Category Archives: Advice for Writers

The Advice for Writers category on Freelance With Us covers articles relating to everything that a writer needs to know. We will provide author tips, writing tips and more, all of which comes directly from professional writers and published authors. Learn how to write a novel, how to become a bestseller, how to self-publish, how to freelance and more.

The articles in this category have been created by the Freelance With Us writing team. This includes our resident freelancers Megan and Thomas, as well as the Freelance With Us owner, P. J. Aitken. Aitken is the author of The Online Writer’s Companion, a freelancing guide that was created with the goal of helping freelance writers everywhere. In this section Aitken relays some of his essential tips for freelancers, helping you toward a six figure salary.

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What is a Ghostwriter?: How to Ghostwrite

Just like every patient needs healing, every story needs a writer. But just because you need medical treatment, doesn’t mean you can be a good doctor. The same is true for the written word. There will always be people with a story to tell, wisdom to impart, a special skill to share, or product to […]

Brainstorming: Write to Focus Your Ideas

Brainstorming: Write to Focus Your Ideas Recently, I worked for a client who needed help finishing up a novel after several failed attempts. The end product finally appeared a month later, which came with a mixture of relief… and agony. The client was happy to have it finished. However, at almost 100,000 words, it was clearly bloated. […]

My Life as a Catfisher

Catfishing The phenomenon of internet predators that fabricate online identities and entire social circles to trick people into emotional/romantic relationships (over a long period of time). Possible motivations: revenge, loneliness, curiosity, boredom The term catfishing was inspired by the 2010 documentary “Catfish.” Gwen was worried that her online boyfriend was a phoney after she saw […]

Freelance Insurance: Can you Insure Yourself as a Freelancer? 

We’ve had a lot of questions come in over the past few weeks about how we survive as freelance writers. We’ve heard it all. “How do you make enough money to eat?” “How does freelance insurance work?” “Do you have to pay taxes?” Well, those are actually all good questions. And we’ve covered a few […]

The Key to a Successful Interview as a Freelance Writer

I have never been good at public speaking. I am not an extroverted or confident person and I should be the worst when it comes to interviews. It would certainly make sense. But I actually enjoy the process and I have yet to have an interview for a job I didn’t get. It’s a paradox, […]

How Much is Your Website Worth? How to Calculate

I make no secret of the fact that I work as a freelancer and that I have also branched out into website development. FreelanceWithUs is one of those websites, but it’s far from the only one and I’ve actually lost track of how many they are. My writers think I have an addiction to website […]

The Best Professional Tax Software for Freelancers

Everybody’s got to do it. No matter in which country you base your business, you’re going to have to face the tax man eventually. As a freelancer, this can be quite overwhelming at times. In the United States and most other countries, employment has its perks. One of those perks is that your taxes are […]