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.
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.
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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.
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:
Sit back and enjoy the flight…and the magazine. If travel writing is your niche, that standard flight-attendant message should get your attention.
Let me explain.
With the Thanksgiving holiday in the rearview mirror, an estimated 30 million people in the U.S. are back home or back to work after catching a plane to celebrate. Many more travelers will book flights between now and New Year’s.
And for every passenger, there’s a little something for them in the seat pocket in front of them. No, I’m not talking about the barf bag. It’s the in-flight magazine.
It’s a hidden market for travel writing a lot of freelancers overlook. You won’t find many of these custom pubs listed in Writer’s Market (there’s only two listed).
But nearly every airline in the world has one. And most in-flight magazines depend on freelancers for travel writing pieces, profiles, features, and front-of-book content.
Want some of those travel writing assignments? Explore these 20 world-class in-flight magazines and start pitching.
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.
Are you a digital hoarder? There’s a good chance the way you organize your freelance writing jobs is a complete mess.
Take a look at your inbox, computer, and work space. If there’s clutter, junk, and “important” information everywhere, you may have a problem.
When I started freelancing, I hustled a ton of work just to make money writing. Getting started was great. But it didn’t take long to realize I wasn’t organized.
I wasn’t doing a very good job at keeping track of assignments, pitches, contact information, deadlines, story ideas, invoices and payments from clients for freelance writing jobs.
My digital hoarding habits were preventing me from being able to move up and earn more. And I knew something had to change.
If you think digital hoarding habits may be preventing you from freelance success, it’s time for an intervention.
Use this strategy to organize your freelance writing jobs: