case studies

2016 Forecast: Top 12 Great-Paying Freelance Writing Gigs

Great Paying Freelance Writing Gigs for 2016. Makealivingwriting.com

If you think there are no great-paying freelance writing gigs out there anymore and it’s all $5 blog posts, I’m here to spread some sunshine.

I have the advantage of chatting with hundreds of freelance writers on a regular basis in Freelance Writers Den. That’s allowed me to get a strong sense of what the trends are, and where writers are finding opportunities.

I’m hearing more and more reports of rising rates in some specific writing niches, and of growing demand for some emerging assignments.

If you’re hoping to up your game and find great-paying freelance writing gigs this year, check out my list of a dozen top niches.

All of these niches have two things in common, so let me call out those two key items first:

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The Best Way for Storytellers to Earn Well as Freelance Writers

great storyteller

You have a real knack for telling a tale.

Maybe you’re working on that novel. Or you’re the type that can sit around a campfire and spin a fascinating yarn right out of your head, to entertain your kids.

You may be wondering if there’s a way to make this skill pay — reliably, and well. And not just if you happen to hit the bestselling-novelist jackpot one day.

As it happens, there is. Freelance writers can make nice money telling stories — if you pick the right types of projects and the right types of clients.

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Earn More From Writing With These 7 Great-Paying Gigs

Are you earning peanuts as a freelance writer? I recently took a survey that showed more than one-third of my readers are earning under $25 an hour. That’s not good. One of the big ways to earn more from writing

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$1500 For a Day’s Work: Is This Lucrative Writing Niche for You?

By Casey Hibbard When I started freelancing 15 years ago, I wrote EVERYTHING — brochures, web copy, articles, newsletters, ad copy, sales letters, bios… I quickly realized which projects got me eager to start my workday and which ones had

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How to Attract Quality Freelance Writing Clients With Your Blog

By Bamidele Onibalusi Having a blog can be the smartest decision you can make as a writer — not only because it shows potential clients a live sample of your writing, but also because it can be a client magnet.

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Telling Stories: How Freelance Writers Can Earn Big From Case Studies

by Carol Kaemmerer Do you like to tell stories? Case studies tell the story of how a customer used a product or service, and their great result. Companies like to use them because they’re an effective marketing tool. That’s also

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