Get a Growth Mindset

Get a Growth Mindset

What would you do if your teenage daughter told you she’s just no good at math? You could say, “Yeah, that’s probably true. You shouldn’t bother with any advanced math classes. Stick to the stuff you’re good at.” What happened the first time your son tried to tie his...

5 Myths About Choosing a Freelance Writing Niche

5 Myths About Choosing a Freelance Writing Niche

Wanna be a freelance writer? Sure you do. And that’s super great — it’s an awesome way to make a real living and stay at home with your kids. You can scale your business up and down according to your schedule and your financial needs. You can meet cool people, learn...

How to Write a Pitch Letter (And Why You Should)

How to Write a Pitch Letter (And Why You Should)

Finding writing work online is not that hard. You can find thousands of people who offer to pay you less than a penny a word to write articles, blog posts, and other material. By working approximately 9,700 hours a day, you can eke out an almost-decent living. Of...

3 Smart Ways to Find Freelance Writing Clients

3 Smart Ways to Find Freelance Writing Clients

The decision to start freelance writing feels like it has to be momentous, you know? Like, in your head, you think, Am I allowed to call myself a freelance writer? I didn’t major in English. I’ve never written professionally. Is this even legal? You can agonize over...

Why Epic Blog Posts Are Overrated

Why Epic Blog Posts Are Overrated

Everywhere you look, there’s another epic blog post about something. 100 Blog Topic Ideas 47 Feminine Stock Photo Sites 59 Things to Do to Grow Your Business 36 Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts Epic lists of mom bloggers to follow. Epic lists of Pinterest group boards...

How to Write a Query Letter

How to Write a Query Letter

For many people, the dream of being a writer includes the fantasy of writing articles for magazines. If you’re really good at fantasizing, you might even imagine the part where you’re in the grocery store checkout line, and the lady in front of you is reading an...

How to Start Freelance Writing Online

How to Start Freelance Writing Online

I want to start freelance writing online, but I don’t know how! How can I get my first freelance writing job? I can’t figure out how to break into freelance writing. I get emails like this all the time. I get them from students who are in my 5-day free email course on...

How to Choose a Profitable Freelance Writing Niche

How to Choose a Profitable Freelance Writing Niche

You’ve probably had people tell you that you need to choose a profitable freelance writing niche. What the heck does that mean? Your niche is your specialty. In plain English, it’s what you write about. Why Choose a Niche? When I first started writing professionally,...

The Biggest Mistakes New Freelance Writers Make

The Biggest Mistakes New Freelance Writers Make

Starting a new job is HARD. You might be tempted to think that making mistakes kind of goes with the territory. Here’s the thing. It is hard to start freelance writing online. And most new writers do make a lot of mistakes. But you? YOU ARE DIFFERENT. You are reading...

Add a Case Study to Your Upwork Portfolio

Add a Case Study to Your Upwork Portfolio

You already know why having an Upwork portfolio is important for helping the right clients find you and hire you for high-paying freelance writing work.Maybe you’ve even added a sample or two to your portfolio already. But what if you already have work that you’ve...