For this week, I thought I’d switch it up and present my readers with a round-up post of some of my favorite blog posts from other freelance writers and bloggers.
I tend to read only a few blogs in any given week since I’m super busy writing for my clients and working on scaling my freelance writing business.
The few blogs I do go to are mostly freelance writing blogs or blogs about blogging. So, I thought I’d share 8 of my favorite posts that I’ve read recently to help you out in your career.
I’ll break up my post into two sections: blog posts about freelance writing and blog posts about blogging. I feel it’s always a good idea for freelance writers to read posts on blogging as this is one of the main forms of writing freelance writers take on.
So, let’s get started.
My Top 4 Must Read Freelance Writing Posts
1. How to Stay Motivated Through Tough Times
By: Cat Miller from Freelancer FAQs
Cat shares five legit ways to lower your stress as a freelancer and gain some motivation so you can get back into your business and land more clients!
2. How to Ask for a Raise (and Get One) From Your #Freelancing Client
By: Lorraine Reguly from Wording Well
Lorraine, a real life friend of mine, gives a detailed account of how she was able to get a raise from one of her clients. She gives up the exact emails she used to negotiate a better rate for her skills. Check out her post to kick your negotiation tactics up a notch or two.
3. 24 Hours to a More Successful Freelance Writing Career
By: Jennifer Mattern from All Indie Writers
Jennifer dishes sound advice to get your freelance writing in gear with 3 specific things you can do today.
If you feel like your freelance writing career is stuck in a rut, then read Jenn’s post. It will help you see the bigger picture by focusing on the little things to land you more gigs and make you more money.
4. How to Get Traffic to Your Author Website: 30+ Tips for Discouraged Writers
By: Kimberly Grabas from Your Writer Platform
Kimberly lays it all out for newbie writers. She gives many tips on making your site a magnet for traffic. Learn how to optimize your website, profiles and content to achieve the holy grail of blogging– targeted traffic.
My Top 4 Must Read Blogging Posts
1. How to Choose a Blog Name You Won’t Regret: The Definitive Guide
By: Blogging Wizard
Blogging Wizard is one of my clients and this post is a great post for brand new bloggers. Defining your blog niche is a challenge for a lot of us. Here is the definitive guide from a great freelance writer!
2. 4 Best Ways to Keep People on Your Blog Longer
By: Me from Twins Mommy
On my other blog, Twins Mommy, I share with you how you can get those new readers that click to your blog post to stay longer. How do you capture their attention long enough to read the first sentence? And then the second and so on and so on?
Learn the four effective tips to get those readers on your blog to stay.
3. 5 Elements that Build a Roster of Terrific Clients
By: Sonia Simone from Copybloggger
Sonia has great post on what is needed to gain a full list of terrific clients for you!
4. 7 Essential Ingredients for Branding a Blog
By: Dre Beltrami The Branded Solopreneur
If you don’t know who Dre is, then you must be living on a boat in the middle of the ocean!
Dre is a bad ass when it comes to branding your little blogging butt off. This post has all the ingredients you need to get your blog recognized. What’s awesome about her posts is she also provides visual examples of what she’s talking about – super awesome. So, stop reading this and go visit Dre!
There You Have It!
Here are 8 posts I want you to read right now. Bookmark them, print them out or do whatever, but make sure to read each and every one of them. Also remember to share their post too!
If you are a regular on my blog then you know I’ve started a blog series called Getting Paid to Write: A Step-by-Step Approach. I’m helping people who are interested in freelance writing learn the ropes on getting paid to write.
I’m also opening up my coaching services and if you need some 1:1 support, shoot me an email at [email protected]!
My next part in my series will be up next week, so be on the lookout for that!
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