Make a Living Freelance Writing (on Your Terms)

Welcome to All Freelance Writing. I'm Jenn Mattern, and I've been helping freelance writers since 2006. Want to land high-paying freelance copywriting clients? Want to earn a living as a freelance blogger? Want to attract freelance writing clients rather than always seeking them out? I can help you learn the business and marketing skills you need to build a successful freelance writing business. Not sure where to get started? Read the blog. Check out the freelance writing job board. Or register (it's free) to join the forum and get your freelance writing questions answered.

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From the Freelance Writing Blog

Are You Working the Wrong Freelance Writing Schedule?

Do you ever look at your fellow freelance writers and wonder how they seem to fit so much into their days? Do you struggle to get through your daily to-do lists? Have you felt forced to work more than 40 hours per week to take care of projects you've gotten behind on?...

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Spring Cleaning for Freelance Writers

I spent time yesterday afternoon meandering around my gardens, taking in the scent of hyacinths while I looked in on some of my favorite flower beds. It was warm, after a rather chilly morning up here on the hill. And it hit me... It's spring. Yes. I know it's been...

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Writing Goals & Progress Check-In: April 2017

Can you believe we're already in the second quarter of the year? A colleague mentioned it yesterday, and I hadn't realized how much time had gotten away from me. What that means is it's time for a check-in on writing and business goals for the year. See what's...

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From the Community:

If I’m looking for fresh, no-BS perspectives on writing blogging and publishing, Jenn Mattern’s All Freelance Writing is my first port of call.

I’ve been reading AIW from the beginning and I always find something of value there. Jenn and her contributors tell it like it is, refusing to sugar-coat the realities of the writing and publishing life.

In addition, it’s a good place to look for trusted recommendations on tools that will help you to be a more productive and better organized writer and self-publisher. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Sharon Hurley Hall

Jenn Mattern continues to amaze me with the depth of her knowledge about writing and about building and maintaining a web presence. I count on the accuracy of her information. I enjoy her complete answers to questions. Jenn’s tops in my book.

Anne Wayman
About Freelance Writing

When I first met Jenn I was an experienced writer but completely rudderless when it came to successfully marketing my business. Within a few short months she helped me to transform my brand and improve my copywriting skills. I’d followed so-called experts for years, wasting money and going nowhere. However, with Jenn, I finally got the real deal. She’s direct, firm and takes no nonsense, which is just what you need to truly succeed.

Edward Beaman

All Freelance Writing and its creator, Jenn Mattern, have been an incredibly supportive and helpful resource for my freelance writing business. I believe that the information I've gotten there has added value to my writing career in so many immeasurable ways. Mattern knows her stuff. She's got the years of hands on experience to back it all up. Best of all, she has the quickest bullshit detector in the industry and she's not afraid to use it.

Princess Jones

When I started devoting more time to my freelance writing business nearly a decade ago, All Freelance Writing was one of the first websites I started to read. Through the site, through the years, I have learned so much valuable information. Things that have made me think more about what I was doing and how I was doing it. In my view Jenn Mattern is a leading global voice for the freelance community. I feel fortunate to be a reader and to have benefited from her wise content. I feel even more fortunate to call her a colleague and friend.

Dann Alexander
Author of Planned UnParenthood

All Freelance Writing is my go-to site for many reasons, but mostly because of Jenn’s talent for building and maintaining a successful freelance writing business. No erroneous information here – Jenn knows her stuff and practices what she preaches. What’s more, Jenn tells you what you need to hear – no sugar-coating or hand-holding, but honest, helpful advice that comes from her wealth of experience. I learn something new every day from Jenn, and if you’re paying attention, you will, too.

Lori Widmer
Words on the Page

Jennifer has been an inspiration to me and my freelance writing career since the first day I started following her work. She's an experienced freelance writer with many other skills at her disposal, which is simply magnificent. If you are a new or even experienced freelance writer looking to improve your skills and knowledge, learning from the best, I highly recommend that you follow Jennifer.

Ruan Oosthuizen
Search Vector Media

"When I started my own business in 2008, Jennifer (Jenn) Mattern was someone I found to be a great resource for learning about a freelance writing career. Her expertise and 'tell it like it is' attitude is a blessing I was thankful to discover."

Cathy Miller
Simply Stated Business

Latest Freelance Writing Jobs

Writer Needed for Automotive Articles

Date Added: 04/10/2017

Job Category: Blogging / Web Content Writing

Hiring Company:


Local candidates only?

Budget (per post / page / document): $25 - 50 (LOW PAY)

Description is looking for pitches from freelance writers who can cover everything from listicles about car shopping to DIY automotive repair articles. Pay is $20 for 500-word articles, $45 for 800-1000 word articles, and $100 for 1500-2000 word articles.


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