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Freelance Writers Online: The Difference Between Us and Them

It was 2012 and I was working for a newspaper in central London. No, I wasn’t a writer, just one of many minions working in the recruitment advertising department. I contributed towards making the cogs turn in a huge national corporation that had been revamped and resold so many times that I’m not even sure the…

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5 Ways to Start a Freelance Writing Career When it’s ‘Just Not the Right Time’

By Erica Lynn In July of 2014 I decided it was now or never. It wasn’t the right time to start a freelance writing career, but sometimes the hardest part is just starting. For years I had worked a full-time job with dreams of following my writing passion as a freelancer, but I would always…

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3 Reasons Freelance Writers Should Write for Free

By  Katliegh Merrier Freelance writers have stressful jobs at times. Tight deadlines, grumpy editors, picky clients, and rejections can all leave even the most experienced writers a bit frazzled. On top of this, there are plenty of discrepancies on how we should best do our jobs. One of the biggest controversies within the industry is…

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5 Tweaks This Freelance Writer Made to Double Her Income

By Karen Banes I decided early last year I wanted to double my freelance writing income. The only problem was that I was already using all my available time. Like many other freelance writers, I have a lot of commitments. Unlike some of you, I don’t fit my freelancing around a full-time job, but I…

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How to Achieve Your Goals Without Burning Out (Plus an Announcement)

The plan was that on the first ‘proper’ working day of 2015 (5th Jan) I would get up an hour earlier than usual to start work on my freelance writing Udemy course. I was to follow quite an aggressive schedule. That’s right, I’m producing a freelance writing Udemy course on how to earn a living…

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10 Hidden Markets Where Freelance Writers Can Earn More

Despite the gazillions of freelance writing opportunities online, the number of eager writers jockeying and bidding for them can make them seem few and far between. So where’s an eager new writer to look in order to start earning more as a freelance writer? The “hidden” market and niche writing opportunities A hidden market is…

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Freelance Writing Online and the Art of Letting Go

When it comes to freelance writing online, I’m all about hard work. I’m all about getting out there and taking massive action towards my goals. It’s great if you are too. What I’ve realised though is that all this striving and pushing – all this moulding and sculpting and wanting – has in fact created…

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Where to Find Freelance Writing Gigs Online: Updated for 2015!

There are plenty of good, quality freelance writing gigs online. You just have to know where to look and how to find them. It’s a popular topic too; a post on where to find freelance writing gigs online was one of the most popular on this blog in 2013. Yes, you read that correctly –…

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Find Your Work Style and Double Your Freelance Income

(This is a guest post by Pinar Tarhan.) Are you trying to figure out how you should start (or kick-start) your writing career? Should you freelance full-time? Is it better if you freelance alongside your day job until you get your foot in the door? Maybe you’d rather hold two types of freelance jobs… like…

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5 Crucial Things to Focus on as a New Freelance Writer

If you’re just starting out as a new freelance writer online (or maybe returning to the freelance world after a break) you may feel your lack of experience, contacts and recent clips is a serious drawback. The answer is to leverage what you have, while building what you need, and to do this you’ll need…

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