Any successful freelance writer will be able to tell you in order to make it in the business, you need to have the right tools in your kit. These tools should be tried and tested resources you can rely on time and time again.
But, with an avalanche of information on the internet, it can be tough for new writers to work out which tools are worth investigating.
Based on feedback from those already making money with their words, here is a list of resources for budding freelance writers. Read on and decide which freelance writer tools are needed for your writing arsenal kit.
Reading typos in an interview transcript can be a cringe worthy experience. It’s easy to be jarred by a random error, skip around, then give up reading.
Freelancer writers are encouraged to delegate or outsource unlikable tasks or tasks that eat up valuable billable time.
But transcribing recorded interviews is one bear of a task I can’t give up for now. This is partly because I’ve done professional transcribing, so I’m stubbornly proud and insist on tackling transcription myself.
A recent web conference left me with this valuable lesson: “A writer without their own website is like a vendor without his own stall.”
As a previous post has discussed, your website and your online portfolio of your work are not only your base of operations, but also the place where potential clients will come find you and check your work to see if you’re worth hiring.
Do you have a WordPress writer website?
How about a WordPress blog?
Most writers, marketers and bloggers opt currently for WordPress due to the huge creative space it offers to its user community. Just think about it:
If you don’t have a system to keep track of your writing, becoming a successful writer will be stressful.
Most writers have some sort of system, whether it’s written on a piece of paper, or tracking clients, deadlines and deliveries with to-do lists and calendars. But, what about keeping track of the work itself?
As a freelance writer your phone is probably the most useful and effective accessory you have. You bring it everywhere you go and it can help you with your writing business by:
You work your butt off for your paychecks. Unfortunately for freelancers, we have to arrange every single paycheck. No convenient and regular direct deposit transactions for us.
Nope. We have to create every invoice for every project. Luckily, there are a lot of services that make the invoice process easier. Not so lucky for us, there are a lot of online merchant services to choose from, and finding the right one for your business can be frustrating.
The sad truth is that I can’t give you a clear-cut answer to this question. Which online merchant service is right for me? That’s like asking what color looks best on you. It all depends.