Celebrate Freedom With My Ultimate Freelance Writers’ Answer Post

Carol Tice

For those writers who aren’t U.S.-based, let me clue you in: today is a big holiday over here.

But I didn’t want to leave you without answers to your freelance writing questions.

So here is a compendium of all the mailbag-answer posts I’ve done in the 4-year history of this blog.

There’s a wide range of topics covered here and more than 30 questions answered — ought to have something liberating for everyone.

Happy 4th and enjoy!

Who in the Hell Should I Contact to Get a Copywriting Gig?

7 Ways a Freelance Writer can Create Retirement Income

Answers to 10 of Your Most Urgent Freelance Writing Questions

Here’s Where the Big-Money Online Writing Gigs are Hiding

How to Predict Freelance Writer Pay

How Freelance Writers Can Build Editor Relationships

Can You Help This Writer Find the Courage to Start?

What Writers Can Do When Editors Steal Their Ideas

How to Get Noticed on Twitter — 15 Tips for Writers

Mailbag: How Much Can Freelance Writers Charge for Blogging?

Help! I Bungled a Writing-Client Meeting — Mailbag

How a Writer Can Move Up From Content Mills — Mailbag

Should I Send Queries During the Holidays? — A Timely Mailbag Question

Mailbag: Could I Monetize My Blog?

Mailbag: How Can a Writer Find Publications?

How to Earn Well as a Freelance Writer–When English is Your Second Language

Staff Writing Job vs Freelance Writing — Which is Best?

How to Find the Best Writing Opportunities

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

Blogging For Business Part II: How It’s Done

Tips for Avoiding Loser Writing Clients

How to Get Paid More for SEO Writing

Why Your Blog Needs a Niche

Mailbag: How to Successfully Blog

Got more questions about freelance writing? I’ve got a 4-week bootcamp coming next week, The Step by Step Guide to Freelance Writing Success, that takes you step-by-step through how to break in, get first clips, and start earning. It comes with a month of support in Freelance Writers Den, too.


  1. Freelance Writer

    Thanks for your writing and answers. I really appreciate your work.

  2. Kelsey Deluise

    Hey Carol, u have a nice blog here but I was curious about if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get responses from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thanks!

    • Carol Tice

      Hi Kelsey — maybe you’re new here, but we’ve got this place called The Freelance Writers Den — feel free to check it out. We’re not currently open to new members, but will be later this summer. Linda Formichelli from The Renegade Writer and I answer questions on the Den forums all day long.

  3. Eva

    A great retrospective and informational post! That’s what I’d call celebration! Happy 4th July, Maggie, and Happy Birthday, America!

  4. Sandra / Envision Writing


    What an incredibly rich resource! I’ve already read about 5 or 6 of the articles. Surely worth setting off firecrackers! Thank you.

    • Carol Tice

      You’re welcome!


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