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Blogging, Productivity On Thursday I started with a list of 9 online tools that are great for boosting the productivity of freelance writers. I went over 6 tools that can help you track your work, create invoices, and get paid quickly and securely. I also mentioned 3 sites that can help you to find freelance writing jobs and projects, which means more income for you. Today I’ll finish up the list with the last 9 tools – 3 more sites for finding freelance ...Continue reading
Blogging, Productivity If you’re a freelance writer and work from home (or even if you don’t), there are sure to be days where productivity is not as great as it could be. Speaking from personal experience, I know that no matter how “perfect” your home office may be, there will always be some kind of distraction. Whether it’s personal issues standing in your way, procrastination, or just pure laziness, it doesn’t take much to ...Continue reading
Writing One of the biggest challenges a person faces in the freelance world is finding new clients. This holds true whether you are a freelance writer or a freelance web developer and designer. Having repeat customers is a nice way to ensure you have steady income, but if you want to increase your income you have to constantly be on the look-out for new clients. Many freelancers become overwhelmed at the thought of pursuing new clients. They ...Continue reading
Promote your blog If you’re like me then you see all the technology that’s available today with a twinkle in your eye. And the truth is that I’m no technical wizard (I even wrote my first few blogs long hand on a notepad at the local library) so it’s not that I understand all those wonderful things that the Twitter and WordPress Plugins and other gizmos can do for promotion; to be honest I’m just hoping to tap a vein in the Internet that’s full of ...Continue reading
Blogging In yesterday’s post, we went over a cold-calling script freelancers writers can use to drum up more freelance writing jobs. Today, as promised, I want to discuss some do’s and don’ts of cold calling. At the end, I’ll tell you a friendly group with which to start your cold calling campaign. I’ve been on both sides of the hiring desk, so what I’m about to relay is from my personal experience. Your preferences, experiences and way of ...Continue reading
Blogging In my last post here, we discussed if cold calling was a viable way to land freelance writing gigs. In my opinion, it definitely is. However, it scares the bejeezus out of most people. I devised a method that got me past the fear. While I never grew to enjoy cold calling when I used to do it, I did come to dread it less using the method below. Take the Fear Out of Cold Calling: The Email, Call, Email System The thing that makes cold calling so ...Continue reading
Writing Yesterday, I talked to a fairly new freelance writer. She’d been freelancing for about a year-and-a half, I think she said. She cold called me – which rarely happens. I get tons of email from freelancers wanting to work with my firm; but I can count the number of times I’ve received cold calls on one hand. It practically never happens. So, Does It Work? Without a doubt. In my opinion, cold calling is one of the quickest and easiest ways to ...Continue reading