While researching, writing, and editing hundreds of thousands of words throughout my nearly twenty-year career, I’ve observed several fundamental practices regarding the craft. Because writers are working toward improving their business, it’s my goal to share them.
When you see a writer disappear from social media, do you wonder what’s happened to them? Are they writing? Do they have another job keeping them away? Did they forget to post? What’s happening?
We’re all looking for that “secret sauce.” Is there a magic recipe for selling our articles? Will our words win out over everyone else’s? If you’ve recently launched a blog or are selling content on a publishing platform, content marketing is a familiar term.
Have you ever read a blog that immediately pulls you in? You can relate to what the author is saying–almost like they’re reading your mind? As a result, you feel compelled to respond with a comment or by sharing their post? You might also go as far as bookmarking their post or using it as a link in one of yours in the future.
If you’re not working remotely full-time for a company, then there’s likely a niggling in the back of your mind—where am I going to find my next freelance writing lead? It’s a question novice, as well as seasoned freelance writers face. We have a steady stream of work from our anchor clients, in addition to one-off assignments coming in.
It’s already after one o’clock in the afternoon, and I can’t believe how quickly this day has passed. I’ve been working on a variety of projects and checking off things on my to-do list. However, when I look at the clock, my first thought is, “OH NO! I haven’t earned any money yet today!