Making Money Writing

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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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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5 Reasons to Write for Free

5 Reasons to Write for Free

A reader recently asked if she should write for free for a website, and give up copyright of the article. Here’s her dilemma: “I volunteered to write an article for a website for free, assuming that I would at least get to retain rights to the article and pitch it to other websites. Come to […]

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How to Manage an Unpredictable Cash Flow – Tips for Freelancers

How to Manage an Unpredictable Cash Flow – Tips for Freelancers

The worst 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, here’s a cool quip from a writer: “Writing is turning one’s worst moments into money,” said Irish American author J. P. […]

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When to Ask Magazine Editors About Article Pay Rates

Congratulations – a magazine editor is interested in publishing your article! But when do you ask about pay rates? These tips for freelancers are inspired by a reader’s question… “I’ve read several articles on this topic (pitching query letters) and am almost good to go,” says Laura on How to Pitch a Query Letter to Magazine […]

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How to Increase Writing Confidence – Grow the Skin of a Rhino

How to Increase Writing Confidence – Grow the Skin of a Rhino

What’s so great about the skin of a rhino? Toughness! These tips on increasing your writing confidence will help you toughen up and soldier through the moments of despair all writers face. Before the tips, a quip: “The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And […]

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Best Online Banks for Writers – Ally, ING, First Internet Bank

Best Online Banks for Writers – Ally, ING, First Internet Bank

Low or no ATM fees is a necessity for a bank to qualify as one of the “best online banks for writers”! These four banking options for freelance writers include the pros and cons of each bank. Before the tips, a quip: “Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for […]

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Want More Writing Jobs? 5 Ways to Set Yourself Apart as a Writer

Want More Writing Jobs? 5 Ways to Set Yourself Apart as a Writer

If you want to find more writing jobs, you need to set yourself apart as a writer! (And keep  improving your writing skills.) These five ways to set yourself apart are from Vancouver based publication coach, Daphne Gray-Grant. “If anything is clear about writing these days, it’s that the ‘traditional’ routes to success are badly […]

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Starting Out as a Freelance Writer? 6 Tips You Can’t Miss

Starting Out as a Freelance Writer? 6 Tips You Can’t Miss

Yes, starting out as a freelance writer is tough. But YES, you can get paid to write – even as a new freelance writer. Don’t miss these tips for writers just starting out, which revolve around discipline, drive, and determination. Before the tips, a quip: “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas.  If your ideas are […]

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Job Security for Freelance Writers – Tips for a Steady Income

Job Security for Freelance Writers – Tips for a Steady Income

Yes, job security can exist for freelance writers! These tips for a steady income will keep you writing, motivated, and well-fed as you build your writing career. Before the tips, a quip: “When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you […]

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