Starting out as a freelance writer requires more than a strong determination. You may need to accept low-paying assignments just to break into the profession. For this reason, many new writers work for content mills. Despite its bad reputation, there are actually some pros in writing for these companies.
Being a writer is like being a browser with hundreds of tabs open. You have tons of ideas flying by at every moment, but might not have enough time to capture them. The good news is, the more you build the habit of writing, the more you can jot down. And writing can even help with the biggest questions of all.
Writers are trained in, well, writing. Most don't have a background in marketing. Fear not! If you're new to the content marketing process, this guide from AppInstitute will help you get started.
Learn how to write content for the new conversational search tool on voice devices to provide the one answer customers want. Author Zara Altair provides content writers with a sound strategy and eight steps to get started.
Writing professionally is one of the most flexible careers out there. You can work from anywhere in the world at any time of the day or night. Charging the right rates determines your lifestyle and financial independence as a working writer.
When people hear that you're a writer, they likely respond in one of two ways: they assume you make the big bucks or they suggest you go out and get a real job. In 2018, there are plenty of ways to make a good living as a writer. In this post, we examine some of the best.
Everywhere you look, there are chatbots taking over customer service, self-driving cars populating the roads, and virtual reality games augmenting the real world. But will AI ever truly take over writing from humans? Author Kathy Edens explains why not.
Craigslist has a huge number of opportunities, but you'll need these shortcuts to make the platform worth your while.
The Writing Cooperative is an online writing community with over 100,000 followers on Medium and 2,200 members on Slack. Despite its massive size, The Writing Cooperative started with just two people who never met. This is the story of how it all began.
Many freelancers today, even those at the top, have no formal education—just years of working in the trenches to learn what makes content effective. With content mills making the barrier to entry low for writers, how can you stand out from the crowd if you don’t have experience? This is where certifications can help. Read about six online options to build your credentials.
Four years into my professional content marketing career, and a year into running a joint venture agency, it has finally dawned on me. How well an article is written is trumped EVERY SINGLE TIME by the quality of the promotion tactics backing it. Before your pencil-gnashing breaks that thing in two – let me explain!
As a writer, finding paying jobs is likely the most difficult job of all. The solution? The cold pitch.
With mobile and voice device usage increasing, answering customers’ questions is the key to relevancy. Here are some tips on sourcing the best questions to answer.
Attracting and keeping clients can make or break a freelancer's career. Fortunately, the advent of PPC marketing has made it easier for freelancers to find their ideal clients.
Here are a few tips to help you build a portfolio that maintains your ghostwriting clients’ confidentiality while still proving your abilities.