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Did you know you can start a blog and turn that into a business?
I’ve been blogging since 2014. I have two blogs – Elna Cain to help with freelance writers and Twins Mommy to help moms make money blogging. I get emails all the time asking for help on how to start a blog for their freelance business or as a way to earn an income and grow their brand.
I’m sorry to tell you but –
If you don’t have access to a computer or laptop you can’t do writing online.
And I’ll go as far as saying you should own a laptop or computer if you want to make a living as a writer.
No matter what type of writing you’re doing, such as writing your next (or first) magazine article, writing blogs for yourself or others, or working on essays for college, a writer needs to have a reliable laptop to work with.
A popular question I get from new freelancers and copywriters is:
“How do you find copywriting clients?”
This is a HUGE question but a very important one.
I’m currently dealing with a difficult client.
And this is a high-paying freelance writing project too.
It’s not fun since I’ve been freelance writing since 2014, and you would think I wouldn’t be dealing with difficult clients!
You finally landed a freelance writing client, and you’re ecstatic.
You go through the onboarding process with your new client, and they give you a content brief in the next few days.
Writing is a form of creativity, and as freelance writers, it’s our job to write compelling blog posts, white papers, case studies, or any content a client wants.
And because we write, this job can take a toll on us whether we like it or not.
I never understood this idea of: even though you have the TIME to do the work, you may not have the ENERGY to do it.
I recently checked out my online writing portfolio, and guess what I found?
A dead link!
Since I’ve been freelance writing for almost a decade, for some reason I wasn’t paying too much attention to my portfolio.
But, not anymore. I’m still actively landing writing jobs, and I need my writing portfolio online to act as a tool to help me land amazing jobs.
Right now, you’re probably feeling threatened.
This is shocking!
I discovered that the true answer to how much new freelance writers make remains low – $10/hour.
Writers are struggling financially, and I think I know why.
What’s the fastest way to build your freelance writing business when people are losing their jobs everywhere you look?
The tech and media industries are laying off thousands of workers.
If you are one of the 63% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, then budgeting is a must.
Fortunately, adding a side hustle like freelance writing, can help you live more freely (travel around the world) and sustainably.
One of the best reasons I love about being a freelance writer is you can make up your own salary and rates.