Back when dinosaurs ruled the earth and Sean started Location Rebel the easiest way to get into freelance writing was via something called SEO writing. Basically, it was writing short 300-500 word articles that had a keyword in it for some company that was hoping to rank for that keyword. Hence the name, SEO (search […]
Freelance Writing: The UItimate Beginner's Online Business
Freelance writing is hands down one of the best businesses for new entrepreneurs to start with online.
Because it's a skill the vast majority of us already have at least a little bit of a grasp of, and there's a huge demand for freelance writers.
For people just starting out in their journey to build a lifestyle business we are big advocates of starting with freelance writing. It's the fastest way I know of to build income and confidence and it can be a great bridge business to go from your day job to entrepreneur.
Here are some of our best posts on Freelance Writing:
The Definitive Guide: How to Start Freelance Writing (For Total Beginners)
- Getting Started: How to Become a Writer
- Finding Writing Jobs: 105 Places to Find Writing Jobs Online
- B2B Writing: Everything You Need to Become a B2B Writer
- Best Writing Tools: The Best Writing Tools for Becoming a Freelance Writer
- SEO Writing: How to Make $3,000 in Two Months SEO Writing
Inevitably every year at this time we get the rash of “is blogging dead” blog posts. Which begs the question, right now, in 2018 is blogging still a viable business and growth strategy? The answer? Yes – with a caveat. Back when I started Location Rebel in 2009, things were much easier. There was less competition… People […]
Over the years of running Location Rebel Academy it’s fair to say that I’ve helped a lot of people build freelance writing websites to help them market their services. In time it becomes a great source of leads for people to find you, but in the early going, the chances are someone is showing up on your […]
Ever had that experience where the joy of hearing back from a potential client turns to panic? Usually, it’s around this simple question: “What are your rates?” Uggghhhh. For an old hand at freelancing the answer is usually simple. But for newbies or people who are trying to level up income, it can be a […]
I submitted my first draft and immediately got a notification of payment, $375 bucks ready to be cashed out to PayPal. Not bad for 600 words. Welcome to Contently. It took me about a year to get on Contently, but now I’m a total fangirl. I work with quality clients in there who are awesome. […]
If there’s one thing that has held true over the years, it’s that the more I write, the more success I have. When people ask what I do, I rarely know what to tell them. Blogger? Entrpereneur? Marketer? Golfer? They all fit, but the one that often feels the most accurate is writer. Whether it’s writing […]
It always starts the same. “Dear Editor.” “Hey Admin.” “Hi Location Rebel Editor.” And my personal favorite, “Dear Mr. Sean.” They always end up in the same place too. The trash. Sometimes, if I’m feeling annoyed, I’ll respond to especially egregious pitches in the hopes that a glimmer of awareness will help people realize they […]
There’s a whole world of freelance writing out there, and most people don’t even know it. When I started freelancing I had no idea B2B writing was an option. And now? It’s my biggest source of income. As I’ve been preaching the benefits of B2B writing inside the Location Rebel forums, I realized most people […]
Writing is hard. No matter how skilled, no matter how long you’ve been writing, it never gets easy. But, at the same time, it’s one of the most important skills anyone can have. Especially when you’re growing a business and looking for freelance work. And no, being good at writing doesn’t just matter for freelance […]
Note: This post has been fully updated with what works for SEO writing in 2019. Kevin Cole first wrote this post in June 2013. After joining Location Rebel Academy in October 2012, he shared his successes. Using the steps outlined below, he was able to make $3,000 SEO writing in the first two months of starting […]