An Etiquette Guide on Freelance Referrals: How to Win Clients and More Income
Navigating referrals can be tricky — but ultimately, the more connections you make, explore and support, the further net you cast. Several freelancers share their tips on playing the referral game without being a spoiled sport, or a bully.
Positioning Your Freelance Portfolio for Success: 9 Tips From ‘The Career Guy’
Freelancing isn’t just a series of gigs: It’s a business. We interviewed author and career coach Darrell Gurney on practical reminders to position your freelance business for success.
Top Conferences for Freelance Writers and Creatives, Summer 2018 – Spring 2019
Connect with more creative professionals in the coming year with our guide to the top conferences and events for writers, freelancers and creatives through Summer 2019.
How to Approach Your Graphic Design Portfolio: Academia, Industry Share Insights
Unlike writers, freelance designers have to contextualize their skills in a myriad of design tools to potential clients. Ben Beck interviews graphic design program head Carol Sogard and design manager Adam Black on how designers should best approach creating their portfolios.
Invisible, Yet Influential: Six Lucrative Ghostwriting Genres
What ghostwriters don’t earn in attention or glory, they make up for in pay. They’re the wizards “behind the curtain,” with all the words. If bylines don’t mean much to you, here are the best ghostwriting gigs you can strive for.
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How to Make $100K or More As a Freelance Writer? Five Successful Women Share Their Advice
What does it take to earn $100K or more as a freelance writer? Five women share their success, with tips on how to value yourself and your time.
Keep Your Brain Sharp: 5 Apps for Word Nerds and Smarty Pants
Whether you prefer challenging bots or friends, take a break with one of our favorite word game apps for word nerds.
8 Ways Digital Nomad Journalists Stay Productive
Freelancing on the road again? While a digital nomadic lifestyle is definitely alluring, it also presents plenty of roadblocks, delays and interruptions. We asked a squad of writers how they keep focused, on point, and on deadline while using the world as their office.
A Guide to Making More in Digital Content Writing (Well, Is There Any Other Kind?)
For better or worse, the digital age has made us all writers. But if your dream is to see more of your byline in screen-generated light (and more of the income it brings you), here’s a digital content writing guide to help your search (and not become yesterday’s meme).
After Copy Editing: 4 Fool-Proof Tips for Proofreaders
Proofing and copy editing are different tasks, but in a field where people are expected to wear many hats, the two terms are conflated. Think of copy editing as the step before proofing, but follow these four key tips to be a better proofreader.
Niche Expert: Social Media Content Creator Nikki Goethals Is the Voice of 60 Brands
After 10 years in branding and writing, Nikki Goethals found her niche and started her own boutique agency. Now three years in, she manages social media for more than 60 clients. What’s her secret? Nikki shares how in our one-on-one.
ClearVoice’s Survey Provides Insights on How Much Freelancers Should Be Paid
On the #ContentRadar this week: ClearVoice takes a look at what freelancers should actually be paid. Also, Instagram may be rolling out much longer videos; Flipboard and Pinterest are gaining ground on Facebook and Google; and you — and your readers—are exhausted by the news.
Hope, Generosity, Service: Three Unexpected Strengths to Leverage for Freelance Success
Lean in. Break the glass ceiling. Move the needle. Be assertive in negotiations. ABC (Always Be Closing!) So many of the “rules” of winning business and advancing up the career ladder are about a show of force, but there are three better approaches gaining momentum.
2018 Survey Results: How Much Should I Pay a Freelance Writer? [Infographic]
The survey results are in! See our ‘2018 Freelance Writer Survey: Experience, Pay and Gender’ infographic. Which freelancers are more likely to create various content types? How much should you expect to pay per word or per hour? See the breakdown of pay rates in four levels of freelancer experience, and by gender.
Navigating Ethics Between Journalism and Content Writing
Today, writers are in the middle of a new normal, charged like many professionals to straddle the line between traditional reporting and content writing. Take the advice of these fellow writers and experts on maintaining your principles, street cred — and income.
Exploring the Real Estate Content Marketing Niche With Agency Founder Carol Morgan
Location, location, location. We all know the mantra, but it takes a lot more than that to succeed in real estate. In this Niche Expert Q+A, we interview Carol Morgan, a real estate content marketing pro who has built an entire agency to serve the new home construction industry in her market of Atlanta, and nationally.