This week, I wanna talk about books on writing.
The business world needs better writers, as indicated by studies that show writing training is a billion-dollar industry and research that shows writing is a skill desired by 73% of hiring managers.
There’s a lot of sterile copy out there.
And guess what?
It doesn’t sell. It doesn’t inspire. It doesn’t even tease out a little smirk.
Because it’s BORING.
This is kind of embarrassing.
When I started freelancing, I did some things that, looking back, I wish I wouldn’t have.
But…you live and you learn. So, I’m gunna share this with you today so you can have some lols and hopefully learn from me too. Don’t lol too much, please.
For the most part, I love the fact that I get to work from home.
I get to walk my dog, wear sweatpants, and don’t have the office interruptions that are productivity’s worst nightmare. I can really knock out some writing assignments with long, uninterrupted stretches of silence.
I started freelance writing about two and a half years ago. I was doing it on the side, and eventually, I realized that with the referrals I was getting, it was feasible to make it my full-time gig.Read More
Do you see that title? It’s wordy.
Just like the posts I want to share with you today.
Part of my daily work as a freelance writer is putting together long, in-depth pieces on…you guessed it…writing.
Everybody likes a steady stream of new clients. Why wouldn't they? It keeps quiet that little nagging voice in the back of your mind that whispers, "Your freelance career isn't sustainable. You'll have to go back to an office job one day. All your clients are going to leave you." That voice is so annoying.
Having regular new clients helps you sleep better at night. It's makes you feel like your services are valuable and sought after.Read More