The Niche Freelancer: Shifting From Cosmo Editor to Personal Finance Writer
Have varied interests as a writer? Learn how Anna Davies, former staff editor at Cosmopolitan, balances her career between writing features for Glamour and financial content for major brands like Citibank.
Freelancer Etiquette for Working During a Personal Emergency (You Don’t Need to Be a Superhero)
Freelancers often feel more self-induced pressure to work during crises. But being a superhero (or drama queen) is far from necessary. Get tips on being calm, cool and appropriately honest when you need to tell clients they’re being put on hold.
Peer Advice for Freelancers: Lessons on Setting Client Expectations (and Avoiding Facepalms)
Freelancers who are skittish about setting client expectations can unwittingly sabotage their own success. Don’t facepalm your own actions. Glean advice from six professionals who share life-learned tips for avoiding hiccups.
The Niche Freelancer: What It Takes to Be a Tech Writer
Tech writers are in high demand. Learn what it takes to be a great one in our interview with Erik Sherman, an expert business and technology writer who’s written for The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Inc., and other top publications.
Survey Results: Factors in Determining Freelance Rates for Different Assignments
Get survey results and a full-time freelancer’s breakdown on how time, tasks and experience can affect the rates freelance writers charge for different assignments.
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Personal Productivity Tricks for Self-Supervising Creative Producers
Independent producer and career freelancer Lena Katz shares her tips and favorite apps for keeping yourself accountable when it comes to your own productivity.
Guide to Pitching a Basic Article
Approach pitching with better consistency and effectiveness. Download a template you can customize to fit the requirements for any client you’re pitching.
How to News-Jack for Freelance Writing Pitches and Content Marketing
Taking advantage of the news of the day has been in the marketing playbook for decades, but in recent years it’s been taking on a whole new level. Get up to speed on the practice of “news-jacking,” whether you’re a writer or a marketer.
Pitching: The Writer and Editor Relationship [PODCAST]
Pitching. It’s a never-ending tango of ideas between editors and writers, filled with twirls of validation and missteps of rejection. Practice your pitching moves with tips from a panel of editors and writers keen on improving your tempo in our recent #ProContent podcast.
Retirement Plan Options for Freelance Writers
If you’re a freelancer who’s living paycheck to paycheck, you might want to take a hard look at your future finances. Consider a retirement plan to enact now. Here are several options suited to the freelance lifestyle.
Business Entity Forms for Your Freelance Writing Business
Ready to take your freelancing to the next level? Consider establishing yourself as a business. Review the most common business entities for a small entity like a freelance writing business.
8 Interviewing Skills for Writing Like an Expert on Anything (Even If You’re Not Neil deGrasse Tyson)
Tasked with a new or challenging topic? Sharpen your interviewing skills to write like an expert on anything. Get a journalist’s tips on how to interview experts, influencers, and leaders.
The Pitching Game: 4 Freelance Pitch Examples and a Template
How well are you filling up your calendar with freelance work? Freelance writer Angela Tague shares tips and real-life examples of pitching to top brands to help keep your work flowing. Plus, download a free template to get your pitches started.
Freelancer Success Stories: Visibility in the Freelance Economy [Podcast]
Getting freelance work, learning from your mistakes, social and selling yourself… Listen to a roundtable podcast about common freelancer issues, with guests Stacy Jackson, Berrak Sarikaya, and Jacob Warwick.
Accounting and Record-Keeping Issues for Freelance Writers
How do you track your freelance income and expenses? It’s not just something to think about at tax time, but all year long. Get tips on staying organized.