Category: LOI

The Secret of My Proven Freelance Follow-Up System

It's a question that plagues every freelance writer who's trying to get new assignments. You send out a query letter or letter of introduction, to a magazine editor or a business's marketing manager. And then, you wait. And wait and wait. And wait some more. There's...

How I Found 488 Red-Hot Freelance Writing Prospects

By Ayelet Weisz What is the most urgent need for every new freelance writer? Clients. And finding them isn’t always easy. They may not have the desire or budget to hire you right at the time you pitch. It ends up being a numbers game — the more potential clients you...

7 Time-Saving Lessons From My First Year as a Freelance Writer

By Meaghan O'Keefe As a newbie freelance writer, the learning curve during my first year on the job has been steep. Like Mount Everest steep. I’m still climbing, but now I’ve got me some hiking boots and a backpack of beef jerky for the road. These are the important...

How to Give Your Freelance Marketing Some GAS

Ever send a pitch letter to a prospective freelance writing client and not get a peep of response? I've been hearing from a lot of writers about this issue lately. It seems like writers send a query letter or letter of introduction, don't get a response, and then go...

Your Top 20 Favorite Posts About Freelance Writing for 2012

What should I be writing about on this blog? What information could I share that would stand the best chance of helping writers earn more? These are questions I'm thinking a lot about lately. (And yes, please do tell me your thoughts about it in the comments.) One way...

5 Tips for Getting the Lead Out of Your Stiff Prose

Have you wondered why you can't get more articles published in good-paying publications? It could be your writing. I know -- none of us wants to think we're a bad writer. But something may be off in the tone or style of how you are crafting your story that is making...

Answers to the 7 Questions New Freelance Writers Ask Most

Do you ever feel like freelance writing is some sort of secret club, where everyone speaks a private language you don't understand? Feel baffled about the basics of how it all works? Sometimes when I'm writing about the freelance-writing game, I'm guilty of forgetting...

8 Tips from Finding 8 New Freelance Writing Assignments in 8 Hours

By Gabi Logan I used to be one of those writers who avoided pitching. I'd try to find work through contacts . . . online ads . . . in-person networking . . . all the usual marketing-avoidance suspects. But after the astonishing success of my very first pitching blitz,...

The Writing Revelation That Changed How I View Myself as a Freelancer

By Marya Jan I hate cold calling. I hate interrupting someone’s day with my message. Why should I ask for their time? I don’t want to impose. They don’t owe me anything. We all feel that way, right? We come up with a long list of excuses detailing why we shouldn’t...

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