writing career advice

How I Convert a One-Assignment to a Regular Client! By Lindsey Danis

How I Convert a One-Assignment to a Regular Client! By Lindsey Danis

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.

How I Became a Professional Script Reader! By Justine Owens

How I Became a Professional Script Reader! By Justine Owens

About three years ago, at age 45, I was sitting in my pajamas, eating breakfast, pondering how to change careers, when I asked myself – what do I really enjoy? The answer came back – you like reading and you like movies! What freelance career could I spin my hobbies into? Here’s what I did: […]

Have Any Teaching Experience? Break into Lucrative Academic Writing! By Linda R. Price

Have Any Teaching Experience? Break into Lucrative Academic Writing! By Linda R. Price

If you have teaching credentials, or years in the classroom, use these skills to write for academic publishers. Classic textbooks are revised periodically, and published year after year. In many cases, the professor does little writing, while farming out the actual writing to others. The big three textbook publishers – McGraw-Hill Education, Pearson Education, and […]

Succeed as a Full-Time Freelancer with The Three-Legged Stool Approach! By Troy Lambert

Succeed as a Full-Time Freelancer with The Three-Legged Stool Approach! By Troy Lambert

When I was fourteen, I determined I wanted to grow up and write for a living. School counselors laughed so, as a high school senior, I enrolled at Arizona State University majoring in aeronautical engineering. I dropped out of school, went back several times, and after a series of jobs and ìcareersî that 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.