Last week we looked at why you NEED a website for your freelance business… so this week, let’s explore how you can make one of the most important pages on your website, your About page, super awesome and compelling for potential clients! We’ve got 8 steps for how to write an About page for your freelance business.

Psst… the Begin Your Biz Challenge for the month of July is all about how to improve your business website. Click HERE to join the challenge for free!

Step 1 for how to write an about page: Identify your brand’s voice

The great thing about being a freelancer is that often,

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After almost a decade of freelancing, I STILL get butterflies in my stomach when I’m about to submit a completed project to a client. Grab your freelance writing project checklist and learn 5 things you need to do BEFORE you submit your freelance writing project to clients! It's okay to feel a little nervous about submitting a final draft to your client, but this blog post + checklist will help you to feel a little more confident (and ensure that your completed work is truly AWESOME). Click on over to get the goods now!

What if they don’t like it?

What if they HATE it?

What if my work is actually just garbage?

(It’s actually pretty funny that I still get a little nervous every time I submit a project to a client, because they nearly always come back to let me know that they love the work and it’s exactly what they wanted. This is very normal for a freelancers!)

Luckily,

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Putting together your freelance services webpage, but not sure what you should include on it? You need an awesome freelance services webpage if you want to get freelance clients and make money freelancing!Find out 10 things to include on your freelance website in this article! If you're getting stuck with what to write on your freelance services webpage, don't worry -- this article covers all the basics of what to include, but a few extra things that make a nice touch. Click on over to get the tips (plus a free worksheet!) now.

First things first: get a FREE worksheet on how to create your freelance services webpage by clicking HERE.

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Here are 10 things to include on your freelance services webpage! Don’t miss out on these basics:
1) Why your ideal client needs your freelance service

Somehow,

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One of my dear blog friends contacted me a last week to inquire if she could use my blog newsletter welcome email as a template for her own, because she loved it so much. Of course I said yes—and since I see questions ALL THE TIME about what to send your email subscribers, I figured I’d provide you with a handy template to use for your own blog newsletter welcome email! Get tips (plus a template!) for how to create a welcome email that WORKS for your new newsletter subscribers -- email marketing tips for bloggers, small business owners, freelancers & more. Click on over to get the blog newsletter welcome email tips & template now!

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The welcome email is a great opportunity to email your new subscribers immediately after they sign up for your newsletter. 

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*Everyone* tells bloggers that they need to have a newsletter or some kind of email marketing* going on if they want to go pro with their blogs. It makes sense—after all, once you have someone’s email address, you’ve been given access to connecting with them on a one-on-one basis (and if you pay attention to the analytics of your email marketing platform, you can also get a lot of insight into what they are most interested in, based on what they open and click on etc.). Get blog newsletter ideas in this article featuring tips on what to include in your blog newsletter! These blog newsletter tips will help you figure out what to send people once you've got them on your list. It's not enough to just collect email addresses -- you have to actually make use of them! Click on over for the blogging tips + email list tips now.

Grab your cheat sheet for tips on putting together an email list >>

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Hey friends! I’m still sick *sad face*. Luckily I prepared this article last week, so you don’t miss out on your weekly writing & business fix! It’s unlikely that I’ll have an article published for tomorrow, but we should be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week. Thanks for your patience and hope you’re staying healthy and well. xo

In past years, I’ve chosen a word/phrase to live by for the year instead of a New Year’s resolution. Wish you could FINALLY get around to finishing (or starting!) that book you've always wanted to write? Do you always mean to get around to writing, but you never seem to have enough time (or it just feels too daunting and overwhelming of a task)? The 500 words/day writing challenge can help! This is a simple commitment to make that can REALLY pay off, and has the potential for you to write a half-dozen books in the space of just 1 year! Click on over to find out how this fun little challenge works. ::: writing tips ::: writer challenge ::: how to be a writer ::: tips for writers :::

This year, however, I decided to implement a challenge for myself: to write 500 words a day,

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National Novel Writing Month has come and gone… next comes the rewriting, and more rewriting, and yet more rewriting, until at last it will be time to send books off to editors!

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Finished writing your NaNoWriMo novel, or are you finally ready to get your non-fiction book off to an editor? Find out the top dos & don'ts of working with editors in this article! Learn what you should---and shouldn't---do when connecting with a professional editor to make the most of your editing experience. *** tips for writers *** writer tips ***

But before you do that, here are some DOs and DON’Ts to keep in mind if you are going to be working with a professional editor on your book:

  • DO understand what type of edit you’re looking for before connecting with an editor.

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We are into Week 2 of NaNoWriMo! This is a time when the novelty might start to wear off for some writers.Succeed at National Novel Writing Month with these writing tips! This article features 10 writing prompts for NaNoWriMo, or for any time you need a little extra boost for character development and story ideas. ~ NaNoWriMo ideas ~ best writing prompts ~ novel writing ideas ~ story writing prompts ~

If you’ve been jumping around in your novel, like I have, instead of writing in a linear fashion, you might have already written your favorite scenes.

…But you still have 2/3 of a novel to write!

That’s why NOW is the perfect time to engage in some writing prompts to get the creative juices flowing and meet that word count. Remember that National Novel Writing Month is about getting your novel on paper—it’s not about making it perfect or going back and polishing up everything that you write.

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If you don’t have a background as an editor, it can be a really good idea to hire an editor to edit your work for you. But what if you Get the top 4 ways to edit your own writing in this editing article! Tips from a professional editor for making your writing better when you don't have the budget to hire an editor. ~ editing tips ~ writing tips ~ how to edit ~don’t have the funds to do so? In that case, you’ll want to brush up on your own editing skills!

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Here are my top 4 tips for editing your own work:
1) Print out your writing.

Editing on paper is easier than editing on a screen. Errors will jump out at you much more,

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Are you close to finishing your book and getting ready to hire an editor? Here’s what you should do to prepare your book for the editing process…

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Find out how to prepare your book for an editor with these 4 writing tips! The editing process can be a wonderful opportunity for writers, so make the most of it by preparing ahead of time. ~ book writing ~ writer tips

1) Have as much of your book written as possible.

This will help to save you money! If the editor starts working on an unfinished book and you end up going back and forth a lot, it can take a lot of time and really eat into your budget.

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