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How to Make Money Writing: 113 Grow-Big Actions to Earn More

Grow Big: 113 Ways to Make Money Writing. Makealivingwriting.com

Long ago, I came up with a list of 113 ways working freelancers can grow their writing income. If you’ve been wondering how to make money writing — serious money, that is — this list is for you. If you’re a newbie, you’ll find plenty of useful suggestions here, too.

I’ve given the list a major update, since things do keep changing in the freelance world. Enjoy!

Aren’t you sick of the negativity out there in the freelance writing community? I know I am.

You know the spiel. Uninformed comments like:

Print is dead.

All articles are now $5 or less.

I can’t believe this Craigslist ad asks for three free samples.

The fact is, some freelancers are still earning a great living, and you can, too. But first, you’ll have to stop buying into the gloom and realize that what you earn is really up to you.

Take the attitude that you are an unstoppable force of nature, and you won’t give up until you’ve got your freelance writing biz earning what you need!

To help you take charge of your writing career, I put together a list of 100+ proactive things you can do right now to build your income. Yes, there are a couple of affiliate links below, for things I personally know well and can recommend (plus direct links to a couple useful things I’ve created for you).

Surely, one or more of these ideas can help you bust a move toward better pay? Here we go:

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Open Pitch: Kick Open the Door with Your Best Idea for a Guest Post

Contest Kickoff: Pitch Your Best Guest Post Ideas. Makealivingwriting.com

Want to write a guest post for Make a Living Writing?

Now’s your chance to land an assignment. It’s open pitch time around here (through March 8, 2019).

We’re ready to take a look at the best of the best guest post ideas about the business and craft of freelance writing.

Consider it a showdown.

Kind of like the final fight scene in the cult-classic movie Karate Kid when Daniel LaRusso takes on Cobra Kai bad-boy Johnny Lawrence.

You know. Wax on, wax off. Sweep the leg. Focus all power.

Short on ideas? Remember when LaRusso did all that work for Mr. Miyagi. At first it seemed like he wasn’t learning anything. But with a little help, he realized he had the skills to make his mark.

Whether you’re a newbie freelancer hustling to make things happen, a mid-career writer, or a pro, you’ve probably got a few moves you can share to help other writers.

Step on to the mat. Here’s what you need to know to pitch a guest post idea:

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You Got This: My New Year’s Audio Pep-Talk for Freelance Writers

Success in 2019: Pep-Talk for Freelance Writers. Makealivingwriting.com. Makealivingwriting.com

Are you ready for the best year of your career, freelance writers?

January is always a time of so much hope, for everyone who has a dream in their heart to be their own boss and earn doing what they love.

But often, those dreams seem to flame out about as fast as those New Year’s Eve fireworks.

How can you stay on track? It begins with your mindset.

To help you make 2019 the year you earn what you deserve from your writing, I’ve put together a little inspirational message for you. I talk you through some practical suggestions for ways to follow through and keep your freelance-writing dream alive, all year.

Hope it helps you earn more!

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Writing Jobs Sluggish? 17 Jet-Stream Strategies to Boost Freelance Income

Ride the Jet Stream to Better Writing Jobs. Makealivingwriting.com

Struggling to find writing jobs? Or the ones you’ve got aren’t helping you move up and earn more fast enough?

Check your boarding pass. You may need to change your travel plans.

If you’re currently on board the Content Mill Clipper, the Job Board Puddle Jumper, or the Bid Site Balloon, it’s going to take a long time to build your freelance writing career.

You might get some clips and make a little money this way. But it’s a slow, mind-numbing route plagued with too many layovers, crammed cabin quarters, and mechanical problems. And it doesn’t have to be that way.

Get off at the next stop, and ride the freelancer’s jet stream to move up and earn more. Successful freelance writers use this fast-moving current to:

  • Boost productivity
  • Master marketing
  • Overcome fear
  • Stay motivated, and
  • Charge higher rates

Ready to ride the freelancer’s jet stream? Here are 17 ways to speed up your freelance writing career:

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Pitch This Exceptional Breed to Get the Best Freelance Clients

Breed Success with the Best Freelance Clients. Makealivingwriting.com

Are you tired of working teeny, one-off writing jobs for small publications and one-horse businesses? To get the best freelance clients, you’ll have to stop wasting time on the small fry and target a whole different category of prospect.

These terrific clients aren’t in one particular industry, but spread through every type of business and organization. These are clients where the amount you earn from them tends to grow effortlessly over time. Unlike most of the solopreneur types, who tend to sputter out and go bust. Right?

The best freelance clients all have a single trait in common. Target only organizations that have this trait, and it will help you find ongoing work at great rates.

Let me introduce you to one of the best client types out there, no matter what type of freelance writing you do.

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Tired, Broke, and Desperate? Steps to Triple Your Freelance Income

Need Money? Steps to Triple Your Freelance Income. Makealivingwriting.com

How’s your freelance income?

If you’re working for low-paying clients barely getting by, it’s a pretty frustrating place to be.

But if you want to change your situation and increase your freelance income, you can’t keep doing the same things, working for the same clients, and expect anything different.

If you really want to grow your freelance income, sometimes you have to take a step back, and take a closer look at what you’re doing right, and what you need to change.

Improve your marketing efforts. Find better clients. Get a better handle on how you’re using your time. Raise your rates.

It might seem like big to-do list, but you don’t have to change everything all at once. You just need to be strategic about it to move up and earn more.

When freelance writer Sylvie Tremblay’s found herself tired, broke, and desperate for work, she made a mindset shift, changed her approach to running a business, and managed to triple her freelance income. Here’s how it’s done:

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