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Obey These 7 Natural Laws of Freelancing to Make Money Writing

7 Natural Laws to Help You Make Money Writing. Makealivingwriting.comWant to make money writing, but your freelance writing life sometimes feels insanely difficult?

You know…like you’re trying to roll a big, greasy ball up a steep hill.

You may be working too hard because you’re working against the natural order.

To make money writing, you need to understand the fundamental laws under which all freelancers operate.

Much like Newton’s laws of motion, there are some basic laws that govern the world of freelancing.

Understand and work with them, and it’ll be easier to grow your income. Ignore or remain ignorant of them, and it’s hard to get any traction.

What are these basic laws of freelancing to make money writing?

I have seven (and a handy, downloadable infographic version you can keep — scroll down to the bottom of this post):

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SEO Writing: A Tech-Savvy Freelancer Reveals 6 No-Bull Strategies

No-Bull Strategies for SEO Writing. Makealivingwriting.comIf you’re trying to figure out SEO writing to drive traffic to your writer website, there’s a lot of online crap to sift through.

Gimmicky promises. Expensive software. Even get-your-account-shut-down advice out there about SEO writing. And you don’t want to step in any of that.

So how do you get more potential clients to find you online?

Almost every week I hear from writers, who tell me things like:

  • I don’t have time to blog
  • I don’t have a marketing strategy
  • I hate selling myself
  • I’m hoping people will buy my new book
  • I don’t know how to help my publisher market my book
  • I have a very specific audience, but I don’t know how to reach those people

Sound familiar? If you want your website to help you generate leads, drive traffic or build an audience, you need to know how the motherlode of search engines works.

As an SEO writing expert and consultant, I’ve helped hundreds of authors and freelancers get results. One recent win even helped boost traffic by 175 percent for one of my clients.

Ready for some no-bull advice about SEO writing? Here’s what you need to know:

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The Truckload Strategy: 6 Heavy-Duty Marketing Tips to Sell Books

The Truckload Strategy to Sell Books. Makealivingwriting.comWhat if you could sell books by the truckload?

You know…your book gets listed on Amazon, orders pour in, you start making passive income.

Too hard? Too competitive? Marketing too expensive? That’s what a lot of freelance writers think. But that’s just because they haven’t learned The Truckload Strategy to sell books.

If you’re thinking about self-publishing a book, pitching a publisher, or your book is about to be released, there’s more to freelance success than just great writing.

You need to know how to sell books. And like it or not, selling books is more about strategy, tactics, and heavy-duty marketing than creative prose.

Want to write and sell books to boost your income as a freelancer?

It’s totally possible to sell a ton of books, even if you don’t have a massive audience.

Seriously. I’ve written 18 books. I teach self-publishing at New York University, and I’ve helped thousands of freelancers get published, sell books, and earn more.

Ready to sell books by the truckload? Here’s what you need to know.

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Professional Writing Win: How A Young Writer Ramped to $5K a Month

Professional Writing: How to Earn $5K a Month. Makealivingwriting.comWhen I started professional writing as a freelancer, things were hard.

I’d just graduated high school and needed a remote job, so I started freelancing. But after working for a year, I was only making $800 a month.

I thought professional writing was supposed to pay well, but that definitely wasn’t enough to live on. Something needed to change. I needed a win.

Sound familiar?

Maybe you’ve got a few professional writing clients or landed some assignments, but you’re not making enough money.

Or maybe you’re just starting out, and have a lot of questions about professional writing, finding clients, and how much you should charge.

When I was really struggling, I signed up for the Freelance Writers Den 2X Income Accelerator program to get help from Carol Tice.

That’s where I learned how to ramp up my professional writing career and my income. Now I’m consistently making over $5,000 a month as a 20-year-old freelance writer. Many months, that number is over $7,000.

You can do it, too. Wondering how? Check out these key strategies I used to build my professional writing business and my income.

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How to Be a Freelance Writer: 8 Tips for a Mindset Makeover

Mindset Makeover: How to Be a Freelance Writer. Makealivingwriting.comIf you want to learn how to be a freelance writer, what’s your game plan for bad days, self-doubt, and lack of motivation?

How’s your mindset? Optimistic or doomed to fail?

If you’re the latter (even once in a while), those little thoughts that cross your mind when you’re about to hit send, sign a contract, quote a project, or wonder if you can actually make money writing can wreak havoc.

  • What if I’m not good enough?
  • Should I charge this much?
  • Can I really make a living writing?
  • I’ll never be as good as her at writing.

When you’re hustling to learn how to be a freelance writer, there’s a good chance you work alone…in isolation…and your thoughts can make or break you.

Ever felt depressed, anxious, or fearful that you’ll fail as a freelance writer? Do those thoughts and limiting beliefs keep you from marketing, being creative, or making more money?

It happens. Just about everyone who’s traveled the path to learn how to be a freelance writer experiences some kind of struggle. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Ready for a mindset makeover for freelance success? Here’s what you need to know.

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Tired of Junk Job Boards? Pitch These 10 Hand-Picked Writing Jobs

Pitch This Hand-Picked List of Writing Jobs. Makealivingwriting.comIf you’re looking for writing jobs online, there’s a good chance you’re sifting through a pile of junk.

Does this sound familiar? You search for writing jobs and freelance work online and turn up stuff like:

  • Blogging or writing assignments for less than $50
  • The promise of exposure to a non-existent audience of potential clients in exchange for your well-crafted words
  • A racket to get hundreds of freelancers to audition by writing a “test” post
  • Offers to write for free until a “paid” opportunity opens up

If you’re using made-for-the-masses sites like Craigslist, Indeed, and Upwork to find writing jobs, you’ll have to sort through a lot of rotten apples to find work that pays pro rates.

But not all places that publish writing jobs are filled with rotten leads and low-paying work.

In fact, if you know where to look (like the Junk-Free Job Board inside the Freelance Writers Den) you can find great clients that pay pro rates.

Check out this hand-picked list of writing jobs:

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