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Shared Bylines: How to Save Time & Collaborate With Other Writers

Many freelancers approach work as lone wolves, closely guarding sources and ideas so they don’t miss any opportunities. But that mentality may be misguided. Sharing work presents numerous benefits for freelancers, especially now that the pandemic, protests, and politics have reshaped how we produce and consume content. Enter the shared byline. There’s...

Which Online Teaching Platform Is Right for You?

Many freelancers teach their trade online for extra cash, and for good reason. The demand for remote learning has spiked during COVID-19, and using online teaching platforms can be an extremely gratifying experience as well as a lucrative one. But it isn’t for everyone. While many freelancers classify teaching online as a side hustle, it takes a lot...

Contently’s Clients Are Looking for Science and Energy Freelancers

Contently powers the content marketing programs of the world’s most valuable brands through its complete content marketing solution: expert content strategy, an industry-leading content marketing platform, and the highest-rated creative network on earth. As part of that mission, we connect our clients to skilled freelancers who can help them create...

Contently’s Clients Are Looking For Freelancers with Aquatic Wildlife Expertise

Contently powers the content marketing programs of the world’s most valuable brands through its complete content marketing solution: expert content strategy, an industry-leading content marketing platform, and the highest-rated creative network on earth. As part of that mission, we connect our clients to skilled freelancers who can help them create...

Contently Is Looking for Healthcare Managing Editors

Attention editorially-minded, independent solution-finders: Contently is hiring freelance managing editors who specialize in healthcare, and we want you to apply. As a freelance managing editor, you’ll help Contently customers—some of the world’s most recognizable brands—craft high-quality and engaging content that drives strategic business goals....

How to Find Inclusive Style Guides That Lead to More Thoughtful Writing

Recently, I interviewed a trans former sex worker for a career-related article. I made a gaffe or two during our talk, but I didn’t want to do the same in my writing. I was committed to capturing her identity and her work—details integral to the piece—without playing into stigmas and stereotypes. Yet when I consulted the AP Stylebook online to make...

Can Naming Your Freelance Business Raise Your Income?

If you were a business looking for a writer, would you hire Robin Flanigan or The Kinetic Pen? Holly Leber Simmons or Red Pen Editorial? Elna Cain or Innovative Ink? Flanigan, Simmons, and Cain are all freelance writers whose business name is different from their own. Should you do the same? Ask yourself why you want a different business name “Sometimes...

Can You Actually Make Money Self-Publishing on Medium?

With 120 million readers and a Partner Program that pays writers, Medium is worth a look for freelancers thinking about self-publishing. But is anyone actually making money on Medium? And if so, how much? According to the Medium Writers Newsletter, 66 percent of writers or publications who published at least one story for members earned money in August....

3 Ways to Expand Your Skillset During the Cold-Weather Coronavirus Months

Will this virus send us into another lockdown? Will it just disappear? Will a vaccine free us soon from its grasp? Nobody knows. But even without explicit lockdown orders in the coming cold-weather months, you probably won’t be running to bars, restaurants, movie theaters, or any other indoor haunts. We have just the thing to tide you over in the...

What You Need to Know About Newsletter Platforms Before You Jump In

In the game of musical chairs that is self-publishing platforms, writers have recently been racing toward newsletters. Substack, MailChimp, Medium, and Patreon are among the most popular platforms. Earlier this year, Substack alone claimed to have “tens of thousands” of paid subscribers. The company also told BuzzFeed in 2019 that their 12 biggest writers...

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