Want to make money writing, but your freelance writing life sometimes feels insanely difficult?
You know…like you’re trying to roll a big, greasy ball up a steep hill.
You may be working too hard because you’re working against the natural order.
To make money writing, you need to understand the fundamental laws under which all freelancers operate.
Much like Newton’s laws of motion, there are some basic laws that govern the world of freelancing. Understand and work with them, and it’ll be easier to grow your income. Ignore or remain ignorant of them, and it’s hard to get any traction.
What are these basic laws of freelancing to make money writing? I have seven (and a handy, downloadable infographic version you can keep — scroll down to the bottom of this post):
Are you struggling to meet your income goals? Many writers face this challenge. But you might be sitting on a cash cow and not even know it.
Maybe you’ve just had a contract end, and need to replace that income. Maybe you just want to make more money to save for a special trip. Or maybe you’re ready to move up and earn more, but you’re not sure how to make it happen.
Whatever the case may be, your gut instinct might be to fire up your computer and start looking for new prospects.
There’s nothing wrong with that. If you have zero clients, that’s what you should be doing.
But if you’ve been in the game long enough to have even one regular client, it may be time to take a step back. There’s a way to make more money without the hustle of finding another client.
When I figured out this cash-cow technique works, I turned a $200 a month gig a $1,500 per month contract.
Want to learn my upselling techniques get more business from your current writing clients? Let’s do this. Moo!
Note: Ever wonder what the difference is between writing an article and writing a blog post? It’s a topic that comes up a lot. Besides style and research, you might be surprised by one of the key differences between blogs and articles. And it’s why I decided to share this post again. Enjoy! —Carol.
There’s a lot of confusion out there in the freelance-writing world today about blog posts and articles. Also, about what each of those types of writing should pay.
Recently, I got a lot of response to my call for freelance writers to stop writing blog posts. Many writers were confused about just what the difference is.
So let’s discuss. Because things are changing. And understanding the differences between these two writing forms will help you earn more.
For years, blog posts and nonfiction articles were distinctly different: