Monthly Archives: May 2017

Scrivener vs Storyist: Specialist Writing Software for Writers

I recently discovered a little tip that I wish I’d known sooner about tin snips. Their handles are color-coded to indicate how they are designed to cut best. Tin snips designed to cut straight are yellow-handled, snips designed to cut counterclockwise in tight curves are red-handled, and clockwise cutting tin snips have green handles. Had […]

The Best Gig Jobs Site for Writers

If you’ve been hanging out with us for a while, you ‘re familiar with our favorite platforms for freelancers. Upwork, Fiverr and PeoplePerHour rank among the best sites for freelancers to find work. But if you’re looking for gig jobs, there are resources you can use as well. By “gig job”, we mean sites where […]

CreateSpace Review: Best Self-Publishing Service?

Actors dream of “seeing their name in lights” or on the big screen. Writers dream of seeing their name featured prominently on a book cover or on the New York Times Bestseller list. Many years ago, I had a friend who had written a novel. I was one of her early readers and got to […]

Best Self-Publishing Companies and Self-Publishing Companies to Avoid

As a writer, you already know about the waiting and rejection of the traditional publishing process. But due to the advancements in digital technology, writers have an opportunity to skip the anguish involved with trade publishing and get published. Anyone with the tenacity to finish a book can turn to self-publishing as an option. This […]

Freelance Proposal Template: Ideas and Samples for Sending Proposals

Probably one of the most time consuming aspects of being a freelance writer is that you’ve got to be constantly marketing yourself. This is especially true in the beginning of your career before you land a few long term clients. We’ve gotten a few questions as to whether we can provide a freelance writing template. […]

Best Freelance Writing Gigs Online

You already know how enamored we are of sites like Fiverr and Upwork for finding freelance writing gigs. And you know that it’s possible to earn a living from these sites – they’re truly valid ways to make a full time income from home. But if you’re just looking for a little extra spending money, […]

How to Get Featured on Fiverr and Other Tips

I’m sure it’s possible to make six figures each year on Fiverr. I don’t. I, personally, split my time between platforms like Fiverr and Upwork. But as someone who’s had great success with the site, I certainly know that the money can add up, and would like to share with you how to get featured […]

Freelancing Forum / Writing Forum, New Additions (Updates)

Freelancing With Us has come a long way over the last few months. The site is still less than a year old but we have hundreds of articles across dozens of subjects and it’s getting bigger everyday. I promised to make some big changes when that happened and I have! FWU now has a brand new […]

How to Make Money on Fiverr

If you’ve read The Online Writer’s Companion, you know that you can make a full time living through quality clients on Upwork. And if you haven’t read it yet, go do that now. But while author and FWU writer PJ Aitken is busy honing his craft on Upwork, I’m building quite a reputation as a […]

Freelance Writer Resume Sample: Guidelines and Samples 

We’ve stressed many times within the pages of Freelance With Us that it’s critical to a writer’s success to continue to market herself. Every writer should engage in at least one marketing activity every single day. In response, we’ve gotten questions about freelance writer resume samples, and whether we can provide one. A freelance writer […]