Writing & Business

How to Create Your Blog Media Kit

How to Create Your Blog Media Kit

Want to go pro with your blog? You need a blog media kit!  A blog media kit is an absolute must when working with brands. It includes the basic info and stats about your blog, as well as the types of partnerships you’re willing to do and your fees. I…
5 Big Mistakes Bloggers Make On Facebook

5 Big Mistakes Bloggers Make On Facebook

While I've been waiting (and waiting) for my book designers to send me the proofs for The Business of Writing & Editing, I've been writing a new book on social media tips for lifestyle bloggers (silver linings!). In my research, I've reviewed many different social media accounts... and I've come…
10 Tips to Create an Awesome Blog Content Calendar

10 Tips to Create an Awesome Blog Content Calendar

Last month, I got a nice long break from doing some client work. And that meant I could focus more of my attention on my projects and this blog!  I had a lot of fun creating my 2016 business plan and goals, and also putting together my blog content calendar. If you…
Home Office Tips for Freelancers

Home Office Tips for Freelancers

Thinking about starting your own home-based small business or becoming a freelance in the new year? One of the key things you'll need is a dedicated home office!  Here are some tips for how to create your home office: Get more workspace than you think you will need. You will…
When Freelancing Is NOT Right For You

When Freelancing Is NOT Right For You

Here on the blog, we talk a lot about how to be successful with a freelancing business, and why freelancing might be a great choice for you. But... what if you start a freelancing business, and it's not going quite as you planned, and you start wondering if maybe you…
How Do You Know When to Say “No” to More Work?

How Do You Know When to Say “No” to More Work?

This is SUCH a tough question. When you own your own business or you’re a freelancer, it can be challenging to assess when you’ve taken on too much work, and when you can still add more to your workload.  Here are some questions you should ask yourself if you’re hesitant…
18 Traits You Need to Be a Freelancer

18 Traits You Need to Be a Freelancer

With my new book on The Business of Writing & Editing coming out in just a few weeks (squee!), I've been thinking a lot lately about the business of freelancing.  I adore freelancing and it was one of the best choices I ever made. Of course, freelancing isn't for everyone!…
Q & A: How Should You Use Twitter for Business?

Q & A: How Should You Use Twitter for Business?

Last week I was at a potluck where some of the people I was enjoying dinner with, upon learning that one of the things I do as a freelance writer / editor is to manage social media for clients, began asking me how I go about marketing a business on…
The Dos & Don’ts of Working with Editors

The Dos & Don’ts of Working with Editors

National Novel Writing Month has come and gone... next comes the rewriting, and more rewriting, and yet more rewriting, until at last it will be time to send books off to editors! But before you do that, here are some DOs and DON'Ts to keep in mind if you are going to…