Wondering if any well-paying freelance writing jobs are actually out there?
It might seem like those writing jobs are about as elusive as Bigfoot.
You know…you hear about other freelancers landing writing jobs that pay pro rates, but you’ve never seen anything like that.
You may not be a Bigfoot believer. But the truth is, there are plenty of writing jobs out there that pay well in almost every niche (business, travel, science, health, technology, finance, and more).
If you’ve been struggling to find writing jobs that pay well, chances are you haven’t been looking in the right places.
FYI…almost no sightings have ever been reported from places like content mills and bid sites.
If you’re on the hunt for better-paying writing jobs, it’s time to steer clear of those places and seek out assignments that will help you move up and earn more.
How about a little help to point you in the right direction? Check out these 75 markets that pay $100 or more.
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Ever come across a job ad, membership site, or business opportunity for freelance writers when you’re hungry for work?
Click here. Pay now. Limited-time offer. Get exclusive access. You probably already know the buzzwords.
Some of these might be legit opportunities for freelance writers, but many aren’t.
In fact, there’s an entire underworld of scammers out there preying on broke and desperate freelance writers.
Ever been scammed by a client or fell for a get-rich-quick writing opportunity?
It’s a painful experience that can take a toll on your bank account, creative energy, and self-confidence as a freelance writer.
And it doesn’t have to be that way, says Federal Trade Commission Consumer Education Specialist Lisa Lake.
“Nobody can guarantee that you’ll make money,” says Lake. “Promises to make quick and easy money are always lies. Stop whenever someone pressures you to buy. That’s a very strong sign of a scam.”
So what are the top scams targeting freelance writers in 2020? Here’s what to watch for:
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Will it be fair weather in freelance writing in 2020, or foul? Inquiring writers want to know. Which is why it’s time for my annual Freelance Writing Forecast.
(Wondering how we did with last year’s predictions? Check that out here.)
To find out the top trends that will impact how we pursue our craft next year, I reached out to stakeholders around our industry, including experts, coaches, freelancers, agency owners, and more. My rule is to not use the same experts year-to-year, so these are all new faces to the forecast.
I’m particularly proud that this year’s forecast includes two coaches I mentored — my Freelance Writers Den 2X Income Accelerator mastermind co-leader Angie Mansfield, and 2X grad Mandy Ellis, a high-earning freelancer who now coaches newbies for ASJA. So — get ready for some homegrown advice you won’t find anywhere else!
What do the experts see in store for us in 2020? Here are their predictions:
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As the New Year dawns, are you getting super-serious about living your dream life? Freelance writers, I’m hearing a lot of this lately:
“I’m fed up with earning peanuts… and with being afraid of rejection. Fed up with listening to naysayers who say I can’t make a living as a freelance writer.”
“This is the year I go all-in on freelance writing, and earn a living at it. I’ve got to make it happen!”
Is this you? Or maybe you’re more in this boat:
“The world seems to be falling apart — and so does my personal life. Meanwhile, how can I make a career out of this, despite all the uncertainty? Writing is my dream…”
If you’re serious about claiming the freelance life of your dreams — in the coming year, not someday-maybe — I’ve got help for you.
In my traditional year-end message to my blog readers, I’ve got four big tips that should help you avoid wasted time and achieve your freelance goals.
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Looking for freelance writing tips to help you move up and earn more in 2020?
If you’re feeling stuck, just starting out, or want to advance your freelance writing career, you’re in the right place.
In 2019, we published 120 blog posts to help freelance writers get better-paying gigs, self publish, find clients, write better pitches, and more.
Hopefully, some of these writing tips motivated you to take action and move your freelance writing career forward.
With just a few days left of this year, we decided to dig into the data and take a look at the most popular posts of the year about the business and craft of freelance writing.
We also uncovered your most favorite writing tips and resources of all time from over 1,000 blog posts and 10 years of publishing.
Check out the top 10 posts of 2019 and the all-time favorites.
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Need some writing inspiration during the holidays?
It’s a crazy time of year for a lot of freelance writers.
You’re hustling to work ahead. You’re thinking about how to move up and earn more in 2020. Maybe you’re feeling a little worn out since the holiday march began last month.
Sound familiar? How about a little writing inspiration to give you a boost during the holidays?
Believe it or not, you can still connect with clients and prospects during the holidays, land assignments, get paid well, and enjoy your work.
It happens all the time. Editors respond to queries and pitches during the holidays. A client asks for a rush job and pays extra. Or by taking some time off, your mind works out a smart way to earn more.
What’s your best or most unusual gig as a freelance writer during the holidays?
Here’s a little writing inspiration, a few laughs, and reminders of what’s possible. Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy…
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