With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be hard to stay motivated enough to have productive holidays instead of just fun ones. One of the best things about being a freelancer is that you aren’t wedded to a set schedule. You set your own hours and can make special allowances for holiday events. It’s important to make a plan before the holidays get too hectic, though. Without one, it’ll be much harder to stay productive during the holidays. So, how do you do it?How do you stay productive during the holidays? Click To Tweet
I bet I got you at “procrastinate”, didn’t I?
All of us procrastinate – some more than others. I do think you’ll agree that procrastination seems to be most tempting when there’s a deadline looming, yes?
Let’s face it – writers get stuck. Some get stuck a lot. Others not so much. Still, it happens, and when it does, we deal with the situation in our own ways. I dare say, though, that writing prompts are one of the best tools to get unstuck.
Today, how about some horror writing prompts? After all, the spooky season is right around the corner (a quick visit to Walmart attests to that).
One thing I guarantee: they will bring out your dark side.
Whether you are a horror writer or you just want to flex your creative juices, these horror writing prompts ought to send chills down your spine – which may or may not be a good thing.
Have you ever come across a location-specific freelance writing gig that sounded perfect, but you didn’t live anywhere near the requested area? That’s not necessarily a reason to skip the gig. Some clients are more than open to the idea of hiring freelancers outside the area, they just don’t know it yet.
It would be wonderful if your freelance writing business rolled along smoothly, wouldn’t it? (You got all the gigs you applied for, you always got paid on time, and all of your clients loved you.) It sounds great, I know. Hopefully, most of the time all of these things happen for you.
It’s a beautiful feeling finally settling into your new home. Yet, all of the work involved with moving almost convinces us to stay where we’re at and make do. Still, millions of people find themselves in a new place every year.
Businesses need to be agile if they want to keep up with their customers and their competitors. Innovation and disruption change industries rapidly, and keeping up can be very challenging. Business owners can keep up with the pace of change by relying on freelancers.
There are many aspects to freelance writing, and to be honest it can have its tiresome side. This is not a rant (okay, maybe a little), and I hope you will find some useful nuggets of information in today’s post.
Building up your portfolio is one thing but earning wisely through freelance writing is another. What do I mean by this? During this difficult time, we, writers, tend to settle in any type of gig as long as it pays fairly and it’s quite stable. What we are missing here is that apart from what’s readily available, there are certain niches that actually pay a lot higher as more businesses and brands operate online, and it is definitely worth the time to study which will allow you to earn more. [Read more…]