I’m setting myself a ridiculous challenge. Join me? #podtober

Freelance Confidence needs a podcast. I am already part of A Little Bird Told Me, a freelance writing podcast with my freelance colleague Lorrie, but since she has been on maternity leave we haven’t made an episode. Freelance Confidence’s podcast is going to be different, though, and it won’t be […]


10 Essential Videos EVERY Writer Needs to Watch

Everyone has different ways of absorbing information, and the audio-visual nature of video works well for many. The barrier to entry of video making is getting lower and lower, so many individuals are making video clips with their phones and uploading them directly to YouTube within minutes… it makes sense […]

10 Essential Videos EVERY Writer Needs to Watch

Piggy Bank Money

Sources of Extra Cash for Freelance Writers

Income from freelancing can wax and wane a bit and even well-paid freelance writers can benefit from some additional income streams for extra cash and security. Listen to find out more! Links mentioned in the show Amazon affiliates Google AdSense Clickbank E-Junkie Commission Junction Affiliate Window This is what petunias […]

Don’t work for free – people die of exposure!

When you freelance, a lot of people expect that you will be keen to write for them for free. As if you have nothing better to do with your time, as if your skills are worth £0, and as if the opportunity to populate someone’s niche blog on raw cabbage […]

Don't work for free - people die of exposure!

50 free online writing courses

50 Free Online Writing Courses 1

Constantly learning and training makes us all better at our jobs, whether we are improving our writing skills, our business skills or studying a seemingly unrelated topic – even then, there are always transferable skills and, you never know, you might find yourself with a new specialist subject! Thanks to […]

Mythbusting Low-Paid Freelance Writing Work 4

Starting out in freelance writing is an exciting time. Dreams of typing all day in a sunny coffee shop and nonchalantly telling people you write for a living are seductive. The alternative stereotype is also appealing to many: getting up at noon and working in your pyjamas, perhaps in bed. […]

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Taking a Break

Avoid Toxic Clients and Only Attract Ideal Ones with @iamjodyjelas

Getting freelance writing clients of your own is the only real path to financial success, as the mass market websites are a thoroughly depressing fight to the bottom. However, not every client is ideal for you and your business. Check out Jody Jelas telling it like it is, as she […]