Writer Marketing – How to Focus on Value

When I started out in freelancing on the web, the conversation was all about price – price per word, price per hour, price per article. That kind of conversation really hurts writers because it places the focus on the wrong aspect of writing (the word count or time count) rather than the right aspect: the […]

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 […]

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 […]