My super-Informative BlogWhat does it take to write a book? A blog post? Take a gander at my ramblings and get your answers.
I know what you're thinking: "Joleene, you're a writer who commands premium prices. Of course, you're going to write a post encouraging business owners to buck up." Yes, of course, I am. And here's why: I've had three clients come to me in the past few weeks asking me...
So you want to be a freelance writer, eh?
Or you ARE a freelance writer, but you’re writing for content mills making crap money.
Been there. Blah.
For the record, lots of beginning freelance writers start out on content mills, so that’s not a dig. It IS, however, a *wink, wink, nudge, nudge* to get you off of content sites and on the path to clients who will pay you what you’re worth.
Having said that, let’s look at the stages of the growing freelance writer and what it takes to move on to the next – and BEST – stage.
If you’re a freelance writer, I’m willing to bet that you’ve been told you have to find a niche to be successful. If you’ve heard this and you’re struggling with fitting yourself in a box, I’m here to tell you to relax – the niche isn’t necessary.
It’s true. I recently came across a post in a Facebook group that said: Do you really need a niche as a freelance Writer? I find myself struggling to figure out what that niche is. Help! This poor young writer was freaking out because she didn’t have a niche and didn’t know where to start.
I know, I know, you don’t believe in blogging for business. It’s a waste of time.
…You don’t know where to begin or what to write. But my friends, without a blog THAT DRIVES TRAFFIC, you’re going to be stuck with a website that few people visit with posts that no one reads.
I see this all the time.
When I sit down to research some of the biggest marketers, coaches, and speakers out there, I am shocked at how dormant their blog is. Sure, it’s got really valuable advice, but it lacks SEO, relevant keywords, and a true marketing strategy.
All the good stuff it needs to really be seen.
If you WANT TO BE SEEN, you need to shake the notion that a blog isn’t necessary and listen up. Here are 7 Reasons Why Your Business Should Have a Blog: