How to Use Reader Personas as a Freelance Writer

reader personas
reader personas
Assume you’re writing for a well-educated, savvy reader, who is already in the last stages of researching about the topic.
I never thought I’d reach a point in which the sentence above would make my life much easier.

But as soon as I read that in an email from my client, I let out a big sigh of relief. I knew who would read my article, and that made the job of writing it much easier.

As freelance writers for hire,

5 Ways to Easily Expand Your Writing Skills as a New Writer

Expand Your Skills as a New freelance Writer

Expand Your Skills as a New freelance Writer

Honestly, not a day goes by without my mind wandering over to this subject. And I’m not the only one.

My fellow Freelance Freedom Fighter, Gina Horkey decided to cover a couple posts just on this topic alone:

As writers, we are crafting words that can turn into anything we want them to. However,

5 Ways to Skyrocket Your Value as a Freelance Blogger

5 Ways

Want to be taken seriously as a freelance writer?

Of course, you do! We all do. If you’re anything like the “average freelancer” though, your friends and family might not get what it is that you do. That’s okay – they don’t have to.

One of the biggest things that hold freelancers back from success is a lack of confidence. If you question your writing skills or whether or not you can hack it in this business, you’re not alone.

Want to Increase Your Freelance Writing Income? Use These 3 Ways to Start Tracking It!

Increase your income

Who wouldn’t want to earn more money as a freelance writer? Seems like a no-brainer, right?

Even though we all want to make more money with our writing, you’d be amazed at how many freelancers don’t track their freelance writing income regularly or know how much they really make. And I think they’re missing out!

Being a type-A individual (and reformed number cruncher), you could say it’s in my blood to track all things numbers – income included. This has been to my advantage and helped me to grow my freelance business from $0 to $4,000 per month inside of six months.

My 3 Phase Writing Job Pitch Progression

Having a stellar pitch is what’s going to separate you from the pack. If you’re pitching jobs listed on job boards, you’re potentially competing against hundreds of other candidates.

My pitch has come a long way since I began sending it out a year ago. I bet it has gone through a dozen revisions or more! I used to update it near weekly trying to get it right – now, it’s more like once every month or two.

Part of the reason it has changed over time,

5 Tips to Improve Your Writing for the Web

As a freelance writer for the web, it should be a goal of yours to continue to hone your craft and become a better writer over time.

Writing for the web can be a lot different than the writing you did in college, high school or even Corporate America. If you’re just getting started or looking to up your game when it comes to delivering your best work to clients (or working upstream towards getting better clients), here are five tips to help you improve.

Some may be familiar,

A Review of Last Year, and My Plans For 2015

Can you believe it? It’s already 2015! (Jaw drops to the floor.) I don’t even know what happened to the last year, but I can tell you one thing: it was an exciting one.

As some of you may know, I stumbled into Freelance Blogging quite by accident. After I realized how much easier it was to land long-term clients and reoccurring revenue when compared to doing Web Design, I ultimately switched tracks and dove right in.

In the short time that I’ve been writing for the online world as a Freelance Blogger,

3 Tips to Increasing Your Odds Of Freelancing Success

How To Become A Freelance Blogger

This is a Guest Post by Gina Horkey. Even though Gina is new to the freelance writing game, she has found quick success from her hard work. If you’d like to know how she started making over $3,000 per month in her first year as a freelancer, then you’ll want to read this post. 

So you’re interested in breaking into the world of freelance writing, huh?

If you’ve been reading much around the web on the subject, you’re likely encountering conflicting information. “Make money hand over fist writing only a few hours per day!” Or “I’m sick of getting paid mere dollars per post and trading hours of my time!”

You know what?

3 Things You’re Doing That Are Killing Your Freelance Writing Career

Are you struggling with your writing career? If you’ve been having issues with getting things really moving with your freelance writing career, you’re certainly not alone.

At one point, even seasoned writers have been where you are right now, so don’t feel bad about struggling.

Many who venture into the world of writing for a living start off doing things on their own. Though there is nothing wrong with going at things alone, it does mean that you will likely make some mistakes along the way.