27 Can’t Miss Content Ideas for Freelance Bloggers, Freelance Writers, and Other Freelancers

Content is hot. Everyone is talking about content marketing. If you're a freelance blogger or writer, content marketing is likely part of your job. But even other freelancers can benefit from a good content strategy. Unfortunately for some, to participate in content marketing, you must have some content to share. And coming up with new and creative ideas for content can be tough--even if the ideas are … [Read more...]

Should You Do Ghostwriting?

If you're a freelance writer, you may have thought about adding ghostwriting to your freelance writing services. But, exactly what is ghostwriting? And, what are some of the advantages and disadvantages of doing this type of writing? Is it ethical? Are such jobs available? If you're like many writers, you've heard of ghostwriting, but you don't really know a whole lot about it. In this post, I'll … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why I Am a Little Wary of Freelance Writing as a Career Choice

I am an Internet Marketing expert by profession and a part-time freelance writer (though I limit myself to writing sales copy or blog posts for reputable blogs only). Even though I write just for the fun of it, when I compare the income and break it into hourly rates I find myself earning a little bit more as compared to what I’d get from an average SEO campaign for a small business (note that I am talking … [Read more...]

Do You Need 25 Hours in a Day to Meet All of Your Writing Deadlines?

If you’re like me, there never seems to be enough time in the day to get all your writing projects done. Having been a journalist for 22 years, I have literally written thousands (I lost count many years ago) of articles to this day. While some have been short projects, others have surpassed a couple thousand words each. So, while I work as a full-time content writer, I also freelance on the side. You … [Read more...]

How to Deal with Bizarre Content Requests as a Freelance Writer

While writers are often stereotyped as being antisocial and bizarre, sometimes the work writers are assigned is even more so. As a writer, offbeat requests can include interviewing artists nonstop at a concert without any scheduled breaks, being asked to change a write-up of an interviewee just to keep the peace, writing about an uncomfortable topic, or writing about something you've never even heard of. … [Read more...]

How to Create an Informal Editorial Calendar for Your Blog

If you use a blog as part of your freelancing marketing strategy, then you may have already faced that common question that many bloggers eventually struggle with: What shall I write about today? Even if you started your freelancing business blog with a ton of great ideas, eventually the day will come when those ideas will run dry. This struggle, often referred to as writer's block, can be at least partially … [Read more...]

Finding Your Writing Rhythm

As a freelancer, there is a constant conflict between the practical side and the creative side of your brain. Your practical side works at 1,000 miles an hour, quickly navigating the logistics of pitching a story, negotiating fees, and creating connections with editors. But once you land an article, you have to immediately switch to your creative side, that part of your brain that generates innovative ideas … [Read more...]

7 Unmissable Tips For Writing Great Content For The Web

If you think that every Tom, Dick and Harry can publish content on the web then you know what - you are absolutely right. Publishing is easy when we have services like blogger and wordpress that allows you to create a blog and start publishing your thoughts within minutes. It's so easy, it's not even funny. However, not everyone can create appealing content that captivates readers and that sometimes goes … [Read more...]