Category Archives: Be a Better Freelancer

30 Reasons You’re Failing at Becoming a Freelance Writer

Be honest. Are any of these stopping you from becoming a freelance writer online? You haven’t started a blog on your website because you think nobody will want to read it. You have no social media presence as you think building a healthy following will take forever. You don’t tell people you’re a writer; instead…

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Why You Should Quit Your Job and Become a Freelance Writer Instead

I’ve never regretted the decision to quit my job and become a freelance writer. Not even when the initial euphoria and smugness of not having to get up early and drag myself into the office wore off. Not even when it suddenly dawned on me that my working day, my income, my tax bill, my…

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What My Driving Instructor Taught Me About Being a Freelance Writer

The main thing that makes me compare being a freelance writer to learning to drive are the things my driving instructor used to say to me. So, with the ingeniously named sub-heading below (I don’t know how I come up with this stuff), I hereby invite you on a pun-filled voyage back to the young and…

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3 Blog Posts That Will Help You Get More Done (Mainly By Doing Less)

How often do you wish you could get more done in any one day? How often do you race against the clock to meet a deadline, or simply feel overwhelmed by your day-to-day tasks? First off, read this. Suitably chilled out about the whole thing and ready to get to work? Great. So how do…

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How to Simplify Your Freelance Writing Work Day

Or: How to Work (and Play) Stress-Free Every Day… Certain realities kick in after the initial stages of making regular money from freelance writing start to wane. Suddenly, you’ve got everything you worked so hard for: You’re making your living as a freelance writer online. Perhaps you’ve even quit your day job and are supporting…

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Here’s Why You’re Not Going to Miss that Freelance Writing Deadline

Are you always fretting that you’ll miss a writing deadline? Is there an underlying anxiousness lurking behind your freelance writing business? Do you often procrastinate about starting work in case the finished product isn’t up to scratch? I experience all of these things in relation to my freelance writing business. I wasn’t consciously aware of…

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How to Give Yourself an Instant Pay Rise as a Freelance Writer Online

I’ve never published this information for free before. It’s part of my freelance writing Udemy course, and that’s the only place freelance writers online can usually access it. But! This method for getting an instant pay rise as a freelance writer online worked for me, and I figured if I share it here, maybe it will…

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Freelance Writing Online: 6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started

Way back in 2012, I was completing the odd freelance writing gig online for a few bucks here and there. While I don’t like to boast (I’m British), I now have global freelance writing clients in the travel industry that give me regular work. But I learned the hard way, and I want you to learn…

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How Freelance Writing Online Just Saved Me

Sometimes, just when you think everything’s going according to The Plan, the rug can be pulled from beneath your Conversed little feet quicker than you know how to deal with it. In the space of a week, my relationship ended, I moved out of my home and I finished the full-time writing gig I’d been…

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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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