Category: Earn More from Writing Jobs Online

Will You Be Singing the Freelancer’s January Low-Income Blues?

I've noticed something about my freelance writing income. It always goes to crap in January. Does this happen to you? I've developed a theory about why the first month of the year is often a loser, and I'm going to test it out this year. My theory: Income sucks in...

How I Make $5,000 a Month as a Paid Blogger

Over the past couple of years, I've seen the amount of income I make from blogging grow steadily. Some months now, it's half my income. That can mean $5,000 a month or more from blogging. How did I build a lucrative business as a paid blogger? Here's how to make money...

20 Tips for Breaking into Print Publications Today

Even for writers who're doing well online, print publications retain their allure. There's something about seeing your byline in print that remains uniquely validating for many writers. There's also a popular belief that print publications pay more, which can be true,...

Writer Survey: Who are You, and What Would You Like to Know?

I find it a little hard to believe, but it's been two years since I wrote my very first blog entry, back when this blog was on my writer site. After blogging sporadically for a while, I committed to at least twice-weekly posts, and began to attract an audience. I've...

The One Trait All Successful New-Media Writers Share

What does it take to be successful in today's world of blogging, Web content and online articles? This question was on my mind yesterday as I listened and learned at a writers' conference in Seattle sponsored by my local Society of Professional Journalists. I was a...

How I Became A Freelance Writer Again: 7 Steps to Earning Big

So, earlier this week I related the story of how I blundered into my career in freelance writing. I used my freelance clips to get a full-time, staff-writer job. I worked there for five years, then at a business weekly here in Seattle for another six and a half. But after all the editors who’d hired me there left, it wasn’t the same.

By fall of 2005, I was ready to try freelancing again. Only this time, the stakes were higher. I had three kids! And my husband wasn’t earning much. I really needed to replace my full-time writer salary through my freelance work.

Here’s how I did it:

To Earn More, Writers Need to Recharge — Fast

I do a monthly “weigh-in” with my mentees, where we all talk about our goals and accomplishments for the month. One of my mentees noted this week that April was a slow month because “I spent the first two weeks of April recovering from being busy in March.”

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