Freelance Writers: What Are Your Goals for 2011?

The New Year is approaching like a speeding bullet — will you be ready for it? Now is the time to evaluate your goals for 2011. Freelance writers who don’t have goals won’t have a plan of action to make 2011 better than 2010 and previous years. If you’re beginning your freelance writing business, you’ll […]

Freelance Writers Have Other Skills Besides Writing

Many freelance writers have other skills besides writing. They have marketing, SEO, SEM, SMO, PR, graphic and web design, accounting, and other skills. Freelance writers who use all of their skills will set themselves apart from those who don’t. Their services will be in demand because they’ll add tremendous value to clients and their businesses. […]

Why Using Contracts and Proposals Are Important?

Some freelance writers accept assignments and projects without getting anything in writing. This is a big mistake and a red flag. If you’re approached by a publication who wants you to write for them, demand a signed contract. If the publisher is flippant about it, insist on getting something in writing. If they don’t want […]

Is Using a Pen Name Right for You?

Some writers use a pen name which means they write and publish their work under a name other than their own. For example, Nora Roberts publishes mystery books under the “pen name” of J.D. Robb. Although this works for her, it may not work for you. A pen name allows writers flexibility. Perhaps you have […]