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Get Paid to Write Poetry: 14 Markets for Freelance Writers

Get Paid to Write Poetry. Makealivingwriting.com.Want to get paid to write poetry?

If that sounds like a far-fetched idea, you’re not the first writer to think poetry is a low-paying dead end.

You’re not going to get paid to write poetry for most magazines, trade pubs, businesses, or blogs.

But it’s not impossible to get paid for your prose, and get a byline for publishing poetry.

I’ve done it. Should you quit your day job to become a poet? Probably not. Consider writing poetry one way to earn an income as a freelancer writer.

But you can actually get paid to write poetry? Yes. I’ve written poetry for a long list of publications, and ultimately published a book of poetry. It’s not the only way I make a living writing, but writing poetry is certainly one of my income streams.

If you want to tap into your more creative side, write poetry, and get paid for your musings, check out these poetry markets:

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Overcoming Procrastination: 7 Useless Activities Writers Can Skip

Overcoming Procrastination for Freelance Writers. Makealivingwriting.com.Want to know the solution to overcoming procrastination?

If you’re feeling unproductive, as a freelance writer, you’re not alone. Writers all seem to suspect other writers are super-productive, while they struggle to write a single paragraph.

We’re all, ‘Stop wasting time, lady! Write more!’

Overcoming procrastination is easily the most popular podcast topic in the 7-year history of Freelance Writers Den.

While I don’t think it’s healthy to constantly compare yourself to other writers…it’s true that many writers have an elaborate set of time-wasting activities that suck up their day.

These are things you do instead of writing or marketing. These could all be cut back or eliminated altogether, in favor of more writing and marketing time.

What should writers stop wasting time doing? Here’s my list:

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Get More Leads With This Unconventional Marketing Method for Freelance Writers

An Unconventional Way for Freelancers to Get More Leads. Makealivingwriting.com.You want to get more leads to grow your freelance writing business.

So you set a goal to churn out more queries and letters of introduction. That’s how you market yourself as a freelance writer, isn’t it?

Those are two traditional marketing methods freelance writers use to get more leads and clients. And you should be sending out plenty of both if you want to get fully booked.

But who says you have to play by old-school rules?

There’s a million different ways to market your services, connect with people in your niche, and land more freelance writing assignments.

And there’s at least one unconventional marketing method you should consider. Barrier to entry is low. Tech tools make it easy.

One writer has even used this approach to get more leads, land multiple ghostwriting gigs, build authority, and ultimately make more money. And so can you.

Ready to give this unconventional marketing method a try?

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The Lucrative Business of Dumpster Diving for Discarded Freelance Ideas

Cash in on Discarded Freelance Ideas. Makealivingwriting.com.Have you ever come up with a bunch of good freelance ideas and then tossed them in the virtual trash?

You brainstorm some freelance ideas for a query or letter of introduction to land an assignment. You even write up a partial pitch.

And then for whatever reason (fear, procrastination, shiny-object syndrome, or too many open windows on your computer), those freelance ideas never make it to the Great Beyond.

Been there, done that?

If your hard drive looks like the inside of a hoarder’s house stacked with unfinished freelance ideas in every corner, it’s time to put on some rubber gloves, and start digging through the trash.

Why? Some of your discarded freelance ideas are worth money, an assignment, your next best client.

Having a little hoarder freakout about now? Here’s what you need to do:

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What to Write in the Downturn: 10 Niches That Stay Hot

Hot Niches: What to Write in the Downturn. Makealivingwriting.com.Are you nervous that the economy may be about to go kerblooie? I’m hearing from many writers who’re worried about the future of freelance writing. If you’re wondering what to write that will pay well and keep cranking in hard times, I’ve got a list for you.

You see, those of us who’ve been freelance writers longer than a decade have already been through this, in the big, bad recession of 2009-2010. That’s the timeframe when I actually doubled my freelance income and hit six figures for the first time.

So first thing to know: A downturn does not mean freelance work goes away. Far from it! Tough times create loads of freelance opportunity — if you know where to look.

Remember, when companies do mass layoffs, they often use more freelancers to get the work done.

Key thing to know, though: there are definitely some sectors and types of writing that are more reliable and lucrative in hard times than others. I’ve got a list of 10 niches to write in that are recession-proof:

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Earn 900% More With This Experimental Formula for Freelance Writing Rates

The Formula for Higher Freelance Writing Rates. Makealivingwriting.com.Ever wonder what the formula is for earning higher freelance writing rates?

It’s easy to think it’s some secret list of ingredients you can only get with years of experience, fancy degrees, or an incredible network of connections.

But if you’re just starting out, that seems about as realistic as finding a pot of gold or a magic potion to turn back the clock so you can start over.

It can get frustrating. Spend too much time simmering like that, and it creates a chemical reaction of self-doubt and negative thinking that can taint your freelance writing efforts.

Fortunately, there’s a simple formula you can follow to boost your freelance writing rates (mine jumped by 900 percent).

Want the formula to grow your freelance writing business?

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