Category: writing clients

A 4-Step Guide To Finding Freelance Clients While You Exercise

Are you tired of competing with umpty-million writers for those low-paying jobs on Craigslist? Is your belly getting flabbier thanks to all those hours in front of the computer? There's a way to solve both of these problems at once. You can get in a nice workout while...

Is Your Writing Client a Pain? 5 Tactics that Stop the Agony

Is life with your writing clients a few sandwiches short of a picnic? Maybe your client insists you attend their staff meetings without pay. Or they pay 90 days after checks are due, only after you nag them a half-dozen times. Then there's the screamer. The company...

Why Freelance Writers Earn More With This Simple Piece of Paper

There's one easy step freelance writers can take to boost their income. It can prevent you from getting ripped off. But I find many writers don't take this simple step. Here are three stories out of many I've heard in Freelance Writers Den just recently that...

How to Convince Prospects You’re a Pro Writer

Do you worry that you don't come across as a professional writer -- that prospects can smell you're new here? We've been talking about this lately on the Freelance Writers Den. It seems that when writers are afraid of being revealed as a greenhorn, they tend to clam...

How 1 Free Article Caught My First Big Writing Client

By Erika Gimbel As a freelance writer, I agree with Carol’s Velvet Rope theory: value your work and don’t agree to low-paying assignments. So why did I spend more than seven hours writing an article for free to land my first client? How my client found me As I got in...

7 Ways to Tell if a Writing Client is Legit

One of the most frequently asked questions freelance writers had on my free call earlier this month was, "How can you tell if an online writing gig is legitimate?" Funny story -- I got a very strange email earlier this week that I think illustrates how difficult it...

Help! I Bungled a Writing-Client Meeting — Mailbag

Today, I'm reaching into my freelance-writer mailbag and answering a question I got from a participant in my recent 40 Ways to Market Your Writing webinar. Oscar emailed me after the session and told me he'd recently plunged into freelance writing after being laid...

Be a Writer, Not a Waiter

I have a writer friend I’ve stayed in touch with over many years. We recently met for lunch and caught up on who we’re writing for these days. She’s always struggled to earn as much as she needed to support her family, and our lunch reminded me of why.

Blogging for Business, Part I: Finding Clients And Setting Pay Rates

This week I'm writing all about the world of blogging for business clients. I've been asked about this niche before, and recently got a bunch of questions on this topic from freelance writer Lee Lefton. Today, I'm going to talk about how to spot good business-blogging...

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