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How to Find Travel Writing Assignments. Makealivingwriting.com

6 Assignment-Seeking Tips from a Digital Nomad

So you want to get into travel writing? Every day you flick through dozens of glossy magazine features. You scroll past hundreds of aspirational Instagram posts about travel writing. You’ve probably even heard about some Irish guy who started with a $50 ad on his…
Reconsider "twisting the knife" in your Upwork profile

What clients REALLY want to see in your Upwork profile

I’ve recently been reviewing Upwork profiles for students of my Secrets Of A Six-Figure Upworker course and I noticed something interesting… Some people — especially copywriters — tend to use “pain points” to try to sell clients on working with them. The idea is to…
Let’s talk about some freelancing phrases that need to die...

Freelancing words that need to die

I don’t know whose idea it was to call dog cages “crates,” but I’ll bet that person is very rich right now. Ditto for whoever replaced the term “genetically engineered foods” with “genetically modified foods”. Then there’s the story of two bricklayers, laying brick for…
Competition with freelancing isn

How competitive is freelancing, really?

If you and I are both oral surgeons, and John needs his wisdom teeth pulled, only one of us can get his business. The other one is out of luck. In other words oral surgery is a competitive business. Freelancing is different. It’s kind of…
Mindset Manifesto: How to Be a Freelance Writer. Makealivingwriting.com

How to Be a Freelance Writer: The Mindset Manifesto

Many would-be freelance writers ask me what the first step should be in their journey. Many struggling mid-career writers also wonder what they may be doing wrong. If you’ve wondered how to be a freelance writer who earns well at it, my answer is: It…

Freelance Weekly | Design Tips for A More Productive Home Office

More and more, companies are offering employees the chance to work from the comfort of their home. However, that comfortable environment is not always a productive environment. Though working remotely has obvious time and money-saving benefits, telecommuting can become disastrous to the distracted at-home worker.…