Category: Business of Freelance

Business of Freelance

4 Simple Secrets Secured During a Successful WordCamp Experience

Tips from WordCamp Birmingham by Kathryn C Lang Building a solid foundation of success requires more than the right place or the right people, but it demands the right investment of engagement from you. I attended WordCamp Birmingham in 2013. It was not my first conference, although it was my first WordCamp experience. I took …

Business of Freelance

Make a Living Writing by Treating the Words Professionally

Successful Freelance Writing Tips

[tweetthis]The simple step of treating your #writing like a business can help build a foundaiton for making a living with words[/tweetthis] If you want to make a living writing and you want to build a living wage with your words then you have to treat it like a job. It IS a job. It can …

Job Postings

Writing Job of the Day and Tips for Writing Success – Feb 16 2017

Writing Job of the Day: Staff Writer for Southern Living For the experienced writer that is looking for a place to plant roots in the South. This will be a full-time position and it will require some travel. # # # Building Freelance Writing Success 1. Look daily – because there are new opportunities posted …

Job Postings

Writing Job Focus and Freelance Writing Tips – Feb 15 2017

Job of the Day: For the love of country . . . country music that is! Wide Open Country is “looking for writers who can consistently create articles on country music and lifestyle topics with an engaging, but informative tone to be published on Wide Open Country.” You will need some knowledge of SEO and …

About Writing, Business of Freelance, Networking

Platform vs Security – Finding a Balance

Security as a writer can be a challenge – but there is a way to create a balance between security and platform. The internet is NOT a private place. One episode of NCIS or Blacklist or any other spy/cop/mystery show should prove that (because yes, if it is on television then it is possible, right?). …

Job Postings

Job of the Day – February 2 2017

Job of the Day: ProBlogger.com Explore Possiblities with LifeHack This looks like a great opportunity for those writers interested in topics related to health, nutrition and/or fitness. You will have to write a test article from their specific directions. # # # Building Freelance Writing Success 1. Pursue writing opportunities regularly, even when you have …

Business of Freelance

Insulted by a Writing Paycheck

A paycheck is not the measure of my value or worth but the payment for a job completed. “I want a job.” “Doing what?” “As little as possible with a lot of pay.” That may not have been the conversation exactly, but that is how it sounded. The person I visited with needed to find …

Business of Freelance

Writing Contest Woes

Entering a writing contest can cause a conundrum. To fee or not to fee – that is the question. Whether it is nobler to the writer to suffer the cost for the chance at a title and fortune or to take up the search against the sea of listings and find those few that give …

Business of Freelance

Career Basics for Writers – Create a Plan

A writing career needs some basic business foundations to create a path for success. Creating a business plan should be the first step anyone takes when stepping into a new business venture. People who are launching a new business need to know the where, the why, and most definitely the how of the journey. If …

Business of Freelance

Count the Cost for Book Marketing

Book marketing is not for the faint of heart. It is a minefield – an obstacle course – a marathon of epic proportions. Too often authors are so eager to “make a living” with the book that they miss the bigger picture. [tweetthis]Marketing is about choosing the right event, at the right time, at the …