LATEST POST

How Freelance Writers Can Use Twitter to Find New Clients

If you’re on Twitter and not using it to further your freelance writing career, you could be missing out on a powerful and efficient marketing tool. The publications and companies you want to write for have Twitter accounts, and many potential clients are surprisingly responsive and open on this social platform. Here’s how freelance writers…

Continue Reading →

Want a Paid Writing Gig? Write for Freelance Writers Online!

Guest posting is an opportunity to get your name out there as a freelance writer, a blogger (or even as a pioneer if you like). It can introduce you to a whole new audience that would never otherwise know you exist and, if done correctly, can propel you from ‘unknown writer’ to ‘top influencer in…

Continue Reading →

Freelance Writing On a Budget

During your first year as a freelance writer, keeping your overheads low can be the difference between “I’ll never actually make any money as a freelancer” and “I can do this”. You’ve probably heard that you have to spend money to make money. It’s an old adage – and an outdated one. It comes from…

Continue Reading →

How to Become a Writer (No, Really)

If you want to become a writer: dream big, make a plan and visualise.  But then let it be. Appreciate what you have now. Because guess what “arriving” as a freelance writer feels like? Yep - it feels pretty similar to what you’re feeling like right now. This is what it takes to become a writer… Among…

Continue Reading →

Top 5 TED Talks for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

After the popularity of the post, 5 TED Talks for Writing Inspiration, this week I’ve been doing some more watching, sifting and compiling. Among all those inspirational and educational TED talks, I’ve selected the ones that speak most to freelancers and entrepreneurs either starting out, or already on, the journey towards independent success in their careers. So,…

Continue Reading →

20 Things That Happen in Your 30s that Didn’t Happen in Your 20s

I’ve been aged 31 for half a year now. I was 29 when I quit my job to become a freelance writer online. If you read last week’s post, you’ll know I’ve recently taken on a full-time role as a travel content writer alongside my freelance work. I said I’d never go back to full-time…

Continue Reading →

Is This The End of Freelance Writers Online? (Hint: It’s Not)

I try not to read or watch the news too much. I have a limited intake of current affairs after a week-long experiment (inspired by Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Work Week) gradually turned into my normal way of life. I try not to be consumed by social media either, but some days, when I’m attending to it…

Continue Reading →

How Identifying as a Minority Can Make You a Better Writer

By Tashara Mitchell  Occasionally as freelance writers we have to deal with writer’s block. During these periods when I have nothing new to write about, I try to get creative and write from different perspectives. This got me thinking… As a minority writer you can (and should!) use your unique perspective to your advantage to…

Continue Reading →

All Words In This Blog Post Are Made Up Of Just 1 Syllable*

All the words in this blog post are made up of just one syllable. (*Well, all bar one. I’m sure you have the nous to spot it.) Why do this? Why, why, why write a blog post where all but one of the words are one syllable? (I did not say that one word could not…

Continue Reading →

The Best WordPress Plugins for Blogging Freelance Writers

As a blogging freelance writer, have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder which WordPress plugins other bloggers are using?” Whether you want plugins to save you time or money – or just to make your site look cooler than it actually is – here are some of the best WordPress plugins for you to…

Continue Reading →

Page 1 of 9