6 tips to come up with new blog post ideas

Never run out of blog post ideas again! Whether they're for freelance writing clients or your own blog, great ideas will skyrocket you. Click through to learn how to flex your idea muscle like whoa!

Great writers build great blogs, whether their own or for their freelance writing clients. There are two key factors that go into creating a great blog post: Catchy headline that makes *the right* people want to read Well-written content that delivers on the promise of the headline In other words, the foundation of a great blog post is the idea, and then the delivery has to match the promise of … Read the rest…

4 proven ways to become a better freelance writer

The great thing about being a freelance writer from home is that you have a way to bring in some money (or even make a full-time living) while still being able to focus on your family and its priorities. I love being a blogger for hire because it offers at-home moms a legitimate way to make money from home. There’s a low barrier to entry (meaning it’s easy to get … Read the rest…

How to hire an editor (and know it’ll be a good experience)

It has an email template! How to hire an editor for your ebook. Some editors are disasters waiting to happen! Now I know how to find a GOOD one who won't ruin my stuff! Such GREAT advice!

Maybe it’s a sales page you want to get just right. Maybe it’s the content for your new course. Maybe you’ve decided to self-publish a book to support your credibility and your brand. Whatever it is, you want to hire an editor to make sure everything looks good and won’t get you annoying emails and one-star reviews about typos. The danger of hiring an editor for your work — and … Read the rest…

How to start a freelance writing business

YES. How to start a freelance writing business! I needed to know this! So helpful. Thanks for pinning!

One of the questions I get alllll the time when I tell people I work for myself as a freelance writer is this: How did you get started in that? Turns out, not many people know how to start a freelance writing business. That’s why this is a great question, really. What I do is pretty esoteric. I type words into a lit-up box and then (by magic) I send them … Read the rest…

Everyone is a bad writer (but you don’t have to stay that way)

Are you a bad writer?

  Lots of people have thought about freelancing but haven’t done anything beyond express their curiosity. And a pretty frequent objection to starting out as a freelance writer is this: I’m a bad writer. I have three things to say about that. 1. Everyone is a bad writer No one is born with good writing skills. When we’re born, we can’t see straight. We don’t have thoughts, we just have instincts … Read the rest…

3 quick but critical tips to improve your writing

Great tips to improve your writing! Click through to see how to be a better writer and write great stuff!

  Plenty of factors play into improving your content. One of the most significant — the very foundation of all your content — is your ability to write well. Every blog post, every social media update, every infographic… it all comes down to pulling together your words, effectively. There are countless ways to improve your writing, whether you’re a blogger, a self-published author, a copywriter, an email marketer….you get the idea. … Read the rest…

How to self-edit, even if you’re “not a good editor”

how to self-edit

  Editing is hard, am I right? Especially if it’s a self-edit. If you sent up a resounding yes to that, you aren’t alone. A lot of writers struggle with editing their own work. And while to an extent editing is a skill that has to be learned, there is something you can start doing today that will make editing your own work not only easier, but much more effective, and … Read the rest…

15 Freelance Writing Gigs That Aren’t Blogging

Ever thought about being a writer but not sure you want to get into “blogging” for a career? You aren’t alone! Whether you think freelance writing is tied to running your own blog, you aren’t impressed by the rates you think you’d command starting out, or you just want to do something that feels like it has a bit more substance, you’ve got a sea of writing opportunities that go beyond … Read the rest…