One thing that I’m sure puts many off working from home is the thought of not making a consistent income from freelance writing. I used to be one of those people!
Two years ago, I was unemployed, my confidence was at all time low, and I was struggling with depression and anxiety. I had two choices; I had the opportunity to undertake work experience in a local retail store (which was unpaid) or I could follow my ambitions and take a leap of faith into becoming a freelance writer.
Luckily, I chose the latter!
Freelance writing can be a tough gig. Heck, any freelance business has its ups and downs.
When I started out writing, I was so happy to get my first couple of freelance writing jobs, I didn’t care that I was only being paid $10 to write 500 words. Ouch! Not a highlight in my freelance career.
When you’re starting out or going through a quiet period in your business, it’s tempting to take on any work you can get. But, you should not be charging peanuts for your work – you’re worth way more than that!
There may be a few reasons why you’re struggling to find freelance writing jobs. You might be familiar with a few of these scenarios – don’t worry, there a few easy ways to fix them!
If you want to build your creative business or your reputation as a freelance writer, the most effective method is guest posting.
Guest posting is an incredible marketing strategy. With the correct guest posting methods, guest posting on other sites can take your business from stagnant to stratospheric. We’re not just talking about growing your website’s traffic (though, that will happen too!).
If you’re still unsure as to whether guest posting is for you, take a look at these three reasons as to why you need to hop on this awesome marketing strategy.
During my little hiatus on this platform, I was busy beavering away on my other blog, Diary of a Freelancer. Unlike this site, Diary of a Freelancer is based around how to get started as a writer, building an online business and making a consistent income from your work.
After blogging for over 4 years (Yup, I missed my blogs birthday!) I’m now a full time copywriter, and one of the main questions I get asked is how I started freelance writing without beginning my career in a traditional way. The answer – Blogging!
I know a lot of bloggers want to become paid writers and start their own business. That’s why I’ve written an awesome 5 day email course called From Blogger to Freelancer. The best part, it’s completely FREE!
In this email course, you’ll receive 5 modules covering;
- Using your blog content
- Effective guest posting
- Promoting your services
- How to get paid work
- Creating a portfolio
If you want to sign up for this FREE course, just grab it here!
Wow, it’s definitely been a while since I posted on here. So, what happened? As with everything, life got in the way, and to be honest, my heart wasn’t into blogging for a long time. Juggling a full-time job, second website, family, boyfriend and other things has meant less time for hobbies, so this blog had to take a back seat. Recently my love for blogging has been re-ignited, so after a change of platform (I’ve moved over to WordPress), a new design and a new camera, I’m finally ready to get my blog on again. I’ve got so many things to talk about! I can’t wait to get posting and share some cool things with you guys! Thanks for sticking with me!