Writers, Are You Looking After Your Mental Health?

As a self-employed solopreneur you probably don’t get to take a mental health day when it all seems a bit too much. After all, there are all those bills to pay. That’s why we spend so much time wearing multiple hats and juggling all the tasks that people in a regular business would have lots […]

Changing the Culture of Freelance Writing

Editor’s note: I’m a member of the Writer’s Bridge. Its founder, Darrell Laurant, recently sent us an inspirational piece about how the culture of freelance writing could change. I thought it deserved a wider audience, so here it is.  by Darrell Laurant Architect and philosopher Buckminster Fuller was once quoted as saying: “You never change […]

7 Business Lessons From a Write at Home Parent

I can’t remember what it’s like to run a writing business without having to think about parenting. That’s probably because I launched the business AFTER I became a mom. But even before that I learned some lessons that still affect my business today. Lesson #1: Becoming a parent blows a hole through whatever passed for […]

Cold Calling for Writing Clients

A few months ago, I decided to change my marketing approach. I had built up my entire writing business through online bidding websites like oDesk and Elance. This worked to an extent, but I was hitting a wall earnings-wise. There’s just too much competition on these websites and too many writers willing to sell work […]

Are You and Your Writing Clients Speaking the Same Language?

Ever had the situation where you and your writing client just didn’t seem to be on the same page? Me too. I reckon it happens to all of us at some point. And there are a couple of reasons why this might be the case. There’s the hidden brief, incompatible working styles or personality clashes […]