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Finally, All the Answers You Need About What Content Marketing Is (And How to Do It)

When I started my journey as a freelance writer over six years ago, my head was filled with the same visions that nearly everybody has. I pictured myself in the corner table of my favorite coffee shop, my fingers flying over the keyboard as I cranked out stories I was passionate about. I assumed I’d land glossy magazines, big-name publications and...

For 3 Days Only, Get $2,000 of Freelance Writing Trainings for Just $99

For the next three days only, we’ve got an epic offer for you…  The Writer’s Bundle 2020: Freelance Writing Edition This one-of-a-kind bundle is focused on a topic that’s super relevant given the economic climate: earning money as a writer. We’ve bundled together 12 courses and products on freelancing. If you purchased all these resources separately,...

A Writer’s Guide to Mastering SEO: How to Choose Keywords and Rank on Google

Even if you don’t know the first thing about SEO writing, you’ve likely heard the buzz. SEO is a great (and free!) way to get traffic to your website or blog. But from the outside looking in, it can feel absolutely intimidating. So what exactly is SEO writing, and why is it time to get on board? And how do you even write an SEO post? I’ll start with...

How to Ask for Referrals: 7 Creative Tactics Your Clients Will Love

You’ve heard it before: referrals are “warmer” than a typical lead. They’re the fastest way to grow your new business. Referrals are more receptive to buy and need a shorter sales cycle. We know, we know. Getting clients to refer you is gold. But how do we encourage referrals in a way that feels natural and non-spammy? First and foremost: “Do work...

10 Great Portfolio Websites for Freelance Writers

In this age of online everything, your web presence can make or break your freelance career — especially if you’re just starting out. If prospective clients don’t know you by reputation, they need a quick, easy way to suss out your work, your style and your level of professionalism. While social media accounts can do wonders (having a few thousand...

7 Ways Writers Can Recreate the Coffee Shop Experience From Home

I turned the manuscript for my first book over to my editor at the end of February after a seven-week whirlwind of researching and writing. I joked that I would need to dedicate the book to the four coffee shops I rotated through on nights and weekends when I was desperate for a change of scenery after doing my full-time writing job from home each day....

36 Travel Magazines and Websites That Pay Freelance Writers

When you dream about your writing career, do you picture yourself scribbling in notebooks about your world travels, hoping to combine your wanderlust with your creative flair to earn money for your adventures?  If you have travel stories to tell, it’s time to stop dreaming! Lots of markets are willing to pay for your stories about destinations, tips...

Can You Send 30 Pitches in 30 Days? This Course Will Teach You How to Perfect the Art of the Pitch

I’ve freelanced on and off for over five years now. Since then, I’ve tackled plenty of the typical freelance obstacles, from managing my time to getting steady gigs, and figured out a system that works for me.  But even still, I’ll admit: the idea of pitching to a new publication gives me sweaty palms and dry mouth. It’s not even so much the fear...

How to Become a Master Copywriter in Just One Year

Before getting into becoming a master copywriter, let’s be honest: “master” is relative, because even well-known masters of copywriting today still haven’t reached the pinnacle of their craft. There’s always something new to learn, something more to discover. But there are indeed ways you can rise up the ranks in your copywriting career so that you...

6 Screenwriting Software Options Every Filmmaker Will Love

As a screenwriter, you want to spend most of your time writing and less time worrying about typeface and line spacing.  And in TV, where every line counts, and people are waiting on your pages to shoot, you want to be able to type away without worrying about if you’re maximizing every last space and margin. As a script coordinator on award-winning...

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