Category: Business and Freelancing

Business and Freelancing

Sometimes Blogging Challenges and Writing Plans Don’t Work Out and It’s Not Your Fault!

This weekend I hit a snag in the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. You see, I didn’t get posts up at all, but it wasn’t a fault of my own. My hosting went down…to the point where I couldn’t access anything. It’s still bad, but I’m getting there with it and can at least sometimes post […]

Business and Freelancing

Why Sometimes You Need to Change Your Blog’s Theme

How long have you had your current theme for your blog? Is it time to change your blog’s theme? I’ve had this one on my writer mentor site for the last three years! Yes, three years of the same look! That’s longer than I’ve had my hair colour! Honestly, it’s time for a revamp and […]

Business and Freelancing

Returning to Work After a Long Break

I’ll soon be thinking about returning to work after taking a long break. My maternity leave will be over and I’ll need to build up my work load again. This isn’t the first time I’ve had to do this. I did it back in 2013 after having my first child. I was blessed to be […]

Business and Freelancing

Why the New Year ISN’T the Best Time for a Fresh Start

Many people assume that since it’s the New Year, it’s the perfect time to make a new start. It could be a fresh start on their business or even start up their business as they mean to go along. The problem is the New Year isn’t necessarily the best time for a fresh start. It […]

Business and Freelancing

Meeting With Clients: Should You Skype, Call or Meet Clients in Person?

Meeting with clients is an important part of freelance blogging for private clients. You need to get to know more about the individual, the company and the type of content the client wants. While emails are great, you want to discuss elements. There are three main options when it comes to meeting your clients, but […]

Business and Freelancing

Can Writing About News Help Your Business?

Writing about current events can lead to more eyes landing on your blog. As a freelance writer, I cover a number of news events for various websites, but vary rarely cover them on this blog. There’s one reason for that—the news events that I write about wouldn’t work for my audience here. When writing about […]

Business and Freelancing

Why You Shouldn’t Burn Bridges With Clients

You have a pain in the butt clients, and all you want to do is get rid of them. Burning bridges seems like the easiest thing to do. But it can actually be the worst thing for you to do as a freelance writer. It can really come back to bite you in the proverbial […]

Business and Freelancing

Could Email Lists Damage Your Business?

After posting my blog post the other day about email lists and the benefits of them, I had a private message from someone saying they were bad ideas. She said that they damaged business because people just don’t want to receive emails. It’s seen as an intrusion. She says that she barely touches emails that […]

Business and Freelancing

Weekly Roundup: Tax Time for Freelancers

Last week I did a series on tax time for freelancers. It might be something I revisit for a monthly series in the future, because there is a lot more that I want to cover. But right now I’m going to leave it as it is. My apologies for not getting this up on Saturday. […]

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Can Freelance Writers Make a Living on Micro-Job Sites

Is it possible for freelance writers to make a living on micro-job sites? I’ve got to be honest and say that I personally don’t think so. Micro-job sites are useful. You can offer your services and build your portfolio. Since you set the parameters for your gigs, you can clearly state that all work still […]

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