The (U.S.) Freelancers Union has announced the topic for its September meeting: Living the 4-Hour Work Week. Yes, the New York City-based organization will share helpful hints on how to make enough dough to live in one of the country’s most expensive cities while working one-half day per week. Just what freelancers need. (That’s sarcasm.)
It’s not unusual for a freelance marcom writing client to request revisions. It doesn’t mean we have failed. It’s simply part of the job. Therefore, we should take this possibility into consideration in our contract.
This week a reader wrote me, asking if she even “stands a chance” at building a freelance business-writing career. She has a lifetime of experience in teaching writing, including technical and business writing, and she has also worked more recently…
Don’t you wish you had more data on what U.S. freelancers currently charge? When setting our freelance writing rates, we find it invaluable to access the going rate. However, current data are few and far between. So it’s important…
Creativity is fine if that is what the freelancing or consulting assignment calls for, but it is easy for a solopro to miss the mark on an assignment by being too creative.
Bad advice for freelance writers: If you don’t want to take an assignment, quote a price that is so high that the prospect will surely reject the offer. And if by surprise he accepts it, you’ll earn a remarkable sum.
An easy-to-implement idea for developing meaningful, thoughtful content
A recent survey of advertising and PR agencies finds there are substantial business opportunities for agencies because media fragmentation creates more niches for agencies to serve. Companies are more open to trying various agencies to serve narrow niches.
Here’s what you don’t have to know to start freelance writing: You don’t have to be deeply knowledgeable about everything that is going on in your industry. And you don’t have to know how to best optimize clients’ copy for the search engines without asking them how they have decided to do it.
Here is a sure-fire way to identify the best prospects for your freelance writing services: Look at their online presence and go after businesses that have posted the best and the most writing (relative to their size).