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The Ink Well Guild blog brings insights, answers questions, and gives you the information you need to make it on your own as a freelance writer.
How to Find Motivation as a Freelance Writer

How to Find Motivation as a Freelance Writer

All right y'all. I keep getting questions about how to find motivation as a freelance writer and my head is about to pop off. (How's for a hook?) No question out there makes me cringe as hard as “how do I find motivation as a freelancer when I don't feel like doing...

The Difference between Blogging and Freelance Blogging

The Difference between Blogging and Freelance Blogging

There’s a difference between blogging and freelance blogging, but they are related. It’s obviously confusing to some though as far as what I teach, because I get a surprising number of questions about blogging itself, so I'm going to do what I can to help clarify. ...

The Paper Whiteboard: My Best Productivity Hack for Writers

The Paper Whiteboard: My Best Productivity Hack for Writers

What the heck is a paper whiteboard? This question came up in one of the live sessions in my Facebook group, the Inkwell Guild. It’s always awesome to hang out with everybody, and during that live I held up this thing that I call my paper whiteboard and someone said,...

Where Should I Build My First Freelance Writer Website?

Where Should I Build My First Freelance Writer Website?

Aaaaah, the freelance writer website. It’s the star of one of the main questions I get: How do I build a website for my freelance writing business? This feels like a big, heavy, loaded, momentous question for the person asking it. Your website is your calling card!...

Services to Offer With Freelance Writing

Services to Offer With Freelance Writing

Once you go into freelance writing, are there other options besides writing that can open up?  For writing, all you need is a laptop and a notebook to do your job; you don’t need a stationary office with the desk chair and whatever. It's also true of the actual work...

Where to Find Freelance Writing Clients that Pay Better than Upwork

Where to Find Freelance Writing Clients that Pay Better than Upwork

Something that everyone wants to know is how to find freelance writing clients that pay better than Upwork.  Sure, there are some success stories on Upwork... but most of the time it's miserable pay for meh clients. For new freelance writers, this is the part of the...

What is There Beyond Blog Posts for a Freelance Writer?

What is There Beyond Blog Posts for a Freelance Writer?

What else there is beyond blogging for freelance writers? The good news is...there's a whole lot.  Why I Begin My Freelance Writers With Blog Posts I teach my writers how to get started with freelancing by focusing on blog posts. It's a fairly natural starting point....

It’s Ok to be a Freelance Writing Generalist (She Said What?)

It’s Ok to be a Freelance Writing Generalist (She Said What?)

The idea of choosing a niche can be really stressful for a lot of new writers. It’s true that there are riches in the niches. It’s also true that there’s a lot of money to be made as a freelance writing generalist. I want to bring this message to my readers, in a...

How to Market Yourself as a Generalist (as a Freelance Writer)

How to Market Yourself as a Generalist (as a Freelance Writer)

If you're going to be a generalist as a freelance writer, how do you even market yourself? A generalist freelance writer is simply someone who has not chosen a niche or does not specialize in any one thing or industry. This is perfectly fine, despite talk to the...

Marketing for Freelance Writers: Inbound vs. Outbound

Marketing for Freelance Writers: Inbound vs. Outbound

Today we're gonna talk about marketing for freelance writers, which is one of my favorite things to talk about. Yay marketing strategies! On a recent episode of my podcast, Copy Chatter (the podcast where we talk about all the things for your freelance writing...

How to Work at Home With Kids Underfoot: A Megapost

How to Work at Home With Kids Underfoot: A Megapost

One of the biggest time management questions I get asked is how I get stuff done when I work at home with kids. This is something that I've spent a lot of time troubleshooting, because I have three kids at home and at the time of this blog post they are literally at...