As a freelance writer, striking the right balance between your work and personal life can be challenging. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of managing tight deadlines across multiple client projects while also trying to maintain some semblance of social interaction. Before you know it, you’re working around the clock and feeling burnt out.
Successful freelance writers treat themselves as a brand. If you hope to build a lucrative career in this field, you have to get serious about clarifying and communicating your specific brand in the marketplace.
One of the best places to start is with a website. That’s a necessity, but it doesn’t have to be an extensive or complicated site with lots of bells and whistles. (To be honest, it probably shouldn’t contain such distractions.) [Read more…]
There is a common misconception that freelance writing jobs are limited. However, this is not true as there are multiple types that exist out there. While some aim to gain experience, it still is practical to know what are the highest paying freelance writing jobs, right? Let’s take a look at what kinds of freelance writing jobs are there and see how you can get started. [Read more…]
No matter how long you’ve been writing, everyone is prone to feeling “stuck” sometimes. If you can’t come up with a topic you’re interested in, or if a subject isn’t coming naturally to you, there’s always one niche you can turn to – controversial issues.
Controversial topics can inspire you and help you feel more passionate about your writing. [Read more…]
When you’re trying to promote your book on big online platforms, you’re trying to shout over the entire internet. When you’re trying to promote your writing on social media, one tweak to the system can smother your posts in an algorithmically generated feed. Writers and authors in all fields are getting sick of it.
It’s why platforms like Substack have seen explosive growth over the past couple of years. From high-profile journalists to writers who are just starting out, authors want to connect with their audiences without having to game the system.
Competition is part of the freelance life. Unfortunately, competition can be daunting for many freelancers.
They think that as more and more freelance writers emerge, less and less work will be available to them. They’re so discouraged by how fierce the competition is in today’s job market that it deters them from putting a real effort into landing high-paying gigs and loyal clients.
Of all the marketing trends that will impact content marketing strategies, storytelling is one people still struggle with. If marketers are struggling to tell a literal story with a piece of content, it’s easy to get caught up in unnecessary Alice-and-Bob characters and backstory.
But all a good story really needs is a character with a goal, obstacles in the way, and a solid plot structure. Convenient, then, that in marketing content you’re writing for a targeted reader with a problem who needs solving.
Structure is a key part of most storytelling. You’ll probably have heard of the three-act structure Hollywood film scripts are written to follow. But in this article, we’ll go over how the five-act structure, and a strong sense of character, might serve you better.
So, you’ve completed a novel? Congratulations! That in itself is an impressive feat. Most people that set out to write books don’t finish them. But, now your novel is finished, you’ll want people to read it.
You may have received favorable responses from friends. You may even have held an online meeting with beta readers. Before you can send your work out into the world, however, you’ll need to impress a publisher and an agent.
Did you know that 41% of the American workforce freelanced in 2020 — an increase of 13% since 2013?
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.