How to Raise Your Rates (Painlessly)

There's an easy way to raise your rates. GREAT advice! Plus an email template to help you out!

When’s the last time you gave yourself a raise? If you can’t remember, you’re overdue. The thing is, when you’re the one responsible for setting your rates — AKA deciding how much you’ll get paid — you must also be the one responsible for raising those rates. I’ll lay out a strategy you can use today to start growing your business, building your margins, and feeling awesome with every new … 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…

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…

What to do when you can’t find your writing niche

Having trouble finding your best writing niche? Here's what to do.

Advice commonly given to freelance writers is to find your writing niche, or “niche down.” This is great advice, especially for writers who have specialized knowledge or who have been in the game long enough to know what their niche is, no sweat. And ideally you’ll niche at some point — specialized knowledge gets higher rates and it takes less time to generate ideas and write, because you’re already familiar … Read the rest…