Managing money as a freelance writer is no easy feat. Here’s how to plan for taxes, retirement savings, and health insurance.
Marketing your writing services correctly will help you get noticed by potential clients and eventually bring in regular work. To help you get started, I’ve compiled a list of eight easy ways to start promoting yourself as a freelance writer—no fancy marketing degree required!
Have you ever wondered what sets freelance writers like Elna Cain and Jorden Roper apart from others How did they become successful freelance writers while others are struggling to find…
Thinking about becoming a freelance writer? Whether starting a side hustle or freelancing full-time, there are plenty of reasons to start freelance writing!
For a lot of freelancers, finding long-term clients is a struggle. While one-off or short-term projects aren’t necessarily a bad thing, your goal should be to build up a roster of long-term clients. This ensures that your workload—and income—is steady…
Having trouble choosing a freelance writing niche? Been there, done that! When I started freelance writing, I was against choosing a niche for the longest time. I thought if I narrowed my services down, I would miss out on clients….
I’m a firm believer that freelancers need a community of like-minded people in order to thrive. That means a community of people that share your goals, understand your dreams and cheer you on as you strive to accomplish your goals….
If you’re anything like me you’ve probably been trying to think of extra ways to earn money or take charge of your life by becoming your own boss.
I recently graduated college and was overwhelmed by the student loan debt I accumulated. Up until a few months before graduation, student loans were just a problem for a later day (I know, that’s a terrible attitude!) but as graduation drew near I started to feel an invisible weight bearing down on me. That’s when I started thinking of ways I could increase my income without out sacrificing my time at home.
After a lot of brainstorming (and some failed attempts) the idea to earn money by writing just hit me out of nowhere. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it earlier! The problem was, I didn’t know how to get started.
Writing encompasses so many different genres, fields and niches. To say you want to be a freelance writer is great, but there is a lot more thought that goes into it. While you might think the broad term “freelance writer” means more flexibility, more jobs, and more money, it’s actually not that simple.
By defining what kind of writing you want to do and in what niche, you’re going to be more qualified for exclusive, higher paying jobs. Trust me on this, I fought having a niche for SO LONG but after I finally gave in, I was able to land more jobs about topics I really enjoy!
So what can you do as a freelance writer? The options are endless, but there are a few steps you need to tackle to get started.