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6 Tips for Starting a Blog
Starting a blog is a great way to bring in additional income for military spouses, work from home moms, remote workers, and everyone in between. All you need to get started is a little time and determination. It’s easy to monetize a blog. If you want to get started on a blog of your own, here are 6 tips to help you get started.
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5 (Free) Ways to Market Yourself as a Freelance Writer - KrissiDriver.com
As a small business owner, you have to market yourself as a freelance writer and be your own advocate if you want to see success. With so many qualified professionals across a variety of industries, the best way to find new clients is to put yourself out there and stand out from the crowd. It can be intimidating to market yourself when you have no budget! Here are 5 great ways to promote your writing and secure new clients, all completely free.
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Freelance Writing: Copywriting vs. Blogging
Contrary to popular belief, copywriting and blogging aren't interchangeable. One of the main pitfalls new freelance writers face is understanding the difference between them. Don't let it happen to you. Here's what you need to know. #freelancewriting #copywriting #blogging #freelancewriter #remotework #freelancewritingjobs #freelancewritingforbeginners #freelancewritingjobsforbeginners #seo #searchengineoptimization
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5 Ways to Build an Audience
There’s more than one way to build an audience. Your best bet is to utilize a mix of social media, email newsletters, and online content. No matter how you go about it, you’ll have to do some research to see what will get your people to engage with you. Determine who your ideal audience actually is and where they spend the most time online. If you can figure that out, then you’ll know where you focus your efforts. Read the 5 main areas to focus on when building your audience.
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What Does It Take to Be a Freelance Writer? - KrissiDriver.com
Deciding to be a freelance writer is a dream for many people. The ability to work from home (or anywhere) and make your own schedule is pretty appealing. But not everyone is cut out to be a freelance writer. Whether you’re looking to write full-time or just as a side hustle, there are a few key traits that any good freelancer should have. Here are the most important qualities to develop if you want to pursue a writing career....
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7 Company Newsletters worth Reading
It’s important that you’re constantly learning and improving your freelance writing. One easy way to do this is to make sure you subscribe to company newsletters that will help you grow as an entrepreneur. Newsletters delivered to your inbox are like a crash course in new tips and tricks. And best of all, they’re free. Here are 7 I highly recommend to help you hone your digital craft.
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Setting Side Hustle Income Goals
If you’re thinking about starting a side hustle or own a fledgling business, you might be so concerned with the day-to-day that you forget to plan for the future. But if you don’t have a road map in front of you, how will you know where to go? It’s important to set goals for your business to keep yourself on track, especially in regards to income. Here’s what you need to know about setting income goals for your side hustle.
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Setting Side Hustle Income Goals
If you’re thinking about starting a side hustle or own a fledgling business, you might be so concerned with the day-to-day that you forget to plan for the future. But if you don’t have a road map in front of you, how will you know where to go? It’s important to set goals for your business to keep yourself on track, especially in regards to income. Here’s what you need to know about setting income goals for your side hustle.
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FREE EBOOK: 7 Things You Need to Do to Start Freelance Writing
Freelance writing is a great way to earn extra money. You might be surprised what little it takes to hit the ground running. Not sure what to do or how to get started as a freelancer? Download my free ebook 7 Steps to Start a Profitable Freelance Writing and get started today!
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6 Tips to Set Your Rate as a Freelance Writer
When you start out, deciding how to set your freelance writing rate is intimidating. I’m speaking from experience, here. When I first branched out on my own, I didn’t know what to charge clients. I was afraid of setting my rates too low or too high. If you’re not sure what to charge clients as a new freelance writer or if you’re looking to increase your fees, you’ve come to the “write” place. Here are my personal tips to help you set your rate as a freelance writer.
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Can I Make Money as a Freelance Writer in This Economy? - KrissiDriver.com
With all of the chaos happening in the world at any given time, it’s understandable for people to wonder about their job security. Fortunately, freelance writing is a career that can be done remotely from anywhere in the world, so it’s a business model that has withstood a lot of the turbulence that many industries are facing. Is it possible to make money as a freelance writer in the current economy? Yes, here are 5 reasons why.
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Profitable Freelance Writing Niches
Choosing which freelance writing niche (or niches) to write for can feel scary, especially when you’re starting out as a new freelance writer. Don't stress over it – check out these 5 profitable options to help you “niche down.” | freelance writing | freelance writing for beginners | freelance writing niche | remote jobs
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6 Tips to Set Your Rate as a Freelance Writer
When you start out, deciding how to set your freelance writing rate is intimidating. I’m speaking from experience, here. When I first branched out on my own, I didn’t know what to charge clients. I was afraid of setting my rates too low or too high. If you’re not sure what to charge clients as a new freelance writer or if you’re looking to increase your fees, you’ve come to the “write” place. Here are my personal tips to help you set your rate as a freelance writer.
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Why You Should Start a Blog or Personal Website
Have you been thinking about starting a blog to document your travels and experience living and working abroad? Or maybe been meaning to start one and haven’t gotten around to it? This guide is for you – to educate you, help you get started, keep you organized, and finally spread your wings and take flight on your own blogging journey.
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6 Unexpected Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs
Freelance writing jobs, in particular, are getting more attention from people now that the Great Resignation is at its height. While there might be more competition out there today for remote work than there has been in years past, there are still plenty of freelance gigs out there for everyone. You just need to know where to look. Here are 6 unexpected places you can look to uncover your next client.
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Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers and Freelance Writers
“Affiliate marketing” is the process of linking to products or services in exchange for a small commission. The buyer doesn’t pay more for the product, but you do get a small kickback from the seller for “referring” a new customer to them through your link. It’s a great way to make passive income, or money that you keep earning without having to continue to work for it. Here’s what you need to know.
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Why You Need a Website as a Freelance Writer – KrissiDriver.com
If you have a freelance writing business, you need a web presence. While some writers try to get away with netting all of their business from applying to job postings and cold pitching clients through email and job boards alone, you’ll have a much easier time if you have your own website where you can direct potential clients. Here are 6 reasons why you need to have your own freelance writing website.
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5 Ways to Build an Audience
There’s more than one way to build an audience. Your best bet is to utilize a mix of social media, email newsletters, and online content. No matter how you go about it, you’ll have to do some research to see what will get your people to engage with you. Determine who your ideal audience actually is and where they spend the most time online. If you can figure that out, then you’ll know where you focus your efforts. Read the 5 main areas to focus on when building your audience.
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6 Tips for Starting a Blog
Starting a blog is a great way to bring in additional income for military spouses, work from home moms, remote workers, and everyone in between. All you need to get started is a little time and determination. It’s easy to monetize a blog. If you want to get started on a blog of your own, here are 6 tips to help you get started.
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Contracts vs. Letters of Content: What's the Difference?
If you’re new to the world of freelance writing, you might come across the term “letter of consent” while negotiating an agreement. A letter of consent is one way for freelancers to document an agreement with a new client, but is it the best one? How does it measure up to a legal contract? Here’s what you need to know.
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Why You Should Start a Blog or Personal Website
Have you been thinking about starting a blog to document your travels and experience living and working abroad? Or maybe been meaning to start one and haven’t gotten around to it? This guide is for you – to educate you, help you get started, keep you organized, and finally spread your wings and take flight on your own blogging journey.
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5 Ways to Build an Audience
There’s more than one way to build an audience. Your best bet is to utilize a mix of social media, email newsletters, and online content. No matter how you go about it, you’ll have to do some research to see what will get your people to engage with you. Determine who your ideal audience actually is and where they spend the most time online. If you can figure that out, then you’ll know where you focus your efforts. Read the 5 main areas to focus on when building your audience.
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6 Tips for Starting a Blog
Starting a blog is a great way to bring in a little extra money every month. Have you been considering jumping into blogging? Here are 6 quick and simple tips to get you going. #blogging #startablog #startingablog #freelancewriter #freelancewriting #affiliatemarketing #sidehustle #remotework #remoteworktips
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Profitable Freelance Writing Niches
Choosing which freelance writing niche (or niches) to write for can feel scary, especially when you’re starting out as a new freelance writer. Don't stress over it – check out these 5 profitable options to help you “niche down.” | freelance writing | freelance writing for beginners | freelance writing niche | remote jobs
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FREE EBOOK: 7 Things You Need to Do to Start Freelance Writing
Freelance writing is a great way to earn extra money. You might be surprised what little it takes to hit the ground running. Not sure what to do or how to get started as a freelancer? Download my free ebook 7 Steps to Start a Profitable Freelance Writing and get started today!
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How to Build a Freelance Writing Portfolio - KrissiDriver.com
When you’re looking for freelance writing opportunities, most potential clients will ask to see at least one writing sample before deciding to work with you. For newer freelancers, this can be a huge obstacle. After all, how do you build a freelance writing portfolio before you’ve actually gotten any writing assignments? Here are 6 different ways you can assemble a freelance writing portfolio without a lot of experience.
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6 Tips to Set Your Rate as a Freelance Writer
When you start out, deciding how to set your freelance writing rate is intimidating. I’m speaking from experience, here. When I first branched out on my own, I didn’t know what to charge clients. I was afraid of setting my rates too low or too high. If you’re not sure what to charge clients as a new freelance writer or if you’re looking to increase your fees, you’ve come to the “write” place. Here are my personal tips to help you set your rate as a freelance writer.
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Profitable Freelance Writing Niches
Choosing which freelance writing niche (or niches) to write for can feel scary, especially when you’re starting out as a new freelance writer. Don't stress over it – check out these 5 profitable options to help you “niche down.” | freelance writing | freelance writing for beginners | freelance writing niche | remote jobs
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7 Company Newsletters worth Reading
It’s important that you’re constantly learning and improving your freelance writing. One easy way to do this is to make sure you subscribe to company newsletters that will help you grow as an entrepreneur. Newsletters delivered to your inbox are like a crash course in new tips and tricks. And best of all, they’re free. Here are 7 I highly recommend to help you hone your digital craft.
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Freelance Writing: Copywriting vs. Blogging
Copywriting vs. blogging. When it comes to freelance writing, it’s important to be specific about what types of work you’re looking for. These terms are often used interchangeably by clients and in job postings, but they both require very different skill sets. Here’s what you need to know about the different types of freelance writing so you can find work that fits your skills.