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New Year Tips & Reminders for Freelance Writers

I hope your new year is off to a great start. Have you run through all your basic new year business tasks yet? If not, no worries. I’m still hashing out some of mine too. Not sure what kinds of tasks I mean? Let’s look at ten new year tips and reminders appropriate for most freelance writers — things you might want to review or … read more

Reflecting on My 2021 Freelance Writing Predictions

Note: The following is an archived email newsletter, originally distributed on February 7, 2022. Minor updates were made as-necessary. To receive content like this before it appears in archives, subscribe to the All Freelance Writing newsletter and blog updates. In a prior newsletter, I made a few predictions about what I thought 2021 might have in store for the freelance writing community. Let’s look back on … read more

Sharon Hurley Hall on Freelance Writing, Anti-Racism, & Lifting Up Fellow Writers

Note: The following is an archived email newsletter, originally distributed on April 21, 2021. Minor updates were made as-necessary. To receive content like this before it appears in archives, subscribe to the All Freelance Writing newsletter and blog updates. Not long ago on the blog, we talked about revenue share schemes, third party blog and newsletter services, and why you’re usually better off hosting your own content. … read more

Twitter Revenue Share on the Way?

Note: The following is an archived email newsletter, originally distributed on March 1, 2021. Minor updates were made as-necessary. To receive content like this before it appears in archives, subscribe to the All Freelance Writing newsletter and blog updates. As if it isn’t bad enough revenue sharing schemes are on the rise when it comes to blogging and newsletters, it looks like they might be … read more

Negative SEO: Are Unethical Competitors Affecting Your Business?

Note: The following is an archived email newsletter, originally distributed on January 26, 2021. Minor updates were made as-necessary. To receive content like this before it appears in archives, subscribe to the All Freelance Writing newsletter and blog updates. This week’s blog post on ethics creep was inspired by a conversation with Peter Bowerman relating to professional ethics in the writing community. It also ties … read more

3 Freelance Writing Predictions for 2021

Note: The following is an archived email newsletter, originally distributed on January 19, 2021. Minor updates were made as-necessary. To receive content like this before it appears in archives, subscribe to the All Freelance Writing newsletter and blog updates. With each new year comes changes, some we choose for ourselves and others we have little control over. I don’t often make yearly predictions, but this … read more

Divi WordPress Theme: Why I Can No Longer Recommend It

Note: The following is an archived email newsletter, originally distributed on October 22, 2019. Minor updates were made as-necessary. To receive content like this before it appears in archives, subscribe to the All Freelance Writing newsletter and blog updates. For years now I’ve been a fan of Elegant Themes, especially their Divi WordPress theme. I’ve been using it since its initial release. I was in … read more

Stop Romanticizing the “Starving Artist”

Note: The following is an archived email newsletter, originally distributed on August 27, 2019. Minor updates were made as-necessary. To receive content like this before it appears in archives, subscribe to the All Freelance Writing newsletter and blog updates. If you’ve been on Twitter over the last few days, you’ve probably seen authors and other writers talking about the old “starving artist” myth. This was sparked by … read more

Why I’m Saying “Goodbye” to MailChimp

Note: The following is an archived email newsletter, originally distributed on July 8, 2019. Minor updates were made as-necessary. To receive content like this before it appears in archives, subscribe to the All Freelance Writing newsletter and blog updates. For about six years, I’ve used MailChimp as my email marketing service. It had its perks. It had its downsides. But overall I was happy with … read more