Grow Your Freelance Writing Business

Our 11-Step Guide to Growing Your Freelance Writing Business (With Advice From 50+ Experts)

Whether you’re a moonlighter or a full-time freelancer, we want to help you fuel your fire. We’ve compiled 50+ articles with the some of the best tips, interviews and advice from highly active and experienced freelancing professionals to help you: Win that next client; seize that next assignment; and earn that next payday for work well done.

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.

2018 Conferences for Freelance Writers

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.

2019 Events to Jump-Start Your 2018 Editorial Foresight Calendar

450+ Events to Jump-Start Your 2018-2019 Editorial Calendar [Template]

Access our Editorial Foresight Calendar template, complete with 450+ events and info links, to jump-start your content calendar and planning through 2019.

Guide to the Future of Content Marketing

Guide to What the Future of Content Marketing Sounds Like

Listen up. The world of smart speakers, podcasting, and people demanding things from inanimate objects is here. But what does the future hold? And how can you, as a content creator and/or marketer, gain a foothold in a space that is evolving on a daily basis? We rounded up 10 of our favorite pieces on the topic.

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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.

Guide to Fleshing Out a Concept

Guide to Fleshing Out a Concept

If everyone could suddenly mind-read, the content biz would surely fizzle in a sec. Until then, download a basic one-pager to help talent understand your needs.

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.

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