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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.
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 clients that actually pay you pretty well.  For new freelance writers, this is the part of the process where I see major dropoff. You've managed to power through the writing samples and all the other start-up stuff...

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...

Three Things You Need To Be A Freelance Writer

Three Things You Need To Be A Freelance Writer

Everywhere you look, there's someone talking about what you need to be a freelance writer. Computer, check. Google Drive, check. Email address just for work, check. On and on and on the list goes. But there's more than just "stuff" and "digital stuff" that you need if...

How to take a vacation when you’re a freelancer

How to take a vacation when you’re a freelancer

You need a vacation. And guess what! You can take one. Even if you work for yourself. Especially if you work for yourself. When you're pouring every spare moment into building your business, pitching for new clients, getting work, and (yay!) juggling a full load of...

Major milestone report (hint: affiliate marketing)

Major milestone report (hint: affiliate marketing)

Today's post is a little bit different than what you'll typically find. I'm going to pull the curtain back a little bit and show you something that's been going on behind the scenes. Don't worry -- nothing too scary, I promise! It should be no surprise to you that...

6 tips to come up with new blog post ideas

6 tips to come up with new blog post ideas

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...