Your 7 Favorite Posts About Freelance Writing — So Far

Carol Tice

Seven great blog posts about freelance writingHey, writers!

Looking for a little summertime inspiration to get your freelance writing in gear?

Well, I noticed that my January roundup of the most popular posts of 2013 was the most popular post I’ve done here on the blog so far this year. Apparently, you find these best-of compendiums useful.

So I’m here to help with another handy set of popular posts — these are from the first half of 2014. I’m actually out in the Internetless countryside in Colorado right now, but wanted to keep you stocked with useful info to grow your freelance writing income while I’m gone.

Here are the seven Make a Living Writing posts that had the most readers the week they published:

  1. Why You Need to Go For Your Freelance Writing Dream Now
  2. What the Elance-oDesk Merger Means for Freelance Writers
  3. I Quit My Job to Be a Freelance Writer: What Was I Thinking?
  4. Writers: Soar Like an Olympian With These 4 Key Traits
  5. Use This Simple Tool to Move Forward With Your Freelance Writing
  6. Writing for Guardian Liberty Voice: 10 Writers’ Stories
  7. The 4 Worst Places for Freelance Writers to Start



What was your favorite post about freelance writing this year so far?
Leave a comment and share a link.


  1. Daryl

    So far my favorite post of the year (and one of the most recent ones I’ve read) is Boost Blog Traffic’s – The Only 6 Posts Worth Writing (and How to Totally Nail Each One) –

    • Carol Tice

      Man, I loved that post, too! Even before I noticed it used some of MY posts as examples of the 6 kinds. 😉

    • Carol Tice

      Ooh, I love Pam Slim – got to meet her at World Domination Summit last year.

  2. Paul

    Thanks again for being so helpful! 🙂 I’ve been meaning to ask if there has been a post on knowing how to determine a fee/charge for a job. I know this will depend a lot on the type of work – and magazines will nearly always have their own rates, but are there general guidelines….anywhere. I must look in the Writers Yearbook….

    • Editor

      Each job will have it’s own needs, but you could find some good guidelines in the Writer’s Market. You might also check out the Earn More from Writing and Writer Pay tags here on Carol’s blog.

      • Paul

        Thanks for the tip. This is embarrassing but I’m not sure how to find these ‘tags’ on Carol’s blog….I don’t see where one would search for tags – altho I do see tags at the bottom of posts….? Funny, I read quite a few blogs but I’ve never had to search in that way….

        • Carol Tice

          Paul, check out the sidebar where it says “We talk about…” That’s our most popular tags there.

  3. Rob

    My favourite was the one about the Elance/Odesk merger. I was caught in the Elance trap for about a year. Once I broke out, my income doubled overnight and my workload cut in half. Then I had time to explore other income avenues.

    • Editor

      I’m so glad to hear that you were able to break free of Elance — and earn a ton more because of it. Congratulations!

    • Carol Tice

      Awesome to hear, Rob!

  4. Pankaj

    Really great resources to read on. Although all articles are amazing but I personally liked the last one.

  5. Kathy

    Just a quick comment on #5 – Use This Simple Tool to Move Forward With Your Freelance Writing: I’m going to check in the den for “how to” info on writing white papers. If this is a topic you haven’t covered in any of your “writer tutorials,” when you’re planning workshops for the rest of 2014, would you add this to your list?

    • Carol Tice

      Kathy, we do have a recording on it with Mitt Ray, and have white paper examples in the Resource Library.

  6. Willi Morris

    Thanks, Carol! Making sure I read all of these already.

  7. Tanya

    Awesome list! Thanks 🙂 Have fun in Colorado.

  8. Karimunjawa

    very nice I also really like writing freelance. job that makes me proud to be myself


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