guide for freelancing full time

Writers Share the Essentials of Diving Into Full-Time Freelancing

Taking the plunge into full-time freelancing isn’t a simple one, but with the right prep — and plenty of pep talks — you can build a career for yourself. Experienced freelance writers share their best tips for keeping finances and business in order.

Build Alexa Flash Briefing Skill

DIY Guide: Build Your Own Alexa Flash Briefing Skill in Under an Hour

Looking for a new voice-search channel? A recently released skill, Amazon’s Alexa Flash Briefing is a micro-podcast that is delivered via an Alexa-enabled device at a regular cadence. Martech expert Ben Beck walks you through the benefits of early adoption and a step-by-step primer on starting your own flash briefings.

mantra for better freelancing

Mantras for a Better Freelance Writing Portfolio to Catapult Your Career

After managing hundreds of freelancers and reviewing countless applications and portfolios in his media career, editorial chief Justin McKinley offers his advice to make the most authentic and effective freelance writing portfolio.

Events Jump Start Foresight Calendar

300+ Events to Jump-Start Your 2018 Editorial Foresight Calendar [Template]

Download our Editorial Foresight Calendar template, complete with 300+ events and info links, to jump-start your content calendar and planning for 2018.

2018 Conferences for Freelance Writers

Top 2018 Conferences and Events for Freelance Writers and Creatives

Connect with more creative professionals in the coming year with our guide to the top 2018 conferences and events for writers, freelancers and creatives.

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Guide to Pitching a Basic Article

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.

Case Study Questionnaire for a Client

Case Study Questionnaire for a Client

Download a template to help you cover the key elements in a case study for your brand, with formatting suggestions for a standard one- or two-page PDF format.

Guide to Make a Feature-Length Listicle

Guide to Making a Feature-Length Listicle

Download an example template for a 1,000-word article to cover a common listicle tactic: relaying multiple strategies to solve a problem.

Guide to Consolidating Your Content Marketing

Guide to Consolidating Your Content Marketing

Having one powerful content marketing platform can save your agency time and money. Explore how tool consolidation can amplify your margins.

Infographic Guide to the Five Flows of Time Management

Infographic Guide to the Five Flows of Time Management

Explore an original approach to the “how” of time management in an in-depth article, but get started with a primer on the five primal flows of time in our infographic guide.

Guide to Blog Post Tagging

Guide to Blog Post Tagging

Help readers find and filter your content by employing a standard system to organize and tag your content. Download a template to get started.

Content Marketing Radar

Guide to Social Media Post Tagging

Don’t let your social media become a free-for-all when it comes to tags and hashtags. Download a template to help organize an intentional approach.

Effective B2B Targeting

How-To Guide: Effective B2B Targeting With LinkedIn Matched Audiences

Looking for more ways to target B2B decision-makers? Ben Beck walks you through a step-by-step tutorial on using LinkedIn’s Matched Audiences.

How to Set Up Website Chat

How to Set Up a Free Live Website Chat in Under 15 Minutes

Did you know more than 2/3 of online visitors engage with live website chats? Martech expert Ben Beck walks you through the process of setting up a free live website chat via, with easy-to-follow screenshots.

mid year top 25

The 2017 Mid-Year Top 25 Countdown of Content Marketing

Keep your latest efforts out of total #TBT territory. Let’s count down the top 25 bits of news to rattle content marketers so far in 2017. How many were already on your radar?