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Had a Break from Writing? How to Go from Potties and Playdates to Pitching and Publishing Online

Once upon a time I went to the book store, bought the Writer’s Market, queried magazine editors (by snail mail with a self-addressed envelope) and waited three weeks to hear if my article was accepted. If so, the article went to print four months later and I received payment another three weeks after that. Then…

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7 Reasons Freelance Writing Clients Aren’t Hiring You

Getting a freelance writing job is nice. Know what’s better? Getting a freelance writing client – and therefore consistent, regular work. If you feel you’re a good writer who’s doing everything right, but you’re just not getting quality freelance writing clients, this post is for you. Backed by research Research conducted by the marketing arm…

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Can You Afford to go Freelancing Full-Time?

In a word: Yes. But let’s start from the beginning here shall we? What’s the first excuse that pops into your mind (or out of your mouth) when you think about going freelancing full-time? Yep, that’s right: “I can’t afford to.” or “It’s too risky – I have too many financial commitments.” No matter how…

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Are You Making These 3 Mistakes on Your About Me Page? (I Bet You’re Doing #2!)

Whether it’s for your writer’s website, your blog or even for a client, knowing how to write an effective About Me page can be the difference between a reader clicking into – or away from – your main content. With that in mind, here are some common mistakes to avoid if you want your About Me…

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Read This and Never Be Afraid Again:

You were born with the fear of only two things: The fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. These were generous (and necessary) gifts from nature to aid your survival. All other fears are mere fabrications in the sense that if you ceased to believe in them, they would immediately cease to exist.…

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Why I’m Reducing the Cost of the Freelance Writers Online Course – FOREVER!

The older I get, the more I like to keep things simple. This week I’ve lived on a tiny beach near Railay just off the south of Thailand. I’m going to be in Thailand for a few months, which is great as it’s the perfect place to live a simple life and mull things over……

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How to Combine Travel and Freelancing (Without Losing Money or Clients)

Assuming you’ve been reading Freelance Writers Online for a while, you’ll know it’s entirely possible to make money and keep working while traveling the world. Kirsty sure leads by example on that, and she’s invited me to share with you a few insider’s tricks and tips on how to keep your income in tact when taking your…

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How to Create Bomb-Proof Writing Confidence

“The only way to confidence is through consistent action” – Jackson Anderson. (Yeah, that’s me.) It doesn’t matter if you’ve been writing for months, years or if you’re just starting out – every good writer is on the look-out for that perfect “how-to” formula that will lead to more confidence in their writing abilities. Well,…

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Here’s What to Read to be Successful and Rich

Success means different things to different people. For some, it simply means being rich. For others, being successful means being able to do what they love for a living. For some types, success means to be free and flexible. To others it just means being safe and secure. For me, being successful means a few…

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How to Run a Business from the Beach

As a few of you may already know, (ahem) I’m currently on the my latest jaunt around the world. I’ve been in India for a month, am in Australia right now and will head up to South East Asia until the sun comes out again in London. That could be some time yet… It’s no…

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