Better Writing Jobs: Get Paid More & 6 Top Job Boards

Writing jobs can be hard to find. Many writers want to work-from-home, be in charge of their time, and of course, make good money. But a lot of us struggle to make just enough to pay the bills. And that’s because we don’t know where to find the high paying clients. When I started writing, I focused on bidding for writing jobs on content mills like Fiverr and Upwork, where I made very little money. Most of the clients only sought the best value at the cheapest rate. And the percentage that went as commissions to those sites was very discouraging- 20%!  After a few months, I began searching for writing jobs in different places. Now, I’ve gotten rid of …

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Freelance Writing Jobs: 7 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

Are you a newbie writer who is searching for freelance writing jobs? Are you having trouble landing the clients you want? I’ve been there. I began freelance writing almost ten years ago, and as a self-starter I did not fully know what I was getting into. Thankfully, I learned many lessons along the way, and I discovered that the mistakes I made were common among beginners. So, I want to share those experiences with you! Without further ado, here are 7 common mistakes beginners make when searching for freelance writing jobs: #1 Your pitch is ineffective. Creating the perfect pitch is an artform, and not an easy one to master. My pitches were terrible. They lacked focus, did not connect …

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How to Take a Work-from-home Vacation in 5 Easy Steps

Five years ago, I started a part-time remote job, without knowing about work-from-home vacations. I loved my first few weeks working remotely; I was freed of the morning rush to get to work and could work without compromising on time for my friends and family. Self-set goals took precedence over the obligation to stay at my desk until the clock struck 5. But the momentum did not last. A few months in, I was burned out and could find no clear demarcation between work and the rest of my life. I distinctly remember a moment when I was looking at the floor and the surrounding walls after a remote work shift ended, feeling like I had not felt oriented to my …

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8 Useful Tips to Combat Work-from-home Burnout

If you’ve ever experienced work-from-home burnout, then you know the feeling. Trouble focusing, restlessness, headaches, and even a surge in illness can be common symptoms.  I know what burnout feels like, and I am so thankful to have discovered some methods for combating the overwhelming problem of work-from-home burnout.  However, the solution did not come overnight. As with most things, I had to go through a period of trial and error before finding effective solutions.   Tired? Drink more coffee. Trouble focusing? Chide yourself and keep going anyway, or worse yet, give in to procrastination. Restless? Headaches? Illness? Medicate and move on.  Quick fixes help for a time. But here is the problem: the symptoms always come back. So, for me, …

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One Simple Way a Work-from-home Mom Builds a Happy Home

My first child was a baby when I began working from home. I imagined that working from home would be such a joy because I would spend every waking hour with my little one. I would not miss out on his first words, his first steps, or any of those important moments that only come once in a lifetime. This proved to be mostly true.