by Catherine L. Tully
Mmmmm. Today I have a special treat for FZ readers–a freelance advice sampler for writers. I surfed around and gathered up some great pages for you to check out…hope you like them!
On Problogger: The Best Writing Advice. Ever.
On The Writer’s Technology Companion: 20 High-Tech Tools For Writers.
On Write to Done: Why You Should Shoot Adverbs On Sight.
On Copyblogger: 20 Warning Signs That Your Contact Sucks.
On All Freelance Writing: 7 Freelance Healthcare Options.
Happy reading! Let us know if you found something here helpful.
by Catherine L. Tully
Hey! Just a quick post to let everyone know that I will be doing a regular series on “Writing For Print” on All Freelance Writing. This is a great site and I highly recommend it for both new and experienced freelance writers. Owner/Author Jennifer Mattern has pulled together a very eclectic group of freelancers–and they are all sharing advice and opinions that can help you advance your career.
Drop by and take a peek–and bookmark this site–it’s terrific!
Jennifer Mattern has some sage advice for writers who want to branch out as professional bloggers. Do you want to start earning money from your own blog? Mattern’s article is a great place to begin, but even if you’ve been in the blogging game for a while, check out her Make Money Blogging post and have a look. You’ll find some good advice I think gets overlooked in the rush to sign up for affiliate marketing programs and Google Ads; there is plenty of money to be made with e-books and digital downloads.
Of course, you have to have something to say in those e-books and downloads, but that’s another issue for another post. The real value of this article is in the common-sense approach it takes. No, not all bloggers are going to earn big money from their work. Mattern points out that many people just don’t know how to market a blog effectively. But those who take the time to learn the ropes and follow the advice laid out in the article stand a much greater chance of getting those paychecks.
I love AllFreelanceWriting.com for its BS-free writing and a complete refusal to claim that ANYBODY can do this stuff. The advice is great, the attitude is much appreciated, and if you need a good kick in the pants motivationally speaking, this site is the place. Recommended.