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4 Habits to Make More Money as a Writer

Fortunately, cold emails and job boards aren’t the only ways to find new gigs and build your client base. I’ve put together a quick list of simple habits you can use to increase your income - with no pitching required!

With each passing year, you’ve got another 365 days of writing experience under your belt, which means you’re a better writer who can bring even more value to your clients. Get in the habit of raising your rates every year, either at the start of the year or end of summer. I’d su

10 Job Boards for Writers and They’re All Free!

Freelance Writing Gigs publishes a blog post every weekday with a new list of writing (or writing-related) jobs. They’re organized under subheadings like Content Writings Jobs, Editing Jobs, and Journalism Jobs, so it’s easy to skim and find what you’re looking for.

Updated every day, the Blogging Pro Job Board showcases jobs for bloggers and writers. Despite the name, you’ll find a range of writing jobs here so be sure to take a look even if blogging isn’t your main gig.

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How to Manage Freelancing with a Full-Time Job

Before I started freelance writing full-time in 2015, I balanced freelancing with my corporate 9-to-5 job for six months. During those six months, I crammed freelance work into nearly every moment of my spare time. There’s an art to juggling a full-time job, freelance work, and the rest of your life without dropping any of the balls. Let me share a few tips on how to manage freelancing with a full-time job.

With so much going on, the first thing you need to do is get organized. You don’t want a

Silly Mistakes to Avoid in Your Freelance Writing Career

But even with those challenges, sometimes the biggest obstacle you have to overcome is yourself. Speaking from my own freelance writing experience, I know how easy it is to get in your own way without even realizing it. If you want to build a thriving career as a freelance writer, be sure to avoid these silly mistakes.

Thinking that you’ll write a perfect first draft is a sure-fire way to set yourself up for disappointment. Don’t make the mistake of expecting an incredible article on your first

4 Things You Should Know Before You Start Freelancing

You dream of working at home, handpicking your projects, and getting paid to do what you enjoy. I’ve been a full-time freelancer for three years now and I can confirm that all the above are true. But I’ve also had some unexpected, eye-opening realizations along the way. Let’s talk about some of the things you should know before you start freelancing.

There are many perks to working from home like not having to commute and wearing whatever you want. However, working at home means you don’t see a

The Writer’s Guide to Coffee Shop Etiquette

While there are no set rules for working at a coffee shop, there is some basic etiquette to follow that makes life easier for everyone - both the baristas and the other customers around you. Here’s a quick guide on coffee shop etiquette for you to follow.

Do buy a drink every two hours. If you’re planning on spending more than a couple of hours working in one spot, plan on getting multiple drinks. A coffee shop is a great spot for you to work, but it’s also a business too. Thank the owners for

Easy Ways to Ask Your Clients for Testimonials

But how do you go about asking for testimonials from the people you’ve worked for? Good news: it’s much less intimidating than it seems. Most clients and editors with even a little experience are used to writing testimonials, so they won’t be surprised when you ask them for one.

Make Sure the Timing is Right

At least, they won’t be surprised if you provide quality writing for them and have been working together for a while. You don’t want to rush into a testimonial. I’d recommend waiting until

Easy Ways for You to Find New Article Ideas

Coming up with new ideas is your bread and butter though, and if you’re anything like me, panic starts to set in when you can’t think of anything new. So today, let’s dial back the panic and go through a few easy ways to come up with new article ideas.

When you’re stuck for ideas, the first thing you should try is turning to good old-fashioned brainstorming. Grab a blank piece of paper or create a new document (whichever you prefer) and set a timer for 10 minutes. The goal here is to write down

SEO Copywriting: Why Your Readers Should Come First

You can’t just focus on getting people to your site through SEO; you also need to focus on converting them once they’re there. That’s why SEO copywriting is such a delicate balance.

Search Engine and Readers Want the Same Thing.

The whole purpose behind search engines is to help people find what they need. When you lose sight of that, you’re in danger of cheating with SEO and ultimately harming your own site.

Since search engines were created for users, your site’s copy should be too. It natu

A concise guide to your first year as a journalism student

The NCTJ side to the course

Although its importance might not extend to certain sections of the media, the NCTJ accreditation that comes with the degree can seriously improve a student’s prospects in and out of university.

The NCTJ accreditation means students will be taking the body’s exams during their time on the course, as well as doing the normal degree coursework.

When first year is concerned, students will take part in the following exams; Shorthand (From 60 up to 120 wpm), Media Law C