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Freelance Writing

4 Ways to Attract New Clients

John Rampton | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
John Rampton

It is very important to not only keep close relationships with your current clients, but also find ways to attract new ones. Having too many clients is a good problem to have, you can always find ways to serve each in a timely manner without hindering any relationships. However, if you are struggling to stay busy and need to attract more clients there are plenty of tricks and tips to get you started on the right path. Here are four simple ways to attract new clients.

5 Ways To Get Smart About Freelancing

Carmella Guiol | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Carmella Guiol

As a new writer, I'm learning that freelancing takes a lot of time, between researching, reading, pitching, and writing. And so I've had to ask myself...

Why You Should Face Your Fear And Tell Your Story

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

We all have a story to tell. In fact, we all have many stories to tell. Some people are afraid of letting their walls down and being vulnerable, but s...

Freelancing Through Our Golden Years

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.18.2016 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

When my father turned 65, he traded in his wing-tips for golf shoes and didn't look back. His law firm gave him an "office for life," and from time-to...

How to Read a Publication Like Your Future Editor Wants You To

Rebecca L. Weber | Posted 04.29.2016 | Books
Rebecca L. Weber

Not sure why your story ideas aren't selling? If you ask an editor for advice on the best way for a freelance writer to break in to his or her publication, they often have the same response: "Read it first."

I Left My Career to Become a Waitress, and I've Never Been Happier

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I had a good income, holidays off, and full health insurance. My career helped me afford a reliable car, a drink in my hand by 5:00pm, and all the stability and safety I was always told to go after. But I wasn't happy.

How to Take Your Freelancing to the Next Level

John Rampton | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
John Rampton

First off, congratulations on freelancing! If you're wondering about leveling up, you've obviously done pretty well. You've moved up in the world and ...

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Make Side Income While Growing Their Business

Kc Agu | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
Kc Agu

There are a few downsides to this risky business of entrepreneurship and they are not pretty. Building a profitable business takes time and the bills still need to get paid.

What Happens When Writers Are Valued By the Number of People Reading Them

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 04.06.2016 | Books
Lauren Marie Fleming

My follower base is not large, but it is mighty. I'm tired of letting other people dictate what value I give my following and my writing. Fame and fortune lost their allure years ago. Now I want connection.

How to Bootstrap Your Freelance Business from Zero to Mid Five Figures

John Rampton | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
John Rampton

If you've ever tried to get a business loan you know it's not that easy. That's why it's likely that you are looking to bootstrap your freelance business  - meaning you're using the revenue coming in to reinvest back into the business. Let's be honest, in the beginning, it probably looks like using your own money.

Freelancers: You're Worth More Than $20 An Hour

Williesha Morris | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Williesha Morris

I wondered if this lady just realized how ridiculous she sounded. In one breath, she told me she charges thousands of dollars for her business consult...

Tips for Beginner Freelance Writers

Matthew Crawt | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Matthew Crawt

It was around a year ago that I was tasked with writing a 500 word piece on quite a boring topic. Little did I know that this task that I was dreading, would eventually change my life and be the catalyst for a career change.

Freelance Writers: How to Write a Query Letter in 2016 That Gets a Response (Also in 2016)

Amy Segreti | Posted 02.23.2016 | Media
Amy Segreti

The query letter is the gatekeeper of publishing at higher-tier magazines and respected online journals and websites. It's also the bane of some writ...

5 Hard Lessons You Learn After Becoming a Writer

Lori Stevenson | Posted 03.01.2016 | Books
Lori Stevenson

While those of us who have prepared to be writers know the challenges and frustrations of acquiring the skills, the realities of finally joining the occupation can be shocking.

I Need Coffee: What Are Your Writing For?

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 02.15.2016 | Books
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

"I Need Coffee" is a monthly column on Huffington Post Books. INC (and yes, the initialism is deliberate) covers all sorts of writing topics, with an ...

4 Ways Aspiring Solopreneurs Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear

Taylor K. Gordon | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Taylor K. Gordon

Crippling fear and anxiety. Two emotions that plague all aspiring business owners. As an anxiety sufferer, the cards were stacked against me when I launched a freelance writing business in 2014. I feared rejection and failure. I was anxious about the future. I worried about not having what it takes and falling flat on my face while everyone laughed.

New Year, New Career

Geri Spieler | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Geri Spieler

It's comforting to know there are some very successful freelancers out there. Hopefully when I'm doing well, I too, will promote my success and maybe write a book about how I did it and offer it on my own "How to" freelance writing advice.

I Need Coffee: Run Your Writing Like a Business

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 12.04.2015 | Books
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

As I've published more books and paying articles, earning more money from writing, and as I've started making money as a writing consultant, things have changed. First, I quit my day job. Second, I got even more real with my writing business. Here's what I've done to run my writing business like a business, one that can sustain itself.

I Need Coffee: Writing Isn't Sexy, But It Can Pay the Bills

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

So I'm here to tell you that you can make a living as a writer, but you (might) have to let go of some notions of what "making a living as a writer" means.

WordRates Seeks To Become Yelp For Freelance Writers

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media

Every freelance writer has a horror story -- or several. For Josh McHugh, a former contributing editor for Wired who now runs a digital agency, the wo...

Five Strategies for Using Personal Portfolios to Beat Freelance Competition

Yatin Khulbe | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Yatin Khulbe

Being a freelancer is a tough job with long hours at the desk. If you are a freelancer, you need to showcase your real talent.

The Tools Needed to Succeed as a Freelancer

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Becoming a freelancer is something that many individuals who are interested in being an entrepreneur venture into because it allows for them to experience being their own boss.

5 Tips for Creating a Stellar Freelance Writing Home Office

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 10.23.2015 | Books
Danielle Wolffe

I stopped going to coffee shops to work on freelance writing projects after my laptop bit the dust, and decided to suspend disbelief and create a real home office. It was time. I'd been freelancing over a decade.

How a Really Dumb Promise Turned Into a Company

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
The Modern Femme Movement

Once upon a time, I was your everyday mommy blogger. I was at home raising my three boys and I'd tried just about everything I could think of to turn stay-at-home-motherhood into a more intellectual endeavor that pandered to my need to work and create.

Finding the Write Spot

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 08.17.2015 | Books
Loretta Bolger Wish

Maybe I can't shake those romantic images, or maybe holing up behind closed doors feels like being a child exiled to my room as punishment. For whatever reason, I write best in the more central rooms of the house, the ones where I spend time doing many other things.