Do I Need SEO as a Freelance Writer?

Amanda Bowyer, Freelance Writing, SEO Basics, Do I Need SEO
You may be asking yourself, “Do I need SEO to be a freelance writer?” I asked myself that same question all the time, especially when I was just starting out. It’s taken some time, but I think I’ve developed a pretty good answer: No, you don’t need SEO training in order to make a living as a freelance writer. You’ll still find enough writing gigs to get by and you’ll still ...

7 REAL Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

freelance writing jobs, amanda bowyer
  When you're just starting out as a freelance writer, it can be hard to know where to find work. Once you've been writing for a while, you'll likely find yourself with a list of regular clients and, in some cases, companies will seek you out specifically for your services. Until then, however, you can expect to do a little fishing. You'll need to do a lot of gig pitchi...

An Introduction to Freelance Writing

Freelance Writing, Amanda Bowyer
One great way to make a little extra money on the side (or completely replace your income - your choice), is to become a freelance writer. It's outrageous, but as someone who majored in English it never once occurred to me that I could sell my writing online. I thought, "Sure, maybe if I wrote a book or something," but the truth is that companies, and even individuals, will...

5 Common Writing Errors to Avoid

Writing, Writing Errors
Language is constantly changing and writing changes with it, so it's easy to make mistakes. For writers, however, it is essential that grammatical errors be eliminated from a text before it is viewed by its target audience. This is just as vital for authors as it is for freelance writers. I've edited countless documents, short stories, and novels over the years and I'm g...