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  • Which Content Types Pay Best?
    To get paid well as freelance writer, you want to work with clients who have a budget to pay well. But even with that, business owners needing certain types of content tend to pay more than for other content.  Knowing which types of content pay the best is your first step to reaching your income ...
  • How to Be More Productive When You Write
    One question many writers have is about improving productivity when writing. If you’ve ever sat down to a blank document and stared at it for an hour you probably have wondered the same thing yourself. Writing productively is an imperative if you want to have a freelance business or you want to become a writer ...
  • What To Do When The Words Don’t Flow
    Most of the time the reason you cannot get the words to flow is that you don’t know enough about the topic, you’re not sure of the direction of the work, or because you are distracted by something else. You can mitigate these issues with practice and by not accepting the idea that anything like ...
  • Freelancers – Are Your Moods Affecting Your Writing?
    We hear a lot of information today about how your mood can affect your life and your health in ways people did not think about before. One thing to remember is that a mood is a “temporary state of mind or feeling” and it can be good or bad. However, most of the time describing ...
  • Want to Be a More Successful Writer?: Meet Other Writers. Here’s How…
    Learning more about your craft, and the business of writing is easier when you network with other writers. After all, who will know best about how to do things, how to find information, and what to do regarding your writing career than other writers who are experienced? If you want to learn more about your ...
  • How to Improve Your Writing Process in 4 Steps
    One thing that will make your writing come easier is if you pay attention to your writing process. Instead of just sitting down and writing without any guidelines or idea of what you want to say, you’re going to want to set up your writing so that you can focus on one thing at a ...
  • How to: Sandwich Technique to Promote Your Book
    There are a lot of ways to promote your book but one of the most popular for not only book promotions but for giving people bad news, for handling critiques, and generally softening the blow about some news the sandwich technique is a winner. You know it’s a winner due to the sheer number of people ...
  • Should You Specialize Your Writing Business? – Tips for Freelancers
    Whenever anyone starts any type of business one thing that is drilled into their heads is niching down. Niche down your services, niche down your audience, niche down to serve a small portion of the entire audience so that you can specialize and make more money with less work. But, is it always a good ...
  • How To Write Quickly When You Are Overbooked – Tips for Freelancers
    Every now and then you may find yourself in a situation where you have no idea how you’ll get all the work done that you need to get done due to overbooking yourself. However, if you set up processes and systems, it will be more difficult to end up overbooked accidentally, and you’ll get done ...
  • Things To Consider When Drafting a Statement of Work – Tips for Freelance Writers
    An SOW is often referred to as a scope of work or statement of work. This is a document that can help you and your clients understand the scope of the work you are doing for them. It can help avoid any misunderstandings about what you will do for them. It is essentially a contract ...