#BGB Tutorial: 4 Freelance Blunders to Make You Go Woops! Or DUH. (You pick.)


Whoever has ever said freelancing is “easy” should be strung up by their toes and dangled over a balcony somewhere, mouth stuffed with oversized gooey marsh mallows to muffle the screams. (I know, I have weird notions of torture.)  Those individuals clearly don’t know Jack. (Or even Jill for that matter.) Seriously though, freelancing isn’t as easy as it may sound. It’s not “Oh lemme just hang...

#BGB Tutorial- How to Write a Great Author Bio


This is a guest post courtesy of Georgina. Writing a great bio is a key skill to master, especially if you are using your bio to convert readers into something more, such as a subscriber or a client. However there are a crap ton of really good writers out there, that still seem to fall short in the bio department.  Maybe it’s because they are writing about themselves, or maybe they are over...

How I Partially Financed My Trip Around The World With Freelance Writing


This guest post is brought to you courtesy of Shane Lee. Since (ahem) yours truly is a freelance writer as well (somewhat by accident too) I thought Shane’s story both a fun and inspirational one to share with you. I’d love to hear how you’ve gotten creative financing your entrepreneurial passion. Feel free to share your story in the comments below. I became a freelance writer...

Making Money as a Freelance Writer- WITHOUT Selling Your Soul to a Content Farm


This is a guest post by the lovely Marina, on a few ideas she’s used successfully to make money as a freelance writer. The caveat- she does it WITHOUT selling her soul to a content farm, and guess what? You can too, yo! Please drop any thoughts or questions in the comments area below.  On June 16, 2011, TheFasterTimes.com posted an article by Oliver Miller, a self-described “content...

Why Pitching a Client is Like a Job Interview and Why It Isn’t!


Howdy dahling BGB’er. Hope you had a fabulous New Year and 2012 has started with an appropriate bang.  This is a guest post contributed by Chris Farnell on why pitching a client is similar to a J.O.B. interview… and then again… why it isn’t! He makes several good points, with the very last point being my love-hate favorite. 😉 How about you? Got ideas on ways a pitching a...

Success as a Freelance Copywriter – the Fine Art of Planning


Halloooo BGB’ers! 🙂 How’s it shakin’? This is another post by guest author Chris Hoole and his take on why planning is the shiznel for freelancers. Diaries, efficiency, breaking up, not down… well, you’ll just have to read it sweetcakes and see what he has to say for yourself. Now make him feel welcome ya’ll.  You know what to do! (I hope.) Some people fall...

Writing as a Career- Are You Feeling the Creative Seduction?


This is a guest post from Chris Hoole. I have to agree, going pro as a writer is pretty daft. It’s not easy, it’s not always fun, and sometimes you wonder if you’re in the right line of work. However as he mentions, for many writers it’s not always a matter of choice… it’s almost a compulsion! Kind of like diarrhea of the fingers or something. Words.  Must...

10 Woes of the Freelance Creative Pro


OK, so. When it comes to running your own small business, many people tend to think of “freelancing” as a dirty word. Personally, I really don’t see the difference.  Small business, freelance business, entrepreneurship… they all mean the same thing to me, and that is- YOU WORK FOR YOURSELF! Get it?  You and you alone are the Big Kahuna, you call the shots, you run the day...

How to Become Self Employed (And When to Do It)


This is a guest post by Aimee Sway.  Self employment isn’t a cakewalk and anyone who tells you otherwise is probably only out to take your money. That said, I feel there are a ton of rewards that more than make up for all the not so easy stuff.  But it’s hard to make that initial decision of “should you or shouldn’t you” sometimes.  Hopefully Aimee’s thoughts...

Lucrative Freelance Niches You Might Not Know About


This is a guest post from Mark Rodgers on a handful of freelance niches you just might not know about (or maybe you do!), that could be the source of your next rent check! Just sayin’. Freelancing can be a difficult career choice.  Sure, skilled individuals can make a modest living if they are willing to put in the work that it takes to seek clients. There are so many bloggers, designers...


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