There is a time when your choice to be a freelancer and work from home could impact your right to live in your house. It seems so simple nowadays. You can use the internet to connect with clients, and from there you can earn a wage without commuting. One in four people in the UK agrees with you, as the gig economy continues to grow in influence. However, with the increased numbers comes increased scrutiny from the Government and the taxman. Therefore, it is not so simple as just getting started and seeing how it goes. Let’s guide you through some of the essentials. [Read more…]
One of the first things you learn when you start writing is that writing isn’t easy.
Whether you’re nearing the end of a long novel or writing the first sentence in a short story, coming up with the inspiration and the verve to keep the words flowing – and having the confidence to stop yourself from throwing the pages out – is far from a simple task. [Read more…]
If you’re looking for more online writing jobs, the CBD and cannabis industry maybe one of the fastest-growing markets. The global cannabinoid market was worth $4.6 billion in 2018 and is anticipated to continue growing with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.2% every year until 2025. The demand for CBD for medical and wellness purposes is high as a result of its healing properties. This is the key factor driving the growth of the market.
That’s great news if you’re a freelance writer. [Read more…]
If you’re a freelance writer or a blog owner, you can relate with this: you’ve put in a lot of hard work in writing your article, no matter if it’s a 500- or 3,000-word post. You’ve created well-researched content that’s full of substance and value, and written in a compelling yet easy to understand manner but you’re still not getting the desired number of readers. How to get traffic to your blog is a perennial problem for the likes of us. Sounds familiar? [Read more…]
Successful authors usually have one thing in common: they know a thing or two about marketing.
And you certainly don’t need a degree in marketing to be a savvy marketer of your books.
In this article, I’m going to introduce you to a strategy that is not only relatively easy to set up, but also requires little effort to maintain, and can help boost your book sales substantially.
Companies and brands all over the world use this simple strategy to increase their sales. [Read more…]
Need an escape from reality? There’s nothing better than diving straight into a science fiction book.
Science fiction may be a fun read, but it’s so much more than that. It challenges our world view and expands our reality. It also teaches us a thing or two about appreciating the here and now, without technology taking over.
But there are so many different science fiction books, and it can be overwhelming trying to choose which ones to read.
Bonus—so many of these also have movies you can watch after reading!
The list starts out with Dune, a book that follows a family on another planet that has a life-preserving spice that everyone wants.
Then, the list ends with The Martian, a book about an astronaut stranded on Mars. It was made into a major motion picture, and both the book and movie are phenomenal.
With other great books, like Frankenstein and A Wrinkle in Time, you will have amazing books to choose from no matter what science fiction you like best.
Aliens, monsters, and time travel, you can’t go wrong with this list.
Check out the infographic below.
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If you’ve been looking for an online writing gig that involves helping students, Studypool is likely the best tutoring site to check out for several reasons. The main one being not leaving home and making extra money! Who does not appreciate extra income especially when you can earn it from your couch? Basically, you just need to be assigned to a student and then help answer their question within their deadline and budget. Now, Studypool offers a broad spectrum of subject categories to choose from. So if you are a Programmer, Math teacher or Financial Specialist, as well as a good Writer, you have great chances of earning big bucks! [Read more…]
Here’s a harsh truth: getting straight A’s in high school English doesn’t make you a killer copywriter. It’s a profession, and like other professions, there are skills and strategies that you need to learn and master.
It’s true that you need a certain amount of natural writing talent, but you also need to learn the rules. Just like a baker has to learn how to separate eggs, or a mechanic has to learn how to use a wrench, copywriters need to learn how to craft a killer headline and create captivating content.
The good news is that there are plenty of free guides to help you acquire those skills and learn how to wield the tools of the copywriting trade. And one of them is by the content marketing guru, Neil Patel, which can be found here. [Read more…]
One of the thing freelancers love most about their jobs is the flexibility. You can work from just about anywhere on whatever schedule suits you best. Sounds good, right? Usually it is, but for some freelance writers, this degree of flexibility can be a drain on productivity and lead to a frustrating degree of isolation. Luckily, with the advent of coworking spaces, it no longer has to be that way. [Read more…]
Being a freelance writer isn’t easy when you have to spend a significant amount of time and energy scrambling for gigs. Unless you write for the same blogs on a regular basis, maintaining a steady flow of writing gigs can be a challenge. You can only reply to so many Craigslist posts before wondering if anyone ever checks their email. [Read more…]