Category Archives: Be a Better Marketer

10 Tips on Marketing Yourself as a Freelance Writer Online

Marketing yourself isn’t just a useful skill to have if you want to see any kind of success as a freelance writer – it’s become an absolute necessity. Below are ten tips on marketing yourself as a freelance writer online (without the need to sign up for a marketing degree). 1. Get to grips with…

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How to Get Your Blog Noticed to Attract Writing Clients

Once you’ve built yourself a healthy portfolio of work, it’s time to wean yourself off the low-paid writing work and instead attract some bona fide, well-paying clients. One way to do this is to write a regular blog on your website and figure out how to get your blog noticed so that it attracts clients…

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How to Build a Writing Portfolio and Get Clients

(When You’ve Done Nothing and Know Nobody) If you’ve decided you want to become a freelance writer, sooner or later you’re going to have to work out how to build a writing portfolio and get clients. To get clients you need to be able to prove you can produce good work, and to do that…

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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. >> This is a guest…

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How to Use Google+ to Market Your Freelance Writing Services

While Facebook and Twitter are considered the big boys of social media marketing, don’t make the mistake of neglecting other useful and rewarding networking sites to market your freelance writing services. In fact, Google+ is the second largest social media site out there – and growing every day. The best thing about Google+ is that…

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How to Build a Solid Reputation as a Freelance Writer Online… Without a Website

When you work online your reputation and portfolio is all you have to convince clients that you’re the capable writer you know yourself to be. It can be the difference between you getting hired as a writer or not. Therefore, it’s imperative that you start building a remarkable reputation and a solid portfolio right from…

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Still No Blog? Start a Blog and Make More Money as a Writer

Lately I’ve read a few posts on popular blogs on why writers and entrepreneurs shouldn’t start a blog. Apparently there’s no money in it anymore. Because Freelance Writers Online aims to help writers with entrepreneurial spirits, I felt it only right to respond to this. While I don’t believe that writers should just start a…

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Starting a New Blog? Just Get It out There

So here I am – the official launch day of Freelance Writers Online. It’s not perfect yet, but that’s OK. As it goes, I’m not starting a new blog per se – I’m just shifting everything over to a new domain name, new host provider and providing new content with different branding. What’s that you…

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The Only Advice You Need about Writing a Blog People Want to Read

I didn’t really mean to start writing a blog. Back when I quit my job and began building a freelance writing career, blogging was one of the only ways I could get my writing published though. Most of the work I then started doing for ‘real-life’ clients was simply writing a blog for them too. And…

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How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Freelance Writing Business

As a freelance writer I was a bit slow on the uptake when Pinterest casually sidled into mainstream social media. In fact, I had absolutely no idea how to use Pinterest to promote my freelance writing business and actually assumed it wasn’t worth my while. Fast forward a few months and not only do I…

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