Five Questions To Ask A Freelance Content Writer Before Hiring

Welcome back to a new year of blog posts about freelancing. In this series, I offer advice to both potential clients wanting to hire, and to new freelancers taking their first tentative steps into this brave new world of self-employment. As a client looking to outsource your content writing needs, you’re probably full of questionsContinue reading “Five Questions To Ask A Freelance Content Writer Before Hiring”

Tips for Working Smarter as a Freelancer – Winter Edition

It’s beginning to look a lot like… snow, wind, cold and rain moving sideways. Christmas may be just around the corner, but it’s easy to forget just how bad the weather can be here in the northern hemisphere at this time of year. It’s easy to put the heating on, sit down with a hotContinue reading “Tips for Working Smarter as a Freelancer – Winter Edition”

Brevity in Your Writing: Adding by Taking Away

When reading a book, nothing annoys, frustrates and irritates me more than when an author over-writes their work to the extent that it annoys, frustrates and irritates me no end. There has been a tendency in the last decade or so for enormous forest-killing books to exceed 800 pages to grace the book shelves ofContinue reading “Brevity in Your Writing: Adding by Taking Away”

Your Business Blog Needs Valuable Content, Not Just Good SEO

I don’t spend a great deal of time trawling through new jobs on Upwork at the moment. It’s my busiest period of the year and I have enough to keep me occupied. That’s not to say that new work is not or would not be welcome though. One thing that has always stuck out forContinue reading “Your Business Blog Needs Valuable Content, Not Just Good SEO”

“Content is King”? What Does That Even Mean Anyway?

It’s a common phrase for business and freelancers that operate on the internet. To some it might be meaningless business speak, but for some businesses primarily engaged with the internet they are words to live by. “Content is King” has become a bit of a mantra, but what does it really mean? And how importantContinue reading ““Content is King”? What Does That Even Mean Anyway?”

Seven Reasons You Should Hire a Freelance Content Writer

No matter the size of your business, you have probably asked yourself this question: Do I outsource work on my business blog to a freelance content writer or should I hire full-time employees? If you’re a sole trader or employ just one our two people, you probably do not have the budget to hire aContinue reading “Seven Reasons You Should Hire a Freelance Content Writer”