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.
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.