Ask More Questions for More Article Sales

For years, I have been preaching to writers about spinning off material. My mantra: go to your research material for additional articles with new slants – and earn more per hour invested … [Read more...]

Convert Your Fading Specialty Into Opportunity

You’re tooling along quite nicely, thank you, writing about CB radios for a number of magazines when BOOM! – along comes the mobile phone. Bye-bye CB radio specialty. OK, that’s a hoary … [Read more...]

Interviewing by Telephone

While interviewing experts and sources via email has become more acceptable and commonplace, it lacks in two important areas: It lacks spontaneity, as the person being interviewed can … [Read more...]

Checklists for Nonfiction

After you've written your article – after you've edited and revised it – before sending it along to an editor – or posting it on the Web – run it through these … [Read more...]

How can you respond to anonymous job postings?

  Experts warn us to be cautious about replying to online job ads that do not include identifying information – especially when they do not include a website URL you can check out. … [Read more...]

Stand out from the other freelancers – Specialize

It’s an age-old question: Should a freelance writer be a generalist – writing about anything and everything? Or is it better to concentrate in one or two subject areas? Back in the day, it was … [Read more...]

How to survive and prosper as a freelancer

Freelancing is not for sissies. It never has been. Challenges have long risen up to confront independent writers and editors. Only their names have changed to identify the … [Read more...]