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Eats Shoots and Leaves

If you’ve read the book “Eats, Shoots and Leaves” by Lynne Truss, you know just how important commas and other punctuation are in delivering the right message. As a freelance writer, making a great impression with your client means crafting copy that is practically...

How to write a blog that pays $1/word

While our free video training has been going out, people have been asking me a lot of questions. One of the top questions I am getting is “How do I write blogs that will pay well?” I talk about exactly that in this week’s short video. For more information about...

Believe in Yourself

I learned early on in this business that if you believe in yourself, anything is possible. Of course, often we are plagued by self-doubt (the worst critic is the one between your ears), fearful or simply unsure of the next step. This video talks about some of the tips...

Start a Sales Conversation with Your Business Card

We all live in a digital world where LinkedIn, Facebook and other social platforms have pretty much replaced the traditional business card in terms of connecting. But I still find the business card to be one of my most useful tools to find and connect with new...

The One Question Every Freelance Writer Wants Answered

Every writer worries that they aren’t good enough to be successful. I get that. It is “the writer fraud syndrome”, and every writer – even those who are already successful and being paid, suffer from self-doubt from time to time. So the question every freelance writer...

I Can’t Do it For You, But I Can Show You the Way

You need to have a vision and a goal and then keep on “doing the Do things”. At first it will feel like it isn’t going to happen, and then one day you will wake up and discover you’ve got clients and projects, and you’ll realize your 6-Figure career is really taking...

Why Email is Like Dating

If you are in business, you need to build a list of clients (or a list of potential clients) who will buy your writing services. One of the tools you need in your kit-bag is a regular way to reach out and keep your client/prospect list warm. Email is the best tool for...

Technology companies WANT great writers!

I delivered a session to 180 technology companies who were eager to learn how to create a monthly supply of content – in the survey results we ranked in the top 10 for value. Watch the full video for the surprise at the end. Technology companies WANT...

Procrastination? Maybe It’s Part of the Process

This week several writers in our community, along with myself, commiserated and shared our personal struggles with that awful “P” word – procrastination. While it is true that we often struggle to get started, that is simply a part of the process, and we all need our...

Read to Learn and Remain Current

I talk about why reading can be a writer’s best friend and why “Disrupted” by Dan Lyons provides a funny, satirical and often true look inside the life of a software company. Watch this video to learn from the inside why technology companies need your services more...

Synchronicity in the World of Freelance Writing

Finding the Right Path to the 6-Figure Income For the aspiring freelance writer, the age-old question is: how do I get paid to do this wonderful thing I do so well? Enter the world of content writing. That’s where writers blend fact with storytelling and share...

A Freelancer’s Guide to Sharing Great Content

    Integrating content is a wonderful way for freelance writers to add value to the articles and blog posts they write for their clients. By including additional information, you give readers a richer experience, demonstrate that you (or your clients) are...

My First Year in Business – And the People Who Helped Me Succeed

I thought it would be interesting to take a look at my first year of revenues to see how many clients I actually worked for and the type of work I did for them. You will notice in the spreadsheet below that I worked on retainer for some clients, while for others I...

Would You Rather be Right, or Would You Rather be …?

  I am married to a pretty terrific guy. Mike has supported all of my dreams (though to him they may seem crazy sometimes) and he is my biggest fan. Even so, like any marriage, we have had our ups and downs. But because I am a huge fan of coaching – turning to...

Want Writing Success? Don’t Write Alone

The last few weeks have been a whirl of activity. We updated the 6-Figure Freelance Writer Blueprint and opened the program for new students. There are so many of you who want to write for a living and be well paid for it. I am incredibly excited to get started with...

Fail Your Way Forward (and have fun along the way)

  My best successes all came on the heels of failure. Barbara Corcoran   This statement, made by Barbara Corcoran during her TED Talk and confirmed in writing on an overhead screen, drew from me a rousing “Amen Sister!” It was as though she was describing my...