Sharing success with others by extending encouragement and concrete opportunities to newcomers and seasoned writers alike is one of the most personally and professionally rewarding things a freelancer will ever do. By helping others to succeed, a writer’s own sense of purpose and place within the larger writing community is strengthened. It’s a terrific win-win. […]
Getting extra mileage from an interview by writing multiple articles on the same subject, each with a different slant, not only nets bylines and paychecks, but also helps freelancers develop a more intuitive, multi-dimensional approach to interviewing. This may sound like a no-brainer. But, sometimes a writer gets so caught up in pursuing exciting new topics it becomes incredibly easy to overlook the many additional stories that a past interview might provide.
My name is Nicole and I am a writer who is a bit confused about how to get my stories out there so people can buy them. Basically, what I’m saying is how would I make money off of the stories that I write? Some people advise me to go to writing websites to get an audience. It’s a bit confusing. Could you help me please? I really hope to hear back!
I hurled the newspaper aside, appalled by the writer’s shoddy treatment of her subject, humiliated by her failure to proofread and, even more, profoundly disappointed. I’d trusted this fellow word-slinger, and she let me down…
The first article I ever submitted was accepted, published, and paid for – about $300, if I recall. And, I was hooked.
I dropped out of school, went back several times, and after a series of jobs and “careers,” which resulted in an extensive collection of hairnets and nametags, I finally got serious about being a writer, and figured out the first obstacle to working at home full time: money.
When my father’s dementia started to decline, I cut back on work to look after him. Facing the constant barrage of demands of looking after someone with dementia, my soul was craving more. I needed an outlet to stimulate my mind and something outside of caring. Not only did I want something to distract me from looking after Dad, but also something I could profit from financially.
To dislike making the shift from the vocation of your choice to bookkeeping is a common characteristic of any self-employed individual. Here is a minimal plan for keeping financial records with which your accountant can work.
One day, while lazing about on Facebook, I stumbled upon a freelance writers’ group. After researching the field, I discovered it was a viable venture…or at least the sites I sampled promised me so.
When I was first offered a blog ghostwriting gig by Jim, a director of something-or-other for a tech company, it would’ve been putting it nicely to say I was underwhelmed. Via LinkedIn message, I was offered the chance to connect about a writing assignment. The lead seemed so low qualified that it was not until Jim messaged me again that I replied with (admittedly faked) interest.