Whether you want to:
- Become a freelance writer
- Earn money from your blog
- Overcome your writing fears
- Get better freelance clients
- Write for businesses
- or be more productive, Carol Tice has all the tips you need.
Her freelance experience started in 2005, and she wanted to share her freelancing experience while earning more each year. Writers from all over the world needed and benefitted from her blog, because now she gets about 70.000 monthly readers.
“When you’re struggling to find better clients, it can be hard to envision that your writing life can ever change. That you can level-up your business and earn a LOT more”
In 2010, 2012, and 2013, her blog got into the Top 10 Blogs for Writers in Write to Done’s annual contest. In 2014 and 2015 it was named to Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Websites for Writers. All these recognitions made her incredible happy and fulfilled with her work.
Why did she start this blog?
“I wanted to share what I’ve learned about successful freelancing and help writers support themselves with their craft. This blog is my give-back to the profession that allows me to pay my bills doing something I truly enjoy.”
Beyond the fact that her posts help writers at all levels, she now offers one-on-one mentoring for mid-career writers and newbies. Her writing is not only online, but she has also published some e-books like Fear Not!, and some print books like How They Started and The Pocket Small Business Owner’s Guide to Starting Your Business on a Shoestring.
If you want to know more about her freelance writing career, you should check her writer website. Some of the best articles she ever wrote:
Studies have shown that writing, blogging, and journaling are some effective ways of overcoming anxiety, and even depression. Not to omit that it is a good way to make a living in the modern digital world that we all live in.
“When you know how to develop salable story ideas, you get more assignments, get in the door at bigger publications… and you earn more money.”
“The freelance world has taken over the work market, and more and more people from all over the world are trying to get into the action. As a freelancer myself, I know how difficult it was to find the best niche, gain some trust in your abilities, improve your skills, find long term clients and earn their trust, to say nothing about finding the vocation, and making a living. In 2014 things were way different. I had no idea I could write for someone, and how to find that person. Freelancers were as hidden as unicorns.”
Nobody would give advice to another colleague, out of fear. The freelancer feared that the colleague would steal his client. The freelance market was insecure and unstable. Things were changing slowly, and not always in a good way.
Finding a website as good as Carol’s is an empowering moment for any newbie freelancer. Spending 2-3 hours reading article after article, you will get a more macroscopic idea on what is really going on. Her writing is simple, concise, incisive, and useful.
“Why collect story ideas? If you hope to be a working freelance writer, seeing your byline in publications, you need a big stack of story ideas.”
When you want to start your journey as a freelance writer, need tips for finding better-paying clients, or want to get ideas for new articles. As an option, try Carol’s articles. They may help you to start your writing career, deliver an adrenaline shot to your mid-career, and become a better writer all in one.
Photos: From the Archive of Carol Tice