New Year Tips & Reminders for Freelance Writers
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by Jennifer Mattern
2w ago
I hope your new year is off to a great start. Have you run through all your basic new year business tasks yet? If not, no worries. I'm still hashing out some of mine too. Not sure what kinds of tasks I mean? Let's look at ten new year tips and reminders appropriate for most freelance writers -- things you might want to review or update before we get too far into January. You can put these new year tips on your annual to-do list, and consider repeating some every quarter or six months as-needed. 1. Update your copyright notices. If you have a professional website or blog and your footer copyri ..read more
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2023 Freelance Writing Resolutions
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by Jennifer Mattern
3w ago
Happy new year fellow writers. It's been quite some time since we've talked about new year's resolutions and goal-planning here at All Freelance Writing. Now feels like a great time. I'm a big fan of resolutions, both on the personal and professional fronts. So today I'm going to share some of my 2023 freelance writing resolutions and goals related to freelance-adjacent areas of my business. For some of you, freelance writing might be your entire business. In my own case, I have a three-prong approach to consider: Freelance work (freelance writing, marketing and PR consulting, training, thou ..read more
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15 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs
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by Jennifer Mattern
3M ago
One of the most common questions I get from new freelance writers is “Where can I find freelance writing jobs?” And a common place for freelancers to start is to seek advertised gigs on job boards and related sites. Not sure where to start a search of your own? Let’s explore 15 places where you can find freelance writing jobs, and then let’s talk about why (and how) you can do even better. Where to Find Freelance Writing Jobs These are the 15 places to find freelance writing job that we’ll take a closer look at below. There are no ratings or rankings. They’re grouped by resource type. All Fr ..read more
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Why Your Hourly Freelance Writing Rate Matters
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by Jennifer Mattern
4M ago
We've talked about freelance writing fees quite a bit here over the years, but today we're going to focus on something that doesn't always get enough love in the freelance writing community: hourly freelance writing rates. Don't get me wrong. Hourly rates aren't an ideal billing strategy, and we'll talk about why. I can't think of a single case where I'd recommend them for a writing gig. That said, hourly freelance writing rates are important when it comes to setting other fee types and growing your freelance writing business. Freelance Writing Rate Types Let's start by looking at the various ..read more
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Paying Essay Markets for Freelance Writers
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by Jennifer Mattern
4M ago
How would you like to get paid for your thoughts or stories about your lived experiences? From personal essays to issue-based ones, freelance essay markets might be a good fit for you. Below you'll find a collection of paying writers' markets that accept essay pitches or submissions from freelance writers. Paying Essay Markets Adventure Cycling They pay $.30-.60 per word typically (for first rights) based on the length of their relationship with the writer. They accept both feature stories about adventure cycling / biking such as 2000-3000 word personal accounts about bicycle trips, and "Fina ..read more
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Paying Markets Seeking Submissions from Under-Represented Writers
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by Jennifer Mattern
5M ago
Competition for publication is not equal. Some of us have it easier than others. And some writers face challenges and prejudices others of us don't. If you are a member of a group of under-represented writers (based on race, gender, disability, etc.), this market list is for you. Below you'll find a collection of publications, both print and online, specifically seeking pitches or submissions from under-represented groups of writers. You can learn more below, but know these market lists are always evolving, so if you don't find something that interests you today, check back later for addition ..read more
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Reflecting on My 2021 Freelance Writing Predictions
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by Jennifer Mattern
6M ago
Note: The following is an archived email newsletter, originally distributed on February 7, 2022. Minor updates were made as-necessary. To receive content like this before it appears in archives, subscribe to the All Freelance Writing newsletter and blog updates. In a prior newsletter, I made a few predictions about what I thought 2021 might have in store for the freelance writing community. Let's look back on those and see how things played out. But first, here's what I expected to see: Demand for freelance services would slowly, but significantly, increase. Search visibility for freelan ..read more
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Sharon Hurley Hall on Freelance Writing, Anti-Racism, & Lifting Up Fellow Writers
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by Jennifer Mattern
6M ago
Note: The following is an archived email newsletter, originally distributed on April 21, 2021. Minor updates were made as-necessary. To receive content like this before it appears in archives, subscribe to the All Freelance Writing newsletter and blog updates. Not long ago on the blog, we talked about revenue share schemes, third party blog and newsletter services, and why you're usually better off hosting your own content. In that post, we looked at a recent experience Sharon Hurley Hall had that led to her decision to switch from Medium to Substack. Sharon's a p ..read more
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Twitter Revenue Share on the Way?
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by Jennifer Mattern
6M ago
Note: The following is an archived email newsletter, originally distributed on March 1, 2021. Minor updates were made as-necessary. To receive content like this before it appears in archives, subscribe to the All Freelance Writing newsletter and blog updates. As if it isn't bad enough revenue sharing schemes are on the rise when it comes to blogging and newsletters, it looks like they might be invading social networks next. While Twitter helped inspire this week's post by plastering their Revue promotion across my feed (they recently acquired the company), a recent announcement at an investor ..read more
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10 Ways to Land Your First Freelance Writing Job
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by Jennifer Mattern
1y ago
Your first freelance writing job can be the most difficult to land. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Potential clients are all around you, and you might be closer to your first than you realize. Or maybe they’re halfway across the world and you just haven’t figured out how to find them yet. Let’s look at some ways you can land your first gig as a new freelance writer (and additional ones as you go along). Bonus: Each of these options can be explored with little to no investment. How to Find Your First Freelance Writing Job Here are 10 ways to land your very first freelance writing gig: Wo ..read more
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