Finding Your Voice in Writing and the Importance of Blogging

First of all, I have to say thanks to all my followers. I just reached 101 followers, and while I know that’s not considered much in the blogging world, I find it completely surprising that 100 people care about what I say on this blog. Of course, I’m glad for it, and I hope the…

Increasing the Likelihood Your Prospects Will Open Your Email

While I’ve talked about how great cold calling is, let’s face it, sending an email is just safer for many of us. And that’s fine! While cold calling certainly has its benefits, so does emailing and marketing through the mail. But if you’re sending an email, much of the time your prospect will simply open…

Prioritization: How to Do It & Where to Start

One of the most common questions I get when people find out that I am a freelance writer (or, more accurately, that I don’t have a boss and a chore list handed to me daily) is “How do you stay focused?” or “How do you stay on track?” It’s a valid question. Of course, when…

Quality, Quality, Quality – The Location of the Writing Business

In the real estate world, there is an oft quoted line: “Location, location, location!” Everyone knows what that means when you say it. The main point conveyed is, of course, that location is everything in the real estate market. If you have the most gorgeous home in the world and it’s in the worst neighborhood,…

How Researching For Your Novel Can Make You Money

I’ve heard so many writers say “I can’t work on my novel, I have to write these other articles and make money, I have no time!” Oh, but not so fast! I used to think the same thing. Then, I started having dreams about my book. I mean literally, I couldn’t get a good night’s…

How to Stay Organized and Get More Done

If you’re a freelance writer, you may have found yourself in this situation. It’s about 9 pm, and everything you promised yourself you’d do that day…well…the “to do” list doesn’t have much checked off, does it? Frustrated, you throw your hands up and promise that tomorrow will be the day. Yes, you’ll get up early,…

5 Things That Should Send You Running From a Client or Job

Finding work can be difficult as a freelancer; there’s no doubt about it. If most professionals at 9-5 type jobs were treated like freelancers and artists are, nobody would be making any money, it seems. What if someone went up to a lawyer and said “You should take this job for free, it’ll be great…