The Freelance Writer's Guide

Specialist advice. Career guides.
Learn the business of writing.

Your Eight Steps to Success

  • Step 1: Learn the basics
    Getting Started

    Everything you need to know about getting started as a freelancer, including free templates and downloads....

  • Step 2: Get work
    Pitching and Marketing

    Get sample pitches that sold to The New York Times, TIME, CNN, Elle, Marie Claire and...

  • Step 3: Break into a new niche
    Content Marketing

    Learn how to find high-paying content marketing clients, network effectively and always be in work....

  • Step 4: The nitty gritty
    Doing The Work

    Expert tips on finding story ideas, interviewing sources, writing great copy and making editors happy....

  • Step 5: Get organized
    Running The Business

    Download free templates for marketing, accounting and administrative systems, so you can focus on the writing....

  • Step 6: Bring in the dollars
    Earning More Money

    Discover how to increase your hourly rate by working less and earning more....

  • Step 7: Be more efficient
    Productivity and Goal Setting

    Tips for productivity. Lessons in work-life balance. Ways to find extra hours in the workweek....

  • Step 8: Be a one percenter
    Maximizing Your Potential

    Become a six figure freelancer by building your own audience, creating a brand and selling yourself....