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7 Podcasts Every Freelance Writer Should Listen To

Everyone and their dog seems to have a podcast these days. But despite the saturated market, there are quite a few quality podcasts. Especially for freelance writers.

When you need a break from emailing clients, researching article topics or working on your first draft, tune into one of these.

A Little Bird Told Me

A Little Bird Told Me is a podcast hosted by two freelance writers, Philippa and Lorrie, who talk all about the highs and lows of freelance life. They discuss working with clients who bug you, how to raise your rates, and coping with rejection. A must listen for all freelance writers who feel alone in the trenches. Philippa and Lorrie are right there with you!

High Income Business Writing Podcast

 

Hosted by Ed Gandia,

The New Moonlighting: Balancing Your Writing Career with Your Day Job

I’ve been side-hustling as a freelance writer since before side hustles were a thing.

As I described in my post on working from home, I’ve written from pretty much every location possible. Often, those various locations were necessitated by the fact that writing wasn’t my full-time gig. For most of my 10+ years writing, it’s been a side project supporting my full-time income.

As anyone who’s ever managed multiple commitments knows, there’s a huge grey area when it comes to moonlighting. You’ve got downtime at your day job… do you sneak in a few minutes of writing? Do you respond to client emails when you’re on-the-clock?

Answering these questions isn’t easy. There’s no clear-cut, always-right solution to balancing an income job and a side hustle. I’m not going to give you that here,

7 Places That Will Pay You to Write About Business

If flowery language and pretty prose turn you off, business writing might be up your alley.

This is sharp, informative and to-the-point writing about all aspects of business – from HR to SEO. If you have a mind like a CEO and can write about buzz-worthy office topics, check out the seven publications below that will pay you to write about business.

Michelle Pippin

Freelance Mom

  • http://www.freelancemom.com
  • Write an article for moms and parents who are also freelancers and solopreneurs
  • Articles must “offer current practical and actionable advice and tips”
  • Types of posts: personal articles,

8 Places That Will Pay You to Write About Women’s Interests

If you’re a female writer – or if you can write for a female audience – this is the list for you.

For opportunities on traditionally feminine topics like hair and beauty, to modern writing on feminism and pop culture, check out any of the eight publications below.

Cosmopolitan

Bitch Media

  • www.bitchmedia.org/
  • Submit a pitch that speaks to feminist responses to pop culture for their website or print magazine  
  • Print sections include Features,

How to Work from Home Without Losing Your Mind

In my 10+ years as a freelance web content writer, I’ve worked in just about every location imaginable.

I’ve worked from home in six different houses – one of which involved converting an unheated walk-in closet into my workspace (most, thankfully, have had enough space for a separate desk setup with heat!).

I’ve worked on-the-go from coffee shops, from the dining cars of trains, from friends’ houses, and from hotel rooms in multiple states while traveling on business and pleasure.

I’ve rented private spaces, worked out of five separate co-working offices, and tested combo spaces that involve private offices within co-working facilities.

All of that is to say that I’ve had a long time to develop my personal preferences on where and how I work. I now know, for example, that I’m not good at working from home –

10 Places That Will Pay You to Write About Food & Drink

How wonderful would it be to spend your day feasting on delicious plates of food and sipping sweet beverages? Well, if you can’t spend all day eating and drinking, you can do the next best thing. You can write about it! Below are 10 places that will pay you to write about all things yum.

Cultures & Cuisines

  • http://culturesandcuisines.com
  • Looking for “informed, intelligent, well-written narratives about the places, both literal and imaginary, where food and travel meet”
  • Open to varying word counts, topics, formats, etc. but potential topics include The Family Meal, Forgotten Empires and Work for Women’s Hands
  • $200 per article
  • Send pitches or completed articles to pitches@culturesandcuisines.com following these guidelines

IWA Wine Accessories Blog

10 Places That Will Pay You to Write Fiction or Poetry

A common complaint from freelancers is that they don’t get to do any creative fiction writing if they want to get paid. Turns out, that’s not true. There are actually a number of publications who will pay for your short stories, literary works and poetry.

Check out the following 10 places that’ll support you letting your imagination run wild:

Poetry Magazine

Grain Magazine

4 Infographics That’ll Teach You to Be a Better Writer

When it comes to being a better writer, there’s so much information out there – so much, in fact, that it can be hard to digest. And even if you’re able to get through it all, not all of the writing advice available is that good.

So if you’re looking for tips on how to become a better writer that are quick, actionable and easy to read, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for a look at freelance careers, content rules you must be following and writing mistakes to avoid – all presented in some of our favorite infographics.

Our Freelance Future

Welcome to the world of freelance writing! Isn’t it great to know that you’re in good company? Check out the infographic below to learn all about freelance writing,

3 Tips for Getting Better Responses to Your Job Board Applications

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Let’s talk job boards. Most of the working writers I know get their projects through word-of-mouth referrals, but I get that job boards are a necessary evil for many writers. And heck, I often use them when I’m trying to create a new pool of writers to hire from for my company Content Conquered.

So in today’s “3 Tips” post, I want to share with you the most common mistakes I see writers making. Avoid them, and you’ll see your job board success rates soar!

Tip #1 – Follow the job board posting’s instructions

This should be so obvious, but I regularly decline 50% of my job board posting applicants because they don’t follow instructions.

Often,

10 Places That Will Pay You to Write About Parenting

If you’re a parent, a parent-to-be or just someone who’s interested in parenting, this is the paid writing list for you.

Below you’ll find 10 publications that pay writers to talk about all things parenting: from fussy eaters to family outings , and from homeschooling to house cleaning – and everything in between!

Stork Guide

Parent Co.