Category Archives: Freelance Writing

Hallelujah Rejection!

My SASE was the only piece of mail in my post office box. I figured I already knew what it said, but I opened it anyway. “Thanks for letting me see this story, but it just isn’t right for me at this time. Please try me again with your next story.” On stationery from The…

Seven Excellent Reasons to Enter Writing Contests

Contests for writers are everywhere – it’s almost impossible to avoid them. Not that you should. Entering writing contests can be extremely beneficial to both new and established writers. Writing contests offer a variety of prizes for winners such as publication, trips, gifts and goodies, or cash prizes. Some contests simply award you with a…

How to Break Into Freelance Writing

In the few years I’ve been freelancing, I’ve sold a several hundred articles to more than thirty magazines, newspapers and websites. I get asked on a regular basis on how to break into freelance, so here are a few tips. One of the most basic and important things is to be able to write, and…

How Magazines Pay for Your Work

This is one of the most important aspects of writing for magazine and journals because it will have a bearing on which publication you write for and when. There are 3 main ways that magazines pay for articles. They are: By word, by page or by assignment. I’ve worked for clients who use all of…

How To Find Paying Magazines With Keyword Research

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to find those great writing jobs using keyword research. If you’re not familiar with the ways that you can search online, here are some simple, yet important things to consider. There are 3 main keyword searching options to find great writing jobs online. These are: Broad Match, Phrase Match…

5 Strategies For Success As A Freelance Writer

Freelance writing is one of the better self-employed occupations you can have, partly because you now have the ability to chart your own course for success, instead of having someone else (as in a job) do it for you. With that freedom also comes responsibility, especially for managing your time and space. What you do…

The Value of the Editor

The editor is an important member of any publication. Among other things, the editor acts as a gatekeeper, in addition to editing your articles. Some writers hate editors because they are afraid that if the editor changes their copy, he/she will destroy the integrity of their work. The reality is a different story. The editor…

4 Fast Methods of Finding Freelance Writing Work

In this article, we’re going to look at 4 fast methods of  ways of starting your career as a freelance writer. These are: Write for Free, Write Book Reviews, Write Profiles and Look for Editing Jobs. Writing for free is a great way of getting started and is a method I’ve used many times in…

Are You Committed to Writing?

If you are committed to being a freelance writer, you will need to have a marketing plan in place. You will also have a commitment to learning the craft of writing on various subjects; how to calculate the keyword density for the articles you write that require SEO keywords as part of the requirement given…

Are You a Writer or an Author?

I encourage authors to become writers. Here is the distinction: An author is someone with authority. That is, you are an author if you have something you wish to convey to readers, whether it is a story you have invented, an experience you feel is instructive, an opinion you want to express, or knowledge you…