Working from home is #goals, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Use these work from home tips to keep thriving through uncertain times.
7 Ways To Upgrade Your Freelance Writing Business While Self-Isolating
While the world is on lockdown in the wake of COVID-19, we’ll be updating our freelance writing businesses for post-quarantine life. Here are some easy ways to do that.
The Freelance Writer’s Guide To Staying Calm & Productive During Crisis
If you’re feeling panicked as a freelance writer, you’re not alone. These resources can help you stay productive and calm during the COVID-19 outbreak and any future crises we face as a community.
Video: New Fees Announced! 💰 Should You STOP Using Upwork for This Reason?
Upwork is charging $0.15 for connects now. How will this change the way you work with freelance writing clients on Upwork? Should you stop using Upwork due to this update? Get the details and decide whether this means you should jump ship. (Hint: It might just work in your favor.) I recorded this for the Freelance Writing Cafe Facebook group, but I thought it would be helpful for you, too! Check it out here: …
How to Write a Cover Letter That Gets Writing Jobs
A friend of mine sent me her cover letter this week, asking for feedback. She’s a talented, experienced, and confident person… but she wasn’t getting any bites. Once I took a look, however, I knew why. The cover letter debacle is one of the most common themes amidst freelancers and job-seekers. These pesky intros tend to be an aggravating, confusing part of the client/job-securing process. The templated stuff we were fed in school doesn’t work…
Video: Get the Gig! 3 Tips for Better Freelance Writing Proposals
Are you eliminating yourself from the client’s mind as a potential candidate before you even have a chance to shine? Yikes. Don’t send your next freelance writing proposal until you watch this video. I see writers make the same mistakes over and over. They say all the wrong things in their writing proposal, cutting their chances short when new opportunities come up. It’s not your fault—we didn’t get a list of instructions when we decided…
Freelance Writing 101: The Beginner’s Checklist (A.K.A. Everything You Need to Get Your First Client)
What do you really need to get your freelance writing career off the ground? With the conflicting info and all-in-one “hacks” floating around online, it’s hard to know how to get your ducks in a row… or which ducks you even need. After 10 years of freelancing and helping other freelancers get their careers moving, I’ve taken plenty of notes on the dos and don’ts of a solid start. I created this freelance writing…
Things No One Tells You About Being an Experienced Freelance Writer
What’s freelancing like when you’re not looking for your “first” clients anymore? Here are a few things no one tells you about being an experienced freelance writer.