So you discovered freelance writing and you want in because it will help you earn extra money. You did what any curious person would do so you typed various keywords online to learn more about the tools of the trade and what websites offer work that will help you hit that target income because really, that’s what it’s about come day’s end. The fact of the matter is, you barely earn anything when you write for freelance websites because aside from the fact that the rates are low, the numbers decrease further once the fees are deducted. Not too encouraging for newbie freelance writers, right? [Read more…]
If you’ve recently landed a new writing gig, your first thought may be “when do I get started?” Before you ever write that first word, however, you need to ensure that your future as a freelancer is secure with a legally-binding freelance contract that protects you and the income you’ve planned on receiving.
Contracts don’t need to be complicated or even very long. They do, however, need to be clear. Here are the basic steps to making a contract that your clients will be comfortable signing and that covers your interests. [Read more…]
Within the next 2 years, it’s predicted that 43% of the US workforce alone will be made up of freelancers.
You might have seen a statistic like that before — typically referenced in articles promoting freelancing and working in the gig economy. And it’s true that millions of people are freelancing across the world.
What articles referencing those statistics don’t necessarily say, though, is how the growing percentage of freelancers means more competition and undercutting when it comes to working in the gig economy. [Read more…]
Working for yourself can seem like the ultimate prize. But it does come with challenges to overcome. Most notably, keeping organised and self-motivated.
For some, this comes naturally. For others, the freedom to plan your own time is fraught with countless temptations to distract you from the matter of work.
Do you have what it takes, or do you need some help to get organised and motivated?
Most of us sit somewhere in the middle. Here’s some tips to consider in your moments of weakness. [Read more…]
If you are a typical freelance writer, you probably write a lot of things, from white papers and case studies to articles and blogs. It’s simply a matter of writing whatever someone will pay you to. But one of the things that is often neglected the most is a freelancer’s blog and website. Just like the mechanic’s car often needs repairs, and the plumber’s plumbing is a mess, so it is with writers and their own websites. [Read more…]
As interest in Initial Coin Offerings continues to grow, the market has established a set of ICO guidelines that insists every team needs a white paper. Subsequently, the success of an ICO launch depends on the effectiveness of its white paper. The white paper is not just a marketing pitch to online investors but is the business plan that guides all the actions of the startup going forward. [Read more…]
The path to success in an internet based industry requires an intimate knowledge of SEO. As a freelance writer, being familiar with SEO is an asset you can’t afford to be without.
As with any industry, SEO has its own terminology and while exploring SEO strategies, these terms will be constantly encountered. Learning all of these might be difficult but is ultimately crucial. Below are listed twelve SEO related terms that you should learn. [Read more…]
If you’ve clicked on this article, you probably either already have an unpaid invoice lingering around, or have had to deal with an unpaid invoice before.
No matter if you are a freelancer, small contractor, or large business owner, unpaid invoices are an aggravating inevitability. While the whole point of an invoice is to streamline the payment process and make it easier to get paid on time, clients always seem to find a way to miss the due date. [Read more…]