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Boundaries for Writers: 4 Pros Share Their Healthy Tips

Do you find yourself stuck writing for clients on days you wanted off, or for rates you don't like? Maybe if you're a newbie, you're worried that you'll get trapped doing a zillion rounds of edits, while your hourly rate goes down the tubes. If you're one of those...

The Ultimate Side Hustle: 11 Best Ways to Earn Money Writing

Being able to make money as a writer might seem like some far-off dream, but it might be more realistic than you imagined. However, there are a lot of options so this article will deep-dive the best ways to earn money writing. Compared to other careers out there,...

A Look Inside Den 2x Success Stories

The Freelance Writers Den is the online community where freelance writers learn how to grow their income -- fast. Inside the community, there are two levels: The Freelance Writers Den is for freelancers who are just getting started, learning the basics, and giving...

LinkedIn Round-Up

LinkedIn Round-Up

Successful freelancers use LinkedIn daily. After all, it's the only social media where it's socially acceptable to talk about work. In honor of our upcoming bootcamp, LinkedIn Profile Mastery, we wanted to give you a round-up of all our posts on the topic of LinkedIn....

Write What You Know: 19 Regional Magazines that Pay Writers

The truism ‘write what you know’ could have been talking about writing for city and regional magazines and publications. After all, who knows more about where you live and work than you do?  When you write what you know and pitch story ideas for publications...

9 Journalist Interview Tips from a Successful Freelance Writer

9 Journalist Interview Tips from a Successful Freelance Writer

Have you been struggling to interview sources for your freelance articles? Then these 9 interview tips are for you. These journalist interview tips will help boost your interviewing confidence and make you better prepared to take your freelance article to the next...

7 Ways Writers Can Find LinkedIn Freelance Writing Jobs

7 Ways Writers Can Find LinkedIn Freelance Writing Jobs

Finding freelance writing gigs online can be frustrating. But of all the types of social media out there you can use to promote your freelance writing, LinkedIn is one of the most useful. It's a powerful way to find freelance jobs so you can make money writing. In...

5 Things You Must Know to Quickly Find Entry Level Editing Jobs

5 Things You Must Know to Quickly Find Entry Level Editing Jobs

If you want to make a living as a writer, there's a chance you might want to become an editor. To work as an editor, you'll have to find entry level editing jobs that are a good fit for your career path. While editing is a broad term for a lot of different types of...

How to Succeed as a LinkedIn Freelance Writer (Pro Examples)

How to Succeed as a LinkedIn Freelance Writer (Pro Examples)

LinkedIn Headline Tips & Examples for Freelance Writers. Makealivingwriting.com

Have you ever wished there was a switch you could throw, and then your ideal freelance-writing clients would simply find you? What if I told you that exists — and it’s free. It’s the Linkedin headline of you profile.

LinkedIn is an amazing social-media platform, and your LinkedIn profile is key to your success.

The LinkedIn headline — those few words that appear right under your name — is one of the simplest things to optimize.

With just a few quick changes, you can help more prospects find you, and impress them that you’re the writer they want.

LinkedIn has gradually taken center stage in my marketing trainings, over the years.

That’s because LinkedIn marketing(LINK TO COURSE) gets the most consistent success with the least effort. (And of course, online marketing rocks during COVID.)

In this post, I want to go deep on this one profile element, because it’s such a powerful spot for grabbing your clients’ attention.

Lots of examples below, mostly from freelance writers, so check out all the ideas for what works (and doesn’t).

Ready to craft your optimal LinkedIn headline? Let’s go!

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