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 […]
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:
- 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
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 2018. 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 […]
I frequently get asked the question from readers “how do I become a writer?” I find it slightly ironic that I usually get that question via email, so the inevitable answer becomes “well, you already are a writer.” But what about those people who simply want to get better at writing? As far as I’m concerned, writing […]
There are a lot of people looking for writing jobs online right now. If you’re reading this post, you probably are too. There are lots of good writers out there who struggle getting any traction because they don’t know where to get started. Unless a job happens to fall in their lap, they don’t know […]
It’s no secret that my favorite bridge business to help people pursue is freelance writing. Why? Because most of us already have a basic proficiency in writing, there’s a huge demand for writing services, and it’s a great way to build your online skills, your confidence, and some income in the process. And if you’re not a […]