Part of the challenge of being a professional writer is always being “on.” In other words, when you write for six, eight, or 10 hours per day, how can you continue to pump out quality content that’s both engaging and error-free? It’s difficult, for sure. However, it’s also incredibly important if you want to have a healthy and profitable career. [Read more…]
I’m glad that you enjoyed my curated list of fun gifts for writers – at least that’s how it seems to me. (Or it could be my imagination…wishful thinking.)
Anyhow, some of you may be familiar with my “writing tweets” posts, so today, instead of material gifts, let me share some tweets which will you’ll find useful, inspire you, and make you laugh, too (I hope). [Read more…]
As a freelance writer, you’ve probably figured out by now that technology can be your friend. You likely live on your computer, are addicted to Google, and went to great lengths to choose a quality Web host and blog service when setting up your online presence.
However, it’s also good to keep an eye out on the many top apps perfect for freelancers that are released every year. Read on for some of the best that you should try out in 2015 in order to make your work day more productive and less stressful. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Aby League, a qualitative researcher and a passionate writer. She is an innovator and technology enthusiast. She has been writing about health, psychology, home improvement and technology. You can see more of her articles on Elite Daily. To know her more, follow @abyleague on Twitter.
Everything in the virtual world is intended for humans. These humans are not merely numbers, projections, or KPIs. They are real and they decide whether to love you or leave you, whether your brand rocks or sucks. Every single piece of content you put out there must have the H factor, the human factor. Forget B2B (business to business) or B2C (business to consumer) in your content marketing strategy, from now on it is H2H, human to human. [Read more…]
I’d like to think that freelance writers are some of the most versatile creatives out there. Most of us can write about a variety of topics, use different styles, and reach out to various audiences.
One interesting market for freelance writers, which challenges one’s creativity more than usual is the greeting card market. If you are thinking of trying this niche out, we have a comprehensive resource material about it: How to Break into the Greeting Card Market. [Read more…]
Freelancers have passionate feelings both for and against ghostwriting. Some say that ghostwriting is dishonest, and they suggest it will sink your career. Others take great pride in their ghostwriting work and in the relationships they build with high-quality clients.
Ghostwriting can be a good source of income, especially in your early freelancing days. Whether you continue as a ghostwriter depends on your goals for your writing career. In the end, whether or not you take ghostwriting work is a highly personal choice. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of ghostwriting work. [Read more…]
If you’re like many beginning freelance writers, no matter what your age, you feel conflicted when you ask yourself, “What should I write about?” The answer seems like it should be simple, but it gets tangled up in many different issues.
If you spent a lot of time in a creativity-deadening career before transitioning to writing, you might have forgotten how to take creative risks and how to feel confident about your ideas. Your interests, your hopes and dreams, your inner critic, and your concerns about making money also influence your writing choices. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Cari Bennette, freelance writer, editor and content creator for JetWriters blog. She has around 4 years experience in blogging and does her best to write excellent posts and share her blogging tips with others. Contact her on Twitter.
Writing an amazing blog post seems to come so easy for some writers. They have the perfect selection of flowing words that captures the essence of every idea.
And for others, well, it’s a struggle. A struggle that shows in the numbers: posts with no comments, meagre social shares and zero sales. And it can be mighty frustrating not knowing what to do.
The good news is that blogging is a learnable skill, and with a bit of practice and perseverance, one that can be mastered. [Read more…]
Any writer – experienced or starting – runs into the “problem” of how to write good headlines. Journalism students take courses focused on how to write good headlines. And we all know the reason for this: more often than not, the headline is what makes the reader decide whether or not to actually read the article.
This is even more important when it comes to online writing. Whether it’s a blog post, an article on some web site, or a news piece, the headline can make the difference between getting a page view or the reader moving on. [Read more…]
Writing time is always a touchy subject, as there is no such thing as a set length of time wherein a writer can finish a piece of work. Whether it’s a blog post, an article for a magazine, a short story, or a novel, it does not matter. How long you write is not a one-size-fits-all matter.
There are, however, some things that writers can do to cut down on writing time. This is especially important for freelance writers who get “paid per piece or per word or perhaps”, as humorist Robert Benchley said. The writing process may be touch and go at times, but more often than not, we need to hunker down and finish articles as fast as we can without sacrificing quality. [Read more…]