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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.
My portfolio is dwindling.
At first, I noticed only a few writing samples on my portfolio page didn’t go to my post.
So, lately, whenever I check different job boards and platforms, I’ve been noticing something shifting with freelance writing jobs.
At first, I only saw one or two jobs, but then as the months rolled by, it seemed like whole job boards are dedicated to these seemingly-looking freelance writing jobs.
Yes, they even lean on being fake freelance writing jobs.
When I started using LinkedIn as a freelance writer, I thought of it as a resume platform.
Fill in your information, where you worked, and there you go – freelance jobs would come to me.
I soon learned there was more to optimizing your profile than just listing your past work.
For most freelance writers, December means beginning year-end tasks.
It means wrapping up any loose ends in their business and preparing for a new year and plan.
December typically means something other than landing new writing jobs since many companies slow down the hiring process during this time.
Over on my Youtube channel, I posted a couple of videos on different websites that pay you to write.
The websites I showed were paying two hundred dollars to three hundred dollars and upwards of five hundred dollars to guest post.
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.