Looking for more ways to make money writing? Need to gain some clips for your writing portfolio? Here are some writing jobs you may not know exist. Go local: There are always local businesses that need writers. Send out some emails to local newspapers, printing shops, small businesses, non-profits, and more. You can find great writing gigs in your backyard. It worked for me. When I first started out I sent out 12 emails to…"Writing Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed"
Web articles are always in demand, but writing for the web is its own art. What you write in any other form (print, for example) is just not the same. Web articles have to capture a reader’s attention even though she has the entire Internet at her fingertips. It has to be scannable, easy to read, offer something she wants, and keep her interest. Get ready to write better web articles and make more money…"How to Write Stunning Web Articles"
If you’re not recording the names, emails, websites, and addresses of all of your clients (corporate, individual and publication editors) then you are losing money. The best way to make more money as a freelance writer (or in any business) is to keep your existing customers. It’s easier to retain current clients than it is to find brand new ones (not that you shouldn’t be actively marketing for new clients as well). That’s for another…"Grow Your Business with a Client List"
The misconceptions are there for freelance writers, just as they are for anyone in any other profession. Sometimes we’re expected to look a certain way, speak a certain way, act a certain way…you get the point. People are always surprised to learn that I’m a writer. I hear it in their voices and see it on their faces. No way you can earn a living as a writer. Oh, that must be an interesting HOBBY.…"Common Misconceptions About Writers"
These are the things we dream about having, or, at least I do. If you have a writer in your family bookmark this post so you know what to get him/her for the next occasion. Enjoy, and add your dream item to the comments below! Aqua Notes – Waterproof Notepad I needed this today! I’m always thinking of ideas in the shower and have to recite them over and over again until I’m out and…"A Writer’s Dream Things: The Coolest Gifts for Writers"