As some of you can attest, working from home as a freelance writer can be one of the most fulfilling jobs in the world. Not only is it rewarding to see your words come to life on the page, but it’s also incredibly stimulating to challenge yourself creatively. That being said, there is always room for improvement in your field.
With that in mind, here are some of our favorite blog posts at Mumbling Mommy that deal specifically with bettering the craft of the written word — and organizing your time.
Freelance Friday: When to Ask for Help! by Katie Parsons
One of the best pieces of advice we can give other writers is to know when it’s time to ask for help. Some of the greatest works took a team of dedicated individuals with the same mindset.
“Having a small but mighty team of people I can count on to help me complete consistent work and one-time projects has made a huge difference in how productive I can be in my other writing. I have more time for “big picture” items and use less of my time on things that won’t grow my business or personal brand.”
Freelancing is all about finding the perfect balance between client relations, family/spousal understanding and a whole heck of a lot of gumption. Successful freelancing gigs take time – patience is essential!
“My recommendation to anyone who asked would be, “Do what works for you.” For the record, this is also the parenting advice I’ve repeated to clients and I repeat when I give parenting talks in public.”
5 Places to Find Freelance Writing Work (For Free) by Katie Parsons
Any freelancer will tell you the most crucial element of freelancing is the work and where you get it. Not every job is glamorous and lucrative – sometimes a dedicated small business that stands the test of time can be as important as the flash-in-the-pan big fish.
“Drop off a few business cards to local companies, or send emails to the contacts you find on their websites. Offer to write product descriptions, blog posts, e-newsletters or even offline documents like press releases.”
Working From Home: Our Best Advice by Mumbling Mommy
Nine times out of ten, if you’re searching for ways to get into freelancing, you’re most likely planning on doing that work from home. More often than not, working from home – and balancing work with home life – is a challenge. Thankfully, it’s not an impossible one!
“Every day is different for me. Sometimes I have deadlines and everyone is screaming and all I want to do is cry. Not everything about working freelance is green grass and roses. So I set myself up for achievement rather than failure by staying organized, playing tricks on my brain and preparing for the kids to not agree with my schedule.”
Freelance Friday: What is Ghostwriting? by Katie Parsons
When push comes to shove and you feel like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew with your freelance work, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Sometimes, ghostwriters can tackle those jobs on your behalf – just don’t forget to edit that post-copy before they hit send!
“Web content is something EVERY company wants more of but may not have the manpower to complete in-house. That’s where you come in. Whether you ghostwrite, have a pen name or use the one your mama gave you, getting paid to write from home is a nice way to earn a meager-to-comfortable living.”Category: Best of
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