Archive for May 2010

How to Write a Press Release

May 27th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Types of Jobs

Press releases can make you some big bucks if you know how to write them. Want the down and dirty on writing a press release? Here’s a basic how-to.

A Post for Parents

May 25th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Featured

Becoming a freelancer after graduation is scary. So is watching someone you love enter a really risk career field.

My parents definitely didn’t understand my decision to start freelancing after college, but I was lucky enough to have a family who trusted me, even when they were afraid that I’d crash and burn. I could have, however, helped to calm their nerves a little by answering a few questions, questions they didn’t know to ask. So, if you’re a parent, this post is for you.

Who Needs Business Cards?

May 22nd, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Business, Freelance Writing

One of your first purchases as a freelancer should be business cards. It might seem silly at first. If all of your clients contact you online, why do you need a physical business card? You won’t have anyone to give it to, right? Wrong! Here are just a few people that I’ve given my business [...]

Charging for Rush Assignments

May 9th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Types of Jobs

When you’re assigned something with a quick due date, you should charge more for it. It’s comparable to paying for rush shipping. Basically, they’re asking you to rearrange your schedule or work more hours during the day in order to finish their project.

The Sunny Day Problem

May 7th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Featured

As a freelance writer trying to help others get into the business, I feel like I have to be honest about something. There are a lot of sunny days. No matter where you live, there are a lot of sunny days, and because you’re a freelance writer, you’re not going to be able to enjoy them. There are oodles of benefits to being a freelance writer, but if you’re interested in becoming a freelance writer, you have to know about the bad with the good. You have to know about what I call the Sunny Day Problem.

Should you Sign an NDA?

May 4th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Business

When you start working with a new client, they might ask you to sign a non-disclosure agreement, or NDA. They’re actually quite common, especially on bidding sites where you might not get the job. An NDA protects the intellectual property surrounding a project…but as a writer, is it a good idea to sign one?
First, let’s [...]