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Upselling Techniques: 6 Cash-Cow Tips for Freelancers to Earn More

Cash-Cow Upselling Techniques for Writers. Makealivingwriting.com

Are you struggling to meet your income goals? Many writers face this challenge. But you might be sitting on a cash cow and not even know it.

Curious?

Maybe you’ve just had a contract end, and need to replace that income. Maybe you just want to make more money to save for a special trip. Or maybe you’re ready to move up and earn more, but you’re not sure how to make it happen.

Whatever the case may be, your gut instinct might be to fire up your computer and start looking for new prospects.

There’s nothing wrong with that. If you have zero clients, that’s what you should be doing.

But if you’ve been in the game long enough to have even one regular client, it may be time to take a step back. There’s a way to make more money without the hustle of finding another client.

When I figured out this cash-cow technique works, I turned a $200 a month gig a $1,500 per month contract.

Want to learn my upselling techniques get more business from your current writing clients? Let’s do this. Moo!

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Freelance Writing Jobs Forecast 2019: 10 Experts’ Predictions

Expert Predictions for Freelance Writing Jobs in 2019. Makealivingwriting.com

Wondering where to focus your efforts to find well-paying freelance writing jobs in 2019?

Let’s start with the obvious. It’s not content mills or bids sites, and never will be. (Check out last year’s forecast, and I think you’ll see that’s been true for a while.)

If that’s where you’ve been spending your time, you’re only going to get more of the same crap freelance writing jobs.

The good news. There’s never been a better time to be a freelance writer. If you do it right, you can absolutely make a living writing.

Trade pubs and niche magazines always need writers. And every legit business trying to capture a piece of their market needs content: blog posts, web page copy, case studies, email campaigns, etc.

So what does the freelance writing jobs forecast look like for 2019?

This year, I’ve reached out to a wide variety of commentators, including other coaches, freelance experts, and working freelance writers — and you’ll find not all of them agree on what 2019 will bring. Check out these predictions from 10 experts to help you move up and earn more.

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Cryptocurrency News: Write About (and Get Paid) in Digital Currency

Cryptocurrency News: Gigs & Payments for Writers. Makealivingwriting.com. Makealivingwriting.com

Ever wonder if the latest cryptocurrency news has anything to do with freelance writing?

Well, there’s a handful of niche magazines and millions of webpages dedicated to covering cryptocurrency news, bitcoin trading, and digital currencies.

If you’re already writing about the intersection of finance and technology, you’re probably at least familiar with cryptocurrency.

But if you need proof cryptocurrency is a real thing, here’s just one example. There’s a $325 million luxury resort under development in Dubai, and investors are funding the project in bitcoin.

If you’re looking for a niche, there’s a growing demand for cryptocurrency news you can write about.

But it’s also a new way to get paid. In a recent survey of 1,100 freelancers, 29 percent said they prefer to be paid in cryptocurrency.

Want to learn how to tap into this niche and get paid in digital currency? Here’s what you need to know.

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13 Buzz-Generating Tips for Writers to Crush Social Media Marketing

Generate Buzz. Social Media Marketing Tips for Writers. Makealivingwriting.com

You don’t have to be a digital genius to know social media marketing can generate a lot of buzz.

But does it work for freelance writing?

Think about it this way. Right now there’s an estimated 2.5 billion people on social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and others.

And some of those users are editors, marketing managers, and business owners.

Tap the social media marketing hive just right, and you could have a swarm of prospects and clients buzzing you for work.

For example, fitness writer Jessica Collins scored a $3,000 project from a Tweet. And YouTube helped Angela Atkinson develop a $100K-a-year freelance writing and coaching business.

Sounds pretty sweet, right? Use these 13 social media marketing tips for writers to generate buzz.

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Slow Going? Drive Freelance Success with 11 Apps for Writers

Apps for Writers to Drive Freelance Success. Makealivingwriting.com

Are there any apps for writers that can help you speed things up?

You know, get organized and write faster. Give your writer website an SEO boost. And avoid a rolling-around-on-the-floor anxiety attack when you get around to invoices, accounting, and taxes.

In case your head is stuck in the sand, there’s a lot more to freelance writing than just cranking out copy for clients. Being a great writer definitely helps.

But if you neglect all the other parts of running a freelance business, getting ahead will feel like you’re inching along in rush-hour traffic.

Believe me, I know what it’s like. I’ve had my share of frustrations as a freelance writer trying to balance home, work, family, and everything else.

So how do you manage the crazy, run a freelance business, and speed up success? Check out the 11 apps for writers I’m using right now:

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5 Prospecting Steps to Scoop Up Well-Paid Freelance Work

Prospecting for Well-Paid Freelance Work. Makealivingwriting.com

Are you struggling to find well-paying freelance work and good clients?

Maybe you’re panning for a nugget of gold on a bidding site for writers. Or you’re chipping away in the content mills hoping to find better-paying freelance work. Maybe you’ll strike it rich.

Prospecting this way usually ends up being a huge waste of time. You’ll get a bite. And then discover you’re negotiating with bottom-feeders who want to pay 90 percent less than your asking rates for freelance work.

If that sounds anything like your prospecting experience as a freelance writer, I’ve been there. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can change the way you look for clients.

Identifying and vetting prospects is one of the most important things you need to do as a freelance writer. You need quality clients who respect your skills and pay well. Right?

Want to learn how to find better-quality prospects in less time? When I started using this prospecting strategy, I booked $4,000 in revenue in just six weeks. Pick up your tools and follow me.

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