It’s My Blogoversary! 4 Years Already?

Whaaaat!? No way! I can’t believe it, but WordPress has informed me that today marks four years since I started this blogging journey. I’ve learned a lot, grown a lot, written a lot, and rambled a lot. But I hope I’ve also helped a lot. My goal with this blog has always been to let…

Why I Do My Freelance Writing Research on Private Browsers

Calm down, folks, it’s not as scandalous as it seems. But today’s topic is something that you might not have thought about before, and it’s something you should be aware of. As a disclaimer, I’m not saying you have to conduct your research on private browsers. If you’ve been around the blog very often you…

Freelance Marketing Series #3: Where to Find Prospects

Welcome back! It’s time for Part 3 of the Freelance Marketing Series! On Sunday, we talked about getting your online space ready for clients. Yesterday, I showed you how to use Google Forms to create an efficient and flexible prospect list. Today, I’m going to show you my process of finding prospects to put on…

Freelance Marketing Series #2: Organizing Your Sales Funnel

Welcome back to Part 2 of the Freelance Marketing Series. I hope you’re finding benefit in the series so far! If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. Today we’re going to be talking about how to organize your sales funnel. As with most things in freelancing, there are about a million and…

Freelance Marketing Series #1: Getting Ready For Your Close-Up

Hi! I’m really excited because I’ve been working on a blog series I think you’ll love. Of all the questions I’m asked about freelance writing, the questions I get most often tend to revolve around one thing: marketing. Sure, people care about writing skills, pricing, and a host of other things. But, far and away,…

Don’t Confuse Forgoing with Failure

Have you ever gotten to a point where every day you feel crazy busy, but absolutely nothing gets done? That’s where I’ve been. For a long while. So, I’ve taken the last month or two to fully explore the reasons. After awhile, it became clear to me. I’d gotten so absorbed with my projects –…

Fine Art Blog!

Hi, everyone! Shortest blog post you’ll ever see on this blog. Guaranteed. For those of you who know that I’m a fine artist, I finally have my art blog set up and ready to rock. I just posted the first post today, and I figured that I’d let you all know where I’m at in…

Read as I write. For free.

Hi, guys! So, I’m trying an experiment. I started one like it awhile back, but I never finished it. Mainly because I was seriously struggling in the area of focus. I’m still pretty scattered, but I’m narrowing my ambitions to writing alone. Particularly writing of the fiction variety. (Don’t worry, I’m still working on theĀ Freelancer’s…

Kindle Countdown Deal is ON

Hi guys! Just here to tell you that the first book in my A Freelance Writer’s Guide To series, A Freelance Writer’s Guide to Researching, is currently on a Kindle Countdown Deal. For the next two days, you can get it for just $0.99! After that, you’ll be able to get it for $1.99 and…

Why I Hate the Word “Lucky”

I’d love to come back from an absence with a more positive title, but this one is important. It’s been getting on my nerves for a long time. This week, however, I’ve heard it so often I just had to write about it. The word “lucky” gets used quite often, and the way it’s used…

An Introduction to Writer’s Market

I think Writer’s Market is one of the most helpful tools you can have as a freelance writer. It’s essentially a directory of all the publications in the Universe. Okay, maybe not the Universe, but close enough. Whether you’re looking for consumer magazines, trade magazines, fiction publications, or book publishers, you can find them on Writer’s Market.

Writer’s Market is also a great resource because it tells you things you can’t really find out anywhere else. Like whether or not a publication accepts freelancers, if they pay on publication or on acceptance, and how much per words they pay you.