Friday, February 26, 2016

These May Be the Dumbest 4 Words a Freelance Writer Ever Heard

...and Mikey's about to Show You Why They're so Dumb!

Mikey is Mad at 4 Words
I felt compelled to write this quick post in regards to a particularly irritating and utterly useless piece of advice many freelance writing experts use to answer a very important question. And you'd almost be convinced the experts actually helped struggling writers if the too often uttered phrase wasn't the most worthless, confusing and potentially damaging combination of 4 words a freelance writer trying to make money online could ever have the unfortunate luck to read and believe.

It's used so much by so many experts in this industry that an individual (like me) may begin to question their own mental state.

Have I suddenly dropped to a 3rd grade reading comprehension level and am now unable to read between the lines?

Is this dumb-ass phrase actually hiding some profound secret that I am incapable of seeing?

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ferociously Fast Freelance Writing Site Reviews: Writer's Relief

Writer's Relief Freelance Writing Site
Getting back into the game after an arduous couple months, I stumbled upon this beaut of a freelance writing site to help all of you'ns make money writing online.

This "Ferociously Fast Freelance Writing Site Reviews" is a new mini-series I am going to start. Essentially, whenever I find a new site, I'll write a quick review of it and link some of the material I receive after signing up. 

My purpose in doing this is so that you can decide for yourself whether or not it's worth your time to register. In the freelance writing business, time equals money, so you need to be as efficient as possible.

Writer's Relief is for those of you who're looking to get published, self-published or to access a plethora of other useful writing tools and resources. A lot of it is free, but there are paid versions for certain things as well as contests and something about becoming a client. The following is taken from the Writer's Relief freelance writing site and concerns the client status:

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Let's Help a Fellow Freelance Writer Out by Nominating Her Book on Amazon

Hi again everyone. Long time, no see. I'll get into my absence in another post, but first I'd like to get the FWP Blog/Forum community involved by helping a fellow writer make money online.

My newest freelancing friend is Vicki Zell, and she needs to get her book nominated on Amazon. Nominating the book is so simple that you'll be done before a bunny can finish a single hop, an owl can finish "Whooing" or a cheetah can finish one half stride at 70 mph.

Yea, that's super fast, and a bit of an exaggeration, but it really is simple and feeling good about helping a fellow writer take one step closer to success is an added bonus. Not to mention, if she gets the nominations, we all get a free copy of "HELLEN BACK".

Below is a short excerpt and other info I got from Vicki during a LinkedIn conversation:

Friday, April 10, 2015

5 Tools That Will Help You Make More Money Writing Online

Freelance Writing Tools for SuccessqBefore I took the leap into the freelance writing business, I worked as a
tradesman in the construction industry. Jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none was my career focus, and I've carried many job titles over the years.

I spent the better part of a decade framing walls and setting trusses as a residential carpenter. Then several years came when I craved independence, so I decided to work as an independent contractor installing satellite television systems. While living in Hawaii, I tried my hand as a finisher on a drywall crew, worked as a maintenance man for an apartment complex and built cabinets at a shop by the beach.

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Day in the Life: Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned and the Real Freelance Writer Arrives at Last

Part 4: A Present Day in the Life of a Freelance Writer

E.B. White the author of Charlotte’s Web said:“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.”

In this really, really late installment of "A Day in the Life", we join Mikey Freelancer at a time that parallels our present day. As our tiny dust mite bodies float on unnoticeable currents of air and dance in between streams of photons bursting into the modest house, our hero seems at ease, confident and totally in control for the first time in, well, forever. If looks are an indicator, he exudes far more success and confidence than when he first started a freelance writing business. 

Michael is Still Alive and Here's a Quick Update to Prove It

Freelance Writing for Profit
Just a quick post to prove to ya’ll and the IRS that I am still alive. I was able to come up for a breath after nearly drowning in deadlines and while I was going through my morning routine I ran across this great post. It may be one of the simples articles ever and yet it’s chock full of some great freelance writing job board links. There were a couple sites that I had never heard of before and that is a bit surprising. You can never have too many freelance writing sites in the old toolbox.
Here’s the article. Enjoy!

Oh, by the way, if you have never heard of FlexJobs, you may want to check that site out as well, take a little tour, look at some freelance writing jobs and then drop it into your toolbox for safe keeping.

PS: Part 4 of A Day in the Life will be posted shortly. I promise.