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My goal is to get eyes on my client's brand. If you write marketing emails or website copy for clients, then you do, too. I got to wondering how other writer/marketers do the same. So, I sent out a call to people in the industry for their best tips.
Here are some great lessons from three experts.
My career as a successful freelance writer has been anything but luck. So if not with luck, connections or money, how did I get where I am today? I'm going to tell you.
Finding paying freelance writing jobs on the internet is hard. You find a great gig, then realize they are only hiring on-site writers. Or you find a local freelancing gig and it doesn't pay. Grr. I feel your pain. Over the years, I've come up with some easy ways to dig up work that fits my niche, freelance lifestyle and pay requirements. I'm going to spill them right now.
So how do you change your listening routine so that you are where your customers are and speak their language? This graphic explains it.
"How much should I get paid for freelance writing?" I hear this question all the time. Usually, I just answer with a vague, "It depends," but for my No-Fluff readers out there I'll break it down.
When you write for several different outlets, coming up with a continuous flow of article ideas can be a challenge. When I get stumped, I break out a piece of paper and draw a mind map. Mind maps are a form of brainstorming where you use colors and shapes to stimulate the brain.
Here's how I create article ideas with mind maps.
I find writing ideas and inspiration in a place you may not have thought of: Instagram. Here are some of the fantastic tips for writers I've found on my feed and some from my own Instagram account.
They say one of the best ways to find errors in your blog posts, book or articles is to read the sentences out loud. An even better method is to have someone else read your piece out loud. This can be difficult if you're a typical writer, alone in your home office. Instead, use Google Translate.
Creating clean, mostly error-free content is important to freelance writers. Copy full of errors look unprofessional and can really turn off potential customers. You don't want to be lumped in with noobs! Edit!
Have you tried brainstorming and mind mapping and still need some creative content ideas for your blog or articles? Here are 22 ideas to get you out of your writer's block rut.
Are you giving your clients and readers bad customer service by creating content that doesn't have enough meat? Here’s how to avoid fluffy writing.
When you’re taking jobs from clients, you’ll notice that they will often ask for a ‘formal’ or ‘casual’ tone in your writing style. You need to have a good handle on what these styles are to please your clients. Here’s how to make your writing fit with each one.
There are plenty of websites out there that help you make your own GIFs, maps, charts, memes and more for free, in just a few minutes. There are also plenty of sites that let you use their multimedia content on your site.
Here are 20 of my favorites:
This list of 50+ easy-to-remember tricks will help you improve your spelling and grammar, giving your writing skills the polish they need. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back to it!
Professional freelance writers are always blogging about these sweet gigs they're working on that pays $100 to $2,000 per article. Where the heck do you find these fantastic jobs everyone's talking about?
After years, I have honed a way to find great paying gigs quickly. Here are my secrets.
So you want your site to rise in pagerank? You want visitors to truly love your articles and blogs posts? You want them to share everything you post? You want to build a following that boosts your business. Well, don't just sit there. Let's get started!
Time is money, especially when you’re a writer. Here is your step-by-step guide to writing blog posts faster and better than ever before.
There are some good writing gig sites out there and, if you write fast, you could easily make a high per-hour rate. Plus, there's no need to search for clients, so it's quick money.
Here are more than 30 writing job sites to check out.