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Welcome to the All Freelance Writing blog, where you can find 14+ years of advice, tips, tutorials, and industry insights for freelance writers. You can find hand-picked featured content, check out the latest blog posts, or explore the archives by category below.

If you're new and you have a question you'd like me to answer on the All Freelance Writing blog, you can submit your request for free writing advice at any time. If your query isn't already answered on the blog (please search first) and it's something other freelancers would benefit from, I might answer it publicly in a new post.

How to Use Skeleton Outlines to Write Faster

A fellow writer mentioned client projects sometimes took longer than they hoped, so they wanted to learn to write faster in order to avoid this. While there are plenty of ways you can increase your writing speed, one tip I gave them was to use “skeleton outlines.” I worked through the beginning stages of of a skeleton outline while they watched to show how quick … read more

30 Queries in 30 Days – Freelance Writing Challenge

If you’re feeling a bit stuck in a rut with marketing your services, why not try a freelance writing challenge to mix things up or motivate you to try something different? I’m a big fan of challenges. I set one or more writing challenges for myself almost every month. And today I’d like to suggest one that could bring you a few new freelance writing … read more

30 Blog Posts in 30 Days Blogging Challenge

If you’re looking for a way to take your blogging to the next level, either on your niche blog or your freelance writer blog on your professional site, publishing more often is a good place to start. That doesn’t mean slacking off on quality of course, but more regular blog posts equal more chances to have your site found. That can lead to more freelance … read more

How Can My Freelance Writing Business Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic? [Reader Question]

Today’s reader question comes from Christian Simmons, one of several writers to reach out to me as the current coronavirus pandemic hit their freelance writing businesses. A common theme is freelancers wondering if they should start specializing in pandemic-related content for the time being. Now, in Christian’s case, he’s a health writer who might have interview contacts that would make this feasible. But that’s not … read more

Review: Find Your Freelance Writing Niches from John Soares

This is a review of Find Your Freelance Writing Niches, a course from John Soares of ProductiveWriters.com. As I do in any review, I’ll share an overview with you followed by highlights, suggestions, and my overall verdict. For full disclosure, while this is not an affiliate review, John did provide me with access to the course materials for review. Let’s start by taking a look at how … read more

Introducing Freelance Writing Pros

Over the past 13 years, All Freelance Writing has published over 3000 posts. There are still about 1500 in the archives after post merges, purges, and some being split off onto other sites. But it’s still a lot of content and doesn’t even include things like the podcast and numerous tools and downloadable resources. The vast majority of that content was written with beginner freelance writers in … read more

Websites & Blogs that Pay Writers $500 or More

One of the more popular posts here at All Freelance Writing is my auto-updated list of websites and blogs that pay $100 or more per article. But $100 per post isn’t the great rate some newer freelancers think it is. That’s a low rate on the professional scale, though thankfully those gigs are advertised more often these days than even just a few years ago. … read more

Poetry Writers’ Markets Paying $50 (and more!)

  Most freelance writing markets promoted here revolve around nonfiction writing. But plenty of outlets are interested in your more creative writing as well — such as poetry. These poetry writers’ markets can pay $50, and sometimes much more, for accepted poems. Like other market lists at All Freelance Writing, be sure to check this one often if you’re looking to become a published poet. … read more

Updates & Improvements to the Job Board, Writer Directory, and More

In my last update here I let you know that the All Freelance Writing blog would no longer be updated regularly but that the site as a whole would continue to serve as a resource through more frequent updates to the freelance writing job board and writers’ market database, as well as the freelance writer directory. And I’ll also be updating older content in the … read more

Major All Freelance Writing Changes for 2019

I haven’t blogged much here this year. That’s no secret. Neither was my reason for needing time away from this site — I talked about it in-depth back in May during Lori Widmer’s Writers’ Worth Month. At the time, I thought I’d need a few months, and then I’d be able and willing to get things back to normal. That didn’t happen though. What I … read more