Category: Technical Writing

Learn the differences between technical writing and creative writing

Four key strategies for developing a business mindset as a writerFour key strategies for developing a business mindset as a writer

This is a guest article by Indiana Lee. If you want to submit a guest article of your own, be sure to read the guest article guidelines.

Making real money as a writer requires you to become more entrepreneurial-minded. It’s a business mindset that will inspire you to develop additional skills, like marketing and managing business finances. It will help you establish a professional image that resonates with your ideal clients. 

More importantly, you can’t grow your writing business without an entrepreneurial mindset. Develop one with these four strategies. 

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How to improve productivity and workflows for freelance writersHow to improve productivity and workflows for freelance writers

This is a guest article by Indiana Lee. If you want to submit a guest article of your own, be sure to read the guest article guidelines.

Writing professionally is all about maximizing your efficiency while retaining a high level of quality. You can’t afford to spend days fiddling with the same paragraph and need to make the most of every minute at the keyboard. Maximize your productivity as a writer by focusing on improvements to your workflow. Even subtle improvements, like automating your spell-checking, can save you hours of work every week.

Completing your work quickly doesn’t just improve your hourly rate — it also frees up time for professional development. This is particularly important if you want to appeal to high-end clients who are looking for a talented wordsmith to brainstorm blog posts and produce well-researched, refined articles.

Let’s take a look at how, as a freelance writer, you can improve your productivity by incorporating tech-based workflows:

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How to organize yourself as a freelance writerHow to organize yourself as a freelance writer

This is a guest article by Indiana Lee. If you want to submit a guest article of your own, be sure to read the guest article guidelines.

As a freelancer, being a great writer isn’t guaranteed to bring you success. Yes, it’s an important part of getting the job done and building your reputation. However, it’s certainly not everything. Rather, it’s vital to ensure your writing skills are underpinned by a strong set of supportive abilities that keep you productive and in demand.

One of the most important of these support skills is solid organization. With good practices in place, you’re likely to find it more practical to juggle multiple projects. It can also help you to balance your time between writing and the dull, yet essential, administrative tasks. Being organized doesn’t come naturally to everyone, but with a few steps, it will help you thrive as a professional writer.

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Here’s what freelancers can do to protect their personal brandsHere’s what freelancers can do to protect their personal brands

This is a guest article by Indiana Lee. If you want to submit a guest article of your own, be sure to read the guest article guidelines.

Going freelance can be deeply rewarding. You get to set your own working hours, choose your clients, and handpick the content you create based on your niche. However, the freedom of freelancing comes with responsibility. You have to protect your personal brand if you want to make it alone. A strong brand will help you find new clients, retain high-paying patrons, and justify increases in rates.

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How to deal with burnout as a freelance writerHow to deal with burnout as a freelance writer

This is a guest article by Indiana Lee. If you want to submit a guest article of your own, be sure to read the guest article guidelines.

Every writer experiences burnout at some point in their career. But, as a professional writer, you probably can’t afford to put down your pen and stop writing. Navigating burnout can be even more tricky when you’re freelancing. If you want to keep your clients, you have to resist the urge to close the blank page, uninstall Microsoft Word, and ignore upcoming deadlines.

Instead, you should learn to identify the early signs of burnout and take a break before it’s too late. Even small changes to your daily writing routine can help you make it through a particularly tricky brief and see that life as a writer is a blessing, not a chore.

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Six ways the digital age has transformed the freelancing worldSix ways the digital age has transformed the freelancing world

This is a guest article by Indiana Lee. If you want to submit a guest article of your own, be sure to read the guest article guidelines.

Working as a freelancer has come a long way, thanks to the digital revolution. It’s no longer just about learning to survive as a freelance writer, or any kind of freelancer, but learning to thrive with the help of technology. Technology has grown exceptionally over the last decade or so, completely transforming the way we work — it’s a whole new world for online freelancers now. In fact, some claim there hasn’t been this much transformation since the Industrial Revolution.

Technology and innovation are completely overturning traditional work structures. And freelancers are now starting to come out on top, rather than struggling and not knowing when their next paycheck might come rolling in.

In fact, 36% of Americans now work freelance. The COVID-19 pandemic, of course, did work as a sort of catalyst that spurred this new rise of freelancers. But in truth, freelancing has been gaining in popularity for years as advances in technology have made it more approachable and even lucrative.

So, let’s take a look at some of the many ways modern technology and the digital age have transformed the freelancing world.

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