Whether you are looking to increase your blogging output or need to fulfill the requirements of a contract, learning how to mass-produce content is a big part of being a professional writer. Mass production allows you to take time off from writing when you need to and helps to hone your skills.
As someone who recently wrote twelve articles on April 30th [proof], I have a great strategy to churn out content. I don’t recommend writing twelve articles in a single day, but the strategy is solid for anyone wanting to batch their content.
When reading the work of your…
“Kaizen” is how I like to define my life. I didn’t know the word for the concept until recently. It is a Japanese term meaning “continuous improvement”. I don’t see how anyone would want to live differently.
Because I believe in constant self-improvement without being disappointed with my current self, I aim to live in the world I want, not the one I’m in.
This is an edgy way of saying I like to go against the flow when it helps me enjoy my life and doesn’t hurt anyone else. …
During my final year of university, I had a lovely boss who claimed she routinely went to work years ago while battling malaria. Imagine trying to get a guilt-free sick day working under someone like that. I don’t blame her for being a part of the “I suffered so you must suffer” work generation. In fact, she did me a huge favor and I thank her for it.
The experience put me on the right track — leaving the 9 to 5 office life forever.
As a freelancer, I no longer care about office politics. I won’t listen to people’s…
Freelancing is not for the weak-hearted. You will be rejected over and over again by potential clients, sometimes in very explicit, rude ways.
On the other hand, you will be able to choose who you work for, what time you wake up, and you have the ability to pick and choose your assignments.
In order to freelance, I had to overcome five mental hurdles to really get in the groove with things. Get a handle on these hurdles now so you don’t have issues later.
Of my lucky friends who are employed at this time, I make the least by…
Work, life, and professional boundaries become increasingly hazy the more time you spend functioning as a self-employed person. It’s difficult to tell the difference between what you do as your career and what you do as a side hustle when you’re the boss in both scenarios.
As a full-time freelancer and side hustle fanatic, here are three ways I define what serves as a side hustle and what constitutes a job. A job may seem more important in the present moment, but a side hustle certainly has the potential to grow and expand within your work life.
Freelance writers often need to negotiate their rates. One-off blog posts, ongoing contracts, promotional work, and other assignments are all different and require unique pricing.
As a full-time freelance writer since November 2020, I have a few different strategies I use to negotiate my rates. I always keep these 4 considerations in mind when dealing with potential clients.
I’m going to start with a personal example. I sell a profile/writing review service over on Fiverr. The goal of the service is to help clients earn more money writing each month by optimizing their work.
Many potential clients push back on…
It’s difficult to get everything done on your to-do list. I’m not a miracle worker; you won’t finish everything you set out to finish simply because your list-making skills have been made superior by my tips. Instead, my aim is to help you get more done each day.
I’m going to talk you through my strategy, how it works, and why it works. If you have any suggestions for your fellow readers or me to make this to-do list even more exceptional, feel free to let us know in the comments.
Without further ado, here is how I create a…
People read articles from popular writers and think, “I could write that.” They might be right. Some writers write in a casual style and appear to be easily replicable. However, the actual process of writing an article, editing it, and clamoring for it to be submitted may slow you down.
The key difference between famous people in all walks of life and you, besides money, is that they put themselves out there. They aren’t someone online thinking they have the ability, but not the follow-through. …
Blogging is booming. In 2020, there were 31 million bloggers in the United States alone, and 10 million of those bloggers had just begun their careers in the last six years. It’s hard to compete in such a jam-packed industry, but if you write about your passions and help others succeed, I like to think you have a decent chance.
Before people will repeatedly consume your content, they need some help finding and recognizing it as the unique, magical thing that it is. …
I saw an article by Tim Denning the other day that perfectly captured how I feel about freelancing. It’s titled, “Once You Make a Dollar on the Internet, There Is No Going Back to Normal”.
Although my income fluctuates each month, I would not trade this career for anything. I’ll never say never to working a traditional job, but here’s why I will always prefer working for myself. I think many freelancers feel the same way.
It’s very difficult to go back to the “real world” after having it all.
It feels different building up your own brand compared with…