Back in March 2017, we launched WriteWorldwide, and ever since then we’ve made a concerted effort to bring you fresh content regularly. We’ve blogged extensively on every aspect of freelance writing, and thanks to you – our readers and subscribers – our audience keeps growing.
But we know that with all the content out there, it’s easy to miss some stuff, especially when you’re trying to keep up! That’s why in today’s post I’m gathering 8 articles from the WriteWorldwide vault and presenting them together in a quick guide.
Whatever stage you’re at in your freelance writing career, you need to keep honing your craft in a variety of ways – and it’s our hope that the steps laid out in these posts will help you do that.
1. How to Write Great Copy (According to the Pros)
As a freelance writer, you need to be able to write great copy. This post shows you how, with ten nuggets of copywriting wisdom gleaned from various writers, marketers and industry leaders. Check it out here.
2. 5 Ways to Add Value to Your Freelance Writing Clients
Prospective clients often expect you to provide solutions and new methods to improve their businesses and drive more leads – meaning that combining writing and consulting makes you more likely to land the gig and get hired.
Going above and beyond for your clients isn’t automatically expected of you, but if you want to really make a name for yourself and stand out in the freelance writing sphere, it’s a winning attitude to have. Check out 5 ways you can do that here.
3. 3 Powerful Steps for Taking Massive Action to Succeed as a Freelance Writer
It’s easy to get stuck in rut after deciding to be a freelance writer. Sometimes it can feel like you’re running yourself into the ground rather than running your own business, and you need to regroup and reassess every once in a while.
This post will help jolt you back into an action-focused mindset – read it here.
4. Ditch These Bad Habits Before They Kill Your Professional Writing Career
In the last few years, there’s been a spate of books and studies about the best way for humans to improve and enhance the skills they want to focus on.
The general conclusion to this research suggests it’s not enough for us to simply practice – we need to practice on purpose in a specific way. But bad habits can be easier to pick up than good ones. For advice on how to shake those that could be detrimental to your freelance writing success, click here.
5. Getting Started as a Freelance Writer: Healthy Routines For Optimum Success
Alright, so you know how to nix the bad habits, but what about training yourself to learn some good ones? Distractions are everywhere these days – especially for anybody with an Internet connection.
If you’re a freelance writer in 2017, that’s definitely you, and you need the right amount of exercise, rest, and distraction-free planning. Learn how to get more of all of those here.
6. How to Find and Make Time to Write
Have you ever heard of the 80/20 rule or the Pareto principle? Maybe Gary Vee’s 1>0 Principle is more your style.
Either way, if you’re a freelance writer there’s one thing you need to do above all else: write. This post shows you that whatever your life situation and however busy you are, you can make it work. Find out how here.
7. 4 Tips to Improve Your Writing as a Non-Native English Writer
Poor English language skills, lack of writing experience, and a lack of constructive feedback are just some of the issues facing ESL writers today. If you’re concerned about any of them, this post will help you overcome your obstacles. Get the scoop here.
8. How to Easily Increase Your Freelance Writing Rates With Existing Clients
You’ve got a client you love working with, but you know you’re worth more than the rate you started out at. What do you do? It’s not a complete lost cause, and it doesn’t have to turn into an awkward situation.
In fact, when done right, raising your rates with your current clients is not only easy, but can be extremely lucrative. This post, with screenshots and examples, shows you how. Find it here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this recap of 8 WriteWorldwide blog posts that will help you keep your freelance writing skills sharp. For some free bonus resources, grab the WriteWorldwide Pitching Template Cheat Sheet and our Ultimate Guide to Improving Your English Writing Skills.
Have you had success with your own strategy for upping your game on your freelance writing journey and sharpening your skills along the way? Share your story with us in the comments below.