One of the keys to being a successful writer is to know yourself. Recording your submissions on a spreadsheet can be effective, but only if you will remember to check it regularly to track your follow-ups. Submission tracking software can keep everything in one place, including your acceptances and follow-ups. Depending on the one you choose, you can also get other helpful options. [Read more…]
Living the gig life but yearning for a bit more stability? Learn how to be an entrepreneur for as low as $1 with this book bundle. [Read more…]
Ideas make a writer’s world go round.
Without them, we don’t have anything to present to potential clients; we won’t even have the chance to close a deal. Without ideas, we won’t be able to create content for existing clients who require pitches instead of giving us topics to write about. Without ideas, we won’t have anything to publish on our blog.
However, we all know how slippery ideas can be. Inspiration doesn’t come as often as we want.
What are we to do? How do we make sure we always have ideas – great ones – that we can convert to effective strategies, which we can then successfully execute.
Here’s how: look to your competitors. [Read more…]
Jumping off that cliff – otherwise known as a day job – to go freelance and be accountable to no one but yourself is a scary but exhilarating thought, isn’t it?
I think I am not wrong in saying that those of us who’ve done it felt those emotions (and everything in between), but that we wouldn’t have it any other way. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Kenneth Waldman, a freelance writer and English tutor. You can get in touch with him on Linkedin.
It is usually a goal for every writer to earn recognition for their work. By providing interesting and high-quality content to readers, you will gain more clients and followers. Whether you are a blogger, copywriter, or content writer, when it comes to writing for the web, competition continues to increase. But with the right tools, you can help save yourself time, money and effort. Writing can be hard, but writing on a computer is even harder with the many websites, notifications and all the other distractions hindering you from working. [Read more…]
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One of the benefits of working as a freelance writer is that your workplace is not limited to a specific location. As long as you have your Android phone charged, there are plenty of work-related functions you can perform while you are away from your usual desk. Use it to work on projects, track projects, create characters and more.
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As a freelance writer, did you know your smartphone can help you increase your productivity in your business, find just the right word or a clever quote, or even impress a potential client with a professional-looking writers’ resume? You can use them to make lists and notes when you are away from your desk and even combat writer’s block! We’ve assembled a list of iPhone apps for freelance writers for your consideration.
If you are looking for downloadable project management software for writers, where do you start? The best place is to consider exactly what you need and what you expect it to do for you to make your freelance writing business run better and more efficiently. Only then will you be able to evaluate the choices that are available on the market and find an option that will work best for you.
If you have decided that an infographic resume is the right style for you, then you’ll need to decide on a style that can present your skills and experience in a way that will make you an attractive candidate to potential clients. Unlike a standard resume, you only have a single page in which to tell your story, so space is definitely at a premium here. How do you find the right template for your resume?
Free Downloadable Software for Writers to Try Now
What types of downloadable software for writers are available? You can find word processing programs and ones to help you organize notes and information. If you are working on a book project, you’ll find several options that can assist you with this type of work. [Read more…]