freelance writing

Freelance writing. Blog posts on all aspects of freelance writing. From where to find the best writing jobs to how to move away from content mills. You will also find blog posts on writing rates, how to start a portfolio, how to create writing samples, how to create a website and aspects you should avoid. Diary of a Freelancer features effective advice on how to guest post on websites and blogs to build authority in your niche, as well as how to make a consistant income freelancing. Discover actionable tips, free downloads, workbooks and cheetsheets to help you get started and build a career you love working from home.

How to Find Your Freelance Writing Niche

You’ve probably heard a lot of writers mention their freelance writing niche. But, what is a niche and is it really as important as it seems?

Let’s get straight down to business – a freelance writing niche is essentially the subject or topics you want to write about. So, if your niche is technology, you’re going to be writing about tech topics.

Why is a freelance writing niche important?

  • By choosing a freelance writing niche, you’ll be able to position yourself as an expert in that area.
  • You’ll be able to charge higher fees due to your expertise.
  • You’ll be able to define your ideal client – you’ll know where they hang out so it’s much easier to pitch to them.


How I Earned Over $500 With One Simple Freelance Blogger Pitch

One of the most effective ways to land a freelance blogger or writing job is to pitch. Pitching is an essential part of being a freelance writer and while it might seem like an overwhelming process, it’s actually pretty straightforward once you know how.

In this post, I want to show you an example of a simple pitch I created that landed me over $500 of work.

Related: a 3 step magical formula for creating a freelance writing pitch.

A pitch doesn’t need to be a NobelĀ prize winning piece. In fact, some of the most concise pitches have landed me high paying clients.


How To Create A Powerful Freelance Writing Portfolio With No Experience

Why do you need a freelance writing portfolio?

A great freelance writing portfolio is going to land you the writing jobs you want, help you to get paid what you deserve and sell your services. If you’re a new freelance writer you may be wondering how you can build a writing portfolio when you have zero experience!

When I started out, I didn’tĀ even have a portfolio and it cost me work! Sure, I had a few samples I used that I linked from my blog but a portfolio would have made me stand out from the crowd and scored me better-paid work.

Luckily, there is an awesome way of building a writing portfolio, even if you’ve never had a paying client.