004.
She owns 3 Beat Media - a publishing and client services company which operates All Indie Writers as well as several other websites and blogs including The Busy Author's Guide and BizAmmo. Jenn comes from a background in online PR and social media consulting, having owned a small PR firm for several years before choosing to pursue a full-time writing and publishing career.
Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names in the areas of children's fiction, mysteries, and horror fiction. Jenn is an active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and currently serves as the organization's Assistant Coordinator of Promotions and Social Media.
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