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4 proven ways to become a better freelance writer

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...

How to change niches (or add a new niche)

How to change niches (or add a new niche)

Is it time to pick a niche? Maybe you want to hop to a new niche. Or maybe you’re one of those with more than one niche (like yours truly!). No matter what the situation, there will come a point in your freelance writing career when it will be time to pick, add, or...

Self-Sabotage: The terrible thing about being a work-at-home mom

Self-Sabotage: The terrible thing about being a work-at-home mom

May I make a confession to you? I really feel like I should be “further along in my career” than I am. I get frustrated that my rates aren’t as high as they should be for someone who’s been doing this for as long as I have. I sigh and shake my head when I think about...

Freelance Writer Resource Roundup

Freelance Writer Resource Roundup

Last update: September 29, 2017   Here's a collection of some of my favorite resources for freelance writer. These are all things I've read and used in my own business, and they're worth sharing with you! As I find great stuff, I'll keep updating this post for...

Freelancing as a Single Mom: My Success Story

Freelancing as a Single Mom: My Success Story

I was 8 months pregnant when my husband and I separated. The baby I thought I’d never have was just 5 weeks from arriving, and the plan had been for me to be a stay-at-home mom. I didn’t see it coming. Plans change — that’s no surprise to anyone. And in that moment,...

How to Raise Your Rates (Painlessly)

How to Raise Your Rates (Painlessly)

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...

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

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

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...

How to start a freelance writing business

How to start a freelance writing business

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...

When your client disappears, here’s what to do

When your client disappears, here’s what to do

Crickets… Not what you want in your inbox when you’re waiting to hear from a client. One minute, you were trucking productively along; the next, you’re at a critical juncture with deafening silence from the other end. So what do you do when your client disappears? If...

Beat burnout. Here’s how

Beat burnout. Here’s how

Burnout. The dry eyes. The heavy limbs. The numb brain. Burnout happens to the best of us (and the rest of us, too).  But if you’re smart and you’re paying attention, you can avoid burnout and keep working this lifestyle business to the fullest. So What’s Burnout?...

How to work from home with a baby

How to work from home with a baby

  Not many of us have the opportunity (ahem) to work when we’ve got a baby to take care of, and there’s nothing quite like being in that position for the very first time. The questions, the trial and error, the constant second-guessing, the vortex of “no right...