One of the biggest moves a freelance writer can make to earn more is to move into better-paying types of gigs, like white paper writing jobs. When you go from, say, writing $20 blog posts to writing white papers that can pay $1,500-$10,000, it’s a big leap. But just...
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If you think there are no great-paying freelance writing gigs out there anymore and it’s all $5 blog posts, I’m here to spread some sunshine.
I have the advantage of chatting with hundreds of freelance writers on a regular basis in Freelance Writers Den. That’s allowed me to get a strong sense of what the trends are, and where writers are finding opportunities.
I’m hearing more and more reports of rising rates in some specific writing niches, and of growing demand for some emerging assignments.
If you’re hoping to up your game and find great-paying freelance writing gigs this year, check out my list of a dozen top niches.
All of these niches have two things in common, so let me call out those two key items first:
Are you earning peanuts as a freelance writer? I recently took a survey that showed more than one-third of my readers are earning under $25 an hour. That's not good. One of the big ways to earn more from writing is to learn more specialized writing types. Many writers...
In my mentoring work, I often find myself introducing my mentees to a basic fact of life for freelance writers: If you want to earn more, you're going to need to market your business aggressively. Answering Craigslist or Kijiji ads is unlikely to get you $1 a word or...
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