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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

8 Ways to Sabotage Your Freelance Writing Career

No-one really wants to ruin their freelance writing career. But sometimes, things tend to just happen and cause mistakes that in hindsight can make us feel like we’re shooting ourselves in the foot. That’s why I’ve decided to write this post. Without further delay, here are the things you shouldn’t do during your freelancing adventure […]