Step Away from Your Writing Desk

As a not-so-secret introvert, I love doing everything online. So living thousands of miles away from most of my clients isn’t a big deal. Google Hangouts, Skype and email give us that almost face to face interaction that we all need occasionally. But here’s something even introverts need to accept: if you remain a hermit, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Client Referrals – The Key to a Healthy Writing Biz

When you have a successful writing business, one of the questions people keep asking is how you get work. My answer to that is that most of my work comes from referrals and word-of-mouth. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But it isn’t. When I started my writing business I had no contacts – zip, zilch, zero. […]