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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4 Marketing Tips for Authors

You’ve signed with a publisher or you’ve chosen to self-publish. You’ve been through the edits, the formatting; you’ve made the changes, acquired the artwork and published. Now what? One of the most difficult and most overlooked aspects of making it as an author is marketing. Unless you can promote your book yourself, then you’re not […]

The Negative Impact of Bankruptcy

The newspapers are littered with stories of celebrities going bankrupt while still living in big houses and collecting big checks. It’s easy to read these stories and assume that bankruptcy is an easy way out, and that no matter how bad things get, you can always just declare bankruptcy. But as you might have suspected, […]

The Most in-Demand Content Writing Jobs

Trends come and go, and freelance portals like Upwork bear witness to all of them. Shortly after the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, there was a huge increase in the demand for erotic novels, with a few jobs on what was then oDesk and Elance even asking for writers to “rewrite” the popular novel. […]

When to Take Hourly Contracts vs Fixed Price

The vast majority of clients on freelancing sites don’t care whether a client opts for a fixed price or hourly contract. This is especially true of clients that are new to the site, but it’s also true for many others. They have a set budget in mind so they typically opt for fixed price, but […]

3 SEO Tips for First-Timers

SEO is an essential tool in any writer’s arsenal, but if you’re new to SEO it can seem daunting. The good news is that as complex as it all sounds, the job of the writer can be whittled down to a few very simple concepts, and once you learn these then you can tackle any […]

4 SEO Tips for Complete Beginners

There are over half a billion websites active online, a simply staggering statistic that means single company, regardless of their niche or their expertise, is in a constant fight for survival. The only way to get noticed in this saturated marketplace is make sure your SEO is better than your competitor’s SEO, and contrary to […]

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 […]