10 Ways to Get More Writing Gigs

10 Ways to Get More Writing Gigs

You love to write, but you also love to make money writing. Right? Here are 10 ways to get more writing jobs, based on my success as a freelance writer. I earned over $40,000 in my first year writing freelance articles for magazines. There is no secret to making money as a writer, no special […]

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5 Writing Tips for When Your Mind is Blank

5 Writing Tips for When Your Mind is Blank

Even the most successful writers have minds that go blank occasionally. These writing tips will help you overcome your blank mind and get your words on paper. One of my coworkers told me she freezes when she has to write a report or even an email. She has a Master’s of Counseling, and had to […]

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6 Tips for Living Off the Feast and Famine of Freelance Writing

6 Tips for Living Off the Feast and Famine of Freelance Writing

Written by on October 11, 2013 in Freelance Writing, Making Money Writing with 0 Comments

These money tips for freelance writers will help you cope with the unpredictability of not working for a steady, reliable paycheck. The hardest part of freelancing (or any self-employed home-based business) is managing an unpredictable cash flow. These tips for freelancers are from a financial expert (not me) and an experienced freelance writer (me!). First, […]

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How to Write When You Have No Ideas

How to Write When You Have No Ideas

You want to write, but you have nothing to write about. Maybe you’re paralyzed by fear, uncertainty, or the fact that you compare yourself to other writers. Don’t worry; even the best writers need encouragement. These tips will help you write when you think you can’t – they range from overcoming the fear of writing to learning how […]

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What Types of Blogs Earn the Most Money?

What Types of Blogs Earn the Most Money?

A fellow blogger and friend asked how my Quips and Tips blogs are doing financially. This led me to start thinking about what types of blogs earn the most money – and why. And for some reason, this led to me sharing my 2012 earnings from Quips and Tips in this article, as well as […]

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For Doubtful Women Writers – 3 Tips for Increasing Your Confidence

For Doubtful Women Writers – 3 Tips for Increasing Your Confidence

As a woman writer, do you struggle with self-doubt? If you do, you’re in good company. Female writers are almost always paralyzed by self-doubt, self-criticism, and fear – even the most successful published, most well-read authors. I don’t think male writers struggle with the same self-doubts. Here’s what Lisa Bloom writes in Think: Straight Talk […]

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Writing Tips and Quips From the Great Fitzgeralds

Writing Tips and Quips From the Great Fitzgeralds

Need inspiration and courage to keep writing? Heed the great authors of the days of yore. These writing tips and quips are from Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald (he wrote the classic The Great Gatsby). This month on Quips and Tips, I’m featuring quips from mothers who weren’t well-behaved and (as always) practical tips for […]

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4 Most Popular Ways to Attract Readers to Your Blog

4 Most Popular Ways to Attract Readers to Your Blog

Written by on April 24, 2013 in Increasing Website Traffic, Online or Web Writing with 9 Comments

You don’t need 20 or even 10 ways to use social media to attract blog readers – you just need a few “best practices.” Here, Honor Clement-Hayes describes how to get people to read what you’ve written. “How are you expecting people to find you?” she asks. “If you don’t have at least a blog, […]

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How to Hire a Social Media Marketer

How to Hire a Social Media Marketer

Your hands are full doing what you love (writing, creating products, running your business) – you have no time to market your books and brand online! It’s time to hire a social media marketer. Here’s what an author says: “I’ve read a million ‘how to’s’ about social media, and have spent a ton of time […]

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How to Get Your Book Published – Advice From Publishing Pros

How to Get Your Book Published – Advice From Publishing Pros

Written by on April 11, 2013 in Literary Agents, Publishing Tips, Writing Tips with 5 Comments

These tips for getting published are from a panel of writers, literary agents, and editors who answered questions from a roomful of eager writers at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference (phew – how’s that for a run-on sentence!). Before the tips, a quip: “If the doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I […]

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