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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Non-Paying Clients: Protecting Yourself

It’s fair to say that most people who are just beginning freelancing will experiment with one of the platforms. Guru, Upwork, Fiverr and others are sites we’ve reviewed on Freelance with Us – you can check out those reviews elsewhere on the site. The benefit to the platforms is that most offer protection to both […]

Social Media and Your Freelance Career

  Social media is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s not just for “the kids” anymore. According to Pew Research Center, 69% of adults are on the social media platforms. From Twitter and LinkedIn to Instagram and Facebook, social media is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to communicate. If your freelance business isn’t […]

What you Need to Run a Digital Content Agency

  Digital marketing agencies are all the rage right now. Entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the gig-economy to make millions by acting as mediators, delegators and negotiators. It’s a great time to be a freelancer and a better time to be an entrepreneur. But if you are one of the former and want to become […]

Financial Advice for Freelance Writers: Five Top Tips

Whether you’re moving from contracted work to freelancing or this is your first job, take a look at these top financial tips to help you get stated. 1. Don’t Forget Healthcare and Insurance When you’re a freelancer you can’t rely on employers to sort out your life insurance and health insurance. This is something you […]

Your Expenses as a Freelance Writer: Advice

If you have worked a standard, contracted job for many years and then make the switch to freelancing, one of the hardest changes to deal with is self-employment tax and the ways in which it differs from the income tax you pay as an employee. This is true both for the UK and the US—although […]

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 […]