Once upon a time, I was a broke college student with no job. I desperately needed to earn some cash, but the idea of spending the summer behind the grill at McDonalds made me want to cry. I knew I had decent writing chops, but I didn’t have any real professional experience to my name, and I didn’t even know where to begin looking for writing gigs online. I needed a college summer job and pronto.
Fast forward to today, several years later, and I still find people are amazed to discover that I work as a full-time writer. Just last week, someone asked me incredulously, “You can actually make a living doing that?”
And, writing online is maybe one of the best college summer jobs of all. The hours are flexible, earning potential is unlimited, and you won’t smell like burger grease at the end of a long day.
Whether you’re personally looking for college summer job ideas or you know a student who might be interested, I’ve put together this quick guide for anybody looking to pick up some extra cash over the next few months. These three simple steps will send you on your way.Read More
Starting a career as a freelance writer is relatively straightforward. Unlike some careers that require countless years of experience to get your foot in the door, working as a writer online requires nothing more than tenacity, dependability, and a bit of hard work. Oh, and writing chops don’t hurt.
Few clients will expect you to produce breathtaking prose at the drop of a hat, but your work does need to stand on its own. I can’t tell you how disheartening I find it to read copy peppered with misspellings and grammatical mistakes. I’ll be the first to tell you that every writer makes mistakes, myself included. Look closely and you’ll probably find errors in this very blog post.
While casual errors do crop up from time to time, it’s your responsibility as a professional writer to understand the ins and outs of the English language. If you’re still struggling to understand the difference between your and you’re, or you simply can’t wrap your head around to, two, and too, writing may not be the career for you.
Take a look at my list of common writing mistakes and make sure you’re not creating error-filled content.Read More
What if you could land more clients, earn more money, and build a veritable brand for yourself online? To get started, you’ll need to build a freelance writer website. Learn more about my new website venture and how we can help you get started!Read More
It’s so easy to find yourself accepting your routine, even if you’re completely unhappy. Instead of slipping into the trap of mediocrity, use these actionable tips to make a change today.Read More
Help, I’m a freelance writer and I cannot afford insurance! Paying for healthcare as an independent worker is no cakewalk. Whether you don’t have insurance or are trying to bridge coverage gaps, use these tips to get started.Read More
Are you making serious mistakes that could cost you work or derail your career altogether? Learn how to identify some of the most common writing problems that plague freelance writers.Read More
Are you sales lagging as the holiday season fast approaches? Your clients may have other priorities, but don’t sit around twiddling your thumbs. Use these simple tips to stay productive as December draws to a close.Read More
Working as a freelance writer can be truly fantastic. Sitting at your kitchen table in your PJs sure beats heading to a tiring job in the city, but how do you get started? If you’re at the beginning of your online writing journey, this simple guide is for you.Read More
I frequently speak to people who wonder whether it’s still worth investing in content in 2015. After all, search engine algorithms have evolved, the mobile web is growing at breakneck speed, and it can be difficult to quantify the results generated by content creation. It won’t come as much of a surprise that I believe…Read More
Have you ever found yourself feeling a bit discouraged by the sheer number of people competing for the same jobs you wish you could land?Read More