What’s on Your Playlist While You Work?
We all know that the perfect playlist can help you focus and be more productive. Learn what the most active ClearVoicers listen to while they work and check out their Spotify playlists while you’re at it!
A Harsh Edit Is a Freelancer’s Worst Nightmare — Here’s How to Recover
Maybe you knew it wasn’t your best work or you honestly thought you nailed it. Whatever the case, here’s how to handle it (and maintain your self-confidence) when a client asks for a complete rewrite or kills the piece completely.
How Writers Help Clients Reach Their Goals (and How to Demonstrate It)
If you don’t recognize all the ways you’re helping clients meet their goals, they won’t either.
5 Content Marketers on How They Snagged Long-Term Contracts
All freelancers know the benefits of having long-term contracts, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to score. We consulted five talented and successful writers to find out how they did it — and how you can too.
What Are the Essential Items on Your Desk? An Informal Survey for Your Sunday
We conducted an informal survey of the essential items freelancers keep on their desks and the results were fascinating. Learn what keeps creatives productive, focused and happy while they work.
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What Is ROI — and Why Does It Matter to a Writer?
If you’re serious about your career in writing, you absolutely need to be measuring ROI. Here are a few compelling reasons that will convince you to start — if you haven’t already.
Unwrapping the Illustration Process: A Graphic Designer Shares Her Approach
Whether you’re a novice illustrator or a pro — or just a creative who is fascinated by the process in general — graphic designer Hannah Sydiongco shares how she gets inspiration for new designs and her unique approach to making them come to life.
Get Control of Your Life Through Time-Blocking
Where did the day go? If you think this more often than not, it might be time to try time-blocking. This technique helps you map out your day so you not only get all of your work done but leave time for friends and family and even — gasp — relaxation!
7 Writing and Grammar Podcasts to Help You Fine-Tune Your Craft
Whether you listen at the gym, in the car or while you’re cleaning, podcasts are a great way to stay current on industry news and help you improve your craft. Try one of these writing podcasts that will teach, entertain and inspire you.
CMOs on How Freelance Writers Can Be an Extended Part of the Company
Ever wondered what motivates a client to sign a long-term contract? Two CMOs give valuable insight into how you can up your “wow” factor and get steady work from clients.
A Tax Attorney on the Smartest Choices a Freelancer Can Make
Tax season is especially dreaded by freelancers. But it doesn’t have to be this way. A tax attorney shares his best tips for paying estimated taxes, planning for your retirement and taking deductions that won’t trigger an audit.
Feast, Not Famine as a Food Content Freelancer: Tips From a Branded Mag Editor
Audarshia Townsend, a veteran lifestyle journalist and editor of Restaurant, Inc., says branded content opportunities are on the rise for creative and resourceful food writers.
How to Build a Year-Long Plan Around Content Marketing
Here’s your quarter-by-quarter strategy to building out a persuasive content marketing plan that gets clients excited to sign a long-term contract.
Secret Treasures of the AP Stylebook: Important Updates You May Have Missed
It can be hard to keep up with the AP Stylebook (especially when they change their stance on hyphens every year). But that’s why we’ve got a rundown of the biggest updates and important new chapters writers and journalists should know.
Cultivating Old Sources for New Stories: Treat Them Like Your First Love
Once you’ve found the source equivalent of “the one,” never let them go. With a little love and attention, they can be used to cultivate countless story ideas. Here’s how to make the most out of old sources.
How to Convince Clients to Invest in Long-Term Content Marketing
How can you get that coveted anchor client? By showing potential and current clients that you’re not just a one-off writer, you’re a content marketer who will be an essential part of their marketing team and long-term strategy.