Freelance Writing

[Video] Online Freelance Writing Tidbits: Do More? Get Paid More!

Are you being asked to do more in order to keep up with Google’s “new normal”? This week’s online freelance writing tidbits video is all about how you shouldn’t balk at asking for more money. When I first started providing online content in 2005, a “standard” blog post was 250 to 300 words long. That …

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[Video] Online Freelance Writing Tidbits: You Don’t Need a Rate Card

This week’s online freelance writing tidbits video looks at the reasons that I don’t publish a rate card. You really don’t need one, especially if you plan to be flexible in your pricing. This week I’m starting something new: a video series that offers online freelance writing tidbits. These are short videos that answer questions …

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Networking: An Essential Part of Freelancing Success

If you want freelancing success, you need to learn how to effectively network. The connections you make matter a lot when you’re looking for work. It’s been years since I’ve actually needed to check the freelance job boards. Sometimes I hit the job boards when I’m looking for a breath of fresh air, or if I think …

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That Point at Which You Turn Down Freelance Writing Gigs

It’s hard to say no to freelance writing gigs. But I’ve reached that point with my current life and workload. Anyone who knows what it’s like to hustle for a living feels bad when they turn down client work. Even though I have a comfortable freelance income, and a decent enough reputation, I still feel bad …

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End of a Freelance Resource: Goodbye Yahoo! Voices

After nearly a decade, freelance resource Yahoo! Voices is shutting down. One of the freelance resources that I have long recommended to aspiring online writers is Yahoo! Voices (formerly Associated Content). The great thing about Yahoo! Voices is that you can use it to make money immediately, and that residual income comes in as well, …

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