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How to Find Great Writing Clients that Value Your Skills!

Yes, these people are out there– but you will not find them by scouring Freelancer; many people there are looking for writers to put together masterpiece articles for a dollar or two apiece. There are some great clients, but it takes a lot of weeding through junk offers to find good ones. I should qualify these statements by saying that if you do happen to luck upon a good client on a site like Freelancer, ODesk, or ELance, they are likely to be quite loyal if you write great content for them!

Remember: Writing and online marketing skills are in extreme demand , and there is no reason to settle for pennies.

mighty mouseYou have to get outside your comfort zone and go after the work and the clients you want! The alternative to online sites  is to get busy marketing your business.  I can hear the groans now, and I know the comments I will get. “I’m a writer! I don’t do marketing!”  Really, what you are is a business owner– and you must wear a number of different hats.  The good news is, as writers we make great marketing professionals because we already have such awesome super writing powers!

Here are a few good places to look for awesome clients: Read the rest of this entry »

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How Do You Manage Your Freelance Projects? Try This

tenroxBidding on jobs can be difficult for freelancers. It is often challenging to figure how long a project will take– so sometimes we bid far too low and end up regretting it. Another hard part of what we do is tracking all of the little pieces of projects that we need to do. Using a good project management software can take a lot of the guesswork out of these processes and help you make the most of your working hours. I know that I need good time and project management solutions, so I have been researching a number of different platforms to decide which different ones to use– and thought I would have to choose one for time tracking, another for project management, and still another to track the money issues. However, today I came across Upland Software’s Tenrox 2013 R2, and I am really excited about it– it seems to do everything a freelancer needs, in one package. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekly Roundup of Great Articles

cowgirlI know that I have been slacking  (A LOT) lately on this blog and I am determined to change that— starting right now! My goal is to post at least three times a week, even if some of the posts are simply short blurbs about something interesting I have found that I think would be helpful for some of you.

Have had a crazy few months, but it is time to kick all that craziness to the curb and get back to business. So, here is a roundup of some good articles I have found this week that are helpful for writers.  Let me know what you think about them….what would you like to know more about? That will help guide me in the information I bring you.

4 Things That Could Guarantee Your Failure In Blogging

This post talks about what NOT to do if you want to make money with your blog….and consequently points out what you should be doing instead.

Tools for Freelance Writers

This article will introduce you to some writer’s tools that you might not know about.  In fact, even though I spend a lot of time every week writing, there are several in this article I was not aware of, and will be trying myself.

5 Lessons from a Failed Business 

Yes, you can learn something from a business that does not make it, and you must remember that failure is not permanent. It teaches you what does not work and guides you toward what will.

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
― Winston Churchill

Kickstarting Your Self-Publishing Efforts: Setting Reward Tiers that Work

This Style Matters article delves into using the crowdfunding platform called Kickstarter to raise the funds for your self-publishing efforts. People pledge money for your project because they want to see it completed, and often the rewards that you set up for donors make the difference between success and failure of funding your project.

Tips for Success on Freelance Websites 

This is an article with some common sense tips about working on Freelance Websites like Freelancer and ODesk. They can be frustrating for beginning writers, but there are so many projects there– and you will meet some great people on these sites as well.

7 Secrets for Creating Content that Sells 

This is a good article about creating content that for affiliate marketing purposes. Affiliate marketing is writing a post to help a third party sell that product or service; in return they pay you when they make a sale due to your help. This is something that I really have not done to this point; it is on my “To Do” list for the rest of the year– I just need to find some services/products that I believe in so that I can sell them!  (Wonder if New Balance needs help selling their athletic shoes??!!)

Well, those are some of the interesting articles I have read this week about writing and making money. How about you? Have you seen an amazing article that I may have missed? If so, please do share so that we can all be more successful!

 

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