Category: Freelance Writing

Freelance Writing

Writer Health Tips: How Getting Your Work Life Balance Is Good for Your Mental Health

In Fitness and Health Friday, it’s time to focus on getting a work life balance. My writer health tips aren’t just going to be about looking after your physical health. I want you to look after your mental health, too. I’ll be honest with you. While writing this blog post, I just want to take […]

Freelance Writing

How I Kept My Freelance Business Alive During a Second Baby Break

In June 2013, I shared how I doubled my writing income after taking a baby break on Make a Living Writing. Many writers think they need to constantly work or they will lose out on their income, but it definitely isn’t the case. In 2015 and 2016, I took another baby break. This was slightly […]

Freelance Writing

5 Desk Workouts to Be a Fit Freelance Writer

Freelance writing involves a lot of sitting. If you’re anything like I used to be, you’ll hardly ever stand during the day, except for toilet and tea breaks. It’s so unhealthy, and not just for your weight. You can be a fit freelance writer. I know of plenty who are and I did shed 50+ […]

Freelance Writing

My Top 5 Tools for Time Management for Writing

You want to be a freelance writer. You want to start right now and get your first clients. That’s great! I love enthusiasm! In 2016, you set the goal to make your first $1,000 per month freelance writing in 2017—or maybe your writing goal was higher. Whatever the goal, it’s 2017 and now you’re stuck. […]

Freelance Writing

What I Wish I Knew About Writing Over the Holidays

When I first started freelance writing, I worked all the time. I know I’ve shared this with you in the past. I never took a day off work and would barely look after myself. Part of me started working from home because I was fed up of relying on an employer to decide he wanted […]

Freelance Writing

Freelance Writer Weight Loss Tips: Lose Weight While Stuck Behind a Desk

The freelance writing life is a sedentary one. We spend hours sitting and it’s just not good for us. After all, sitting is the new smoking. But it’s not always easy to get up and about. We can’t always get the exercise in, especially if we’re just starting out in the writing world. How are […]

Freelance Writing

Why You Shouldn’t Be a Freelance Writer

So on Monday I shared some truths about freelance writing, making it clear that it may not be for you right now. I want to continue these truths. Being a freelance writer isn’t for everyone. We’re not all cut out for finding clients and getting work done on time. This doesn’t mean you’re not going […]

Freelance Writing

3 Ways a Writing Mentor Helped Me and Why I Think You Should Get One

I know what you’re initially thinking when reading this blog post. I’m just out for your money. That definitely isn’t the case. Sure, I am a writing mentor and this is a service that I offer, but I’m not just doing it for the money. I want to help you become a better writer, which […]

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4 Tips for Writing When You Don’t Have an Internet Connection

After moving country, I didn’t have a permanent internet connection for three weeks. I won’t lie. It was hell! I had planned for a week without internet, but I thought with three weeks of nothing I’d be lost. I’m not exaggerating when all these thoughts of losing clients and not being able to grow my […]

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The Day in the Life of a Writer During the 30-Day Blogging Challenge

I thought I’d share an update on the day in the life of a writer…more like a day in the life of me. I did do this a few months ago, but at the time I was in the UK, doing this more on a part time basis while looking after two small children. Now […]

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