Posts Tagged ‘ writing ’

Should You Consider Adult Assignments?

Jun 27th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Job Hunting

Here’s something you may not know about me: a few years ago, I was the sex and seduction editor for now-defunct Daily G2, an online newsletter that went out to both subscribers and to radio stations across the country. As far as topics go, they were adult-orientated, but fairly mild – the stuff you’d see [...]

NaNoWriMo: Thumbs Up or Down?

Jun 9th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Social Networking

I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo every year for the past three or four years. I get all the emails about it. I hype myself up. At the start of the month, though, I always find myself busy with other project, and about a week or two in I decide that it’s too late to start [...]

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.

What does it Mean to be a Professional Blogger?

Apr 30th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Types of Jobs

When I was in college, I had blogs, first on LiveJournal and then on Xanga. I suspect that some of you also have blogs on these sites, or use the bloggin functions on Facebook or MySpace. I even know some people who start blogs on Blogger or WordPress. These are blogs about your life, mainly [...]

What Font should you Use?

Apr 29th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Writing Tips

Most clients of mine specify certain style details when we start working together. Client A wants a bold-faced headline with no headings or bullet points and single spacing. Client B wants everything in a .txt file with at least three headings per article. I actually have a file where I save all style directions to [...]

What to do when you get Sick

Apr 27th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Working at Home

Every writer gets sick at some point. It’s just a fact of life. You take the good, you take the bad…Sick days are definitely “the bad” in the world of freelance writing.

What is Link Bait?

Apr 18th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Writing Tips

When you’re searching for jobs or reading advice about blogging, you’re going to come across the term “link bait” often. Clients want to hire you to write link bait. Experts recommend writing link bait. But do you even know what link bait is or how to write it?

Blog-storming: When Writer’s Block Screws with your Productivity

Apr 16th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Featured

Don’t get me wrong; I love it when a client gives me freedom with a project. It’s only a matter of time before writer’s block starts to screw with your productivity, though. That’s an understatement, actually. If you allow writer’s block to run unchecked, you won’t be a blogger for long. You’ll start writing low-quality posts to just meet your client’s minimum standards, which is a fast track to getting replaced. On a blog you own yourself, the outcome is even worse - your posts will become fewer and farther between until you stop updating completely. Your blog will die. DIE!

Understanding Kill Fees

Apr 11th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Business, Freelance Writing

As a freelance writer, you’ve probably faced a number of contracts (or you will in the future), and some of those contracts may have a “kill fee” clause. That sounds dangerous, right?
Actually, a kill fee can really protect you as a writer in the event that the project gets canceled or your client changes his/her [...]

Four Tips to be More Productive in the AM

Apr 8th, 2010 | By Allison | Category: Freelance Writing, Working at Home

If you’re anything like me, you hate mornings. I’m such a night owl, it isn’t even funny. I would rather work from midnight to 8 AM than from 8 AM to 4 PM – and some days, I do! That said, not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to work during the hours they [...]