Daily thoughts and freelance writing tips.
Sign-up below for the weekly newsletter.
Or just start reading.
I share the strategy I used to become a freelance writer and earn my first $1000. Read the posts in sequence. They’re short, with actionable insights.
- A Proven Strategy to Earn Your First $1000 as a Freelance Writer (Part 1: Introduction)
- The Only Online Writing Resource You’ll Need (Strategy Revealed)
- A Proven Strategy to Earn Your First $1000 as a Freelance Writer (Part 2: Establish Positioning)
- A Proven Strategy to Earn Your First $1000 as a Freelance Writer (Part 3: Create Your Writers Website)
- A Proven Strategy to Earn Your First $1000 as a Freelance Writer (Part 4: Writer’s Website and Social Media)
- A Proven Strategy to Earn Your First $1000 as a Freelance Writer (Part 5: Establish Credibility by Guest Posting)
- A Proven Strategy to Earn Your First $1000 as a Freelance Writer (Part 6: Establish Credibility by Guest Posting)
- A Proven Strategy to Earn Your First $1000 as a Freelance Writer (Part 7: Cold Pitching)
- A Proven Strategy to Earn Your First $1000 as a Freelance Writer (Part 8: Cold Pitching)
Or dive into whatever your heart fancies.
Day 33 - a book that will help you write well It's been a long day and I'm really tired. But I want to stick to my commitment of writing daily, even if it's only a few sentences. So, today I want to share a book that will improve your writing. On Writing Well: The...read more
Day 32 - I'm on to part 8 of how to become a freelance writer and earn your first $1000. On day 31 I introduced you to cold pitching. Cold pitching involves making contact with prospects who know nothing about your services. But how exactly do you find these...read more
Day 31 - How to land high paying clients by cold pitching On day 29 I finished the guest posting section. I'll re-iterate the importance of guest posting for establishing social proof as a freelance writer. Guest posting allows you to leverage the name and prestige of...read more
Day 30. A little dose of motivation. The universe is telling you something when you come across two different posts/articles that talk about the importance of taking action and not overthinking. This is a topic I need to be writing about. In one post on Facebook,...read more
Day 29 - I continue showing you how to land your first $1000 as a freelance writer. This post is a continuation from day 27. I'll show you what to do to get featured in a major publication, boost your credibility and help you command higher rates. For social proof,...read more
Day 28 - embrace your OCD This is me embracing my OCD. You can do it too. Feel free to email me at nick (at) nickdarlington (dot) com.read more
Day 27 - back to writing about how to earn your first $1000 and become a freelance writer. Today's focus is on establishing credibility with guest posting. It's been a while since I posted about the strategy to earn your first $1000 as a freelance writer. I wrote five...read more
Day 26. People's impatience is driving me nuts. People are too impatient. They want something and they want it now. They want results and they want it now. I suppose this is a reflection of the times we live in. Everything is instant. The days of receiving a text...read more
Day 24 - the launch of WriteWorldwide - the go-to resource for freelance writers who use English as a second language. I've talked a lot about how I followed a strategy laid out by Bamidele Onibalusi to earn my first $1000 as a freelance writer. Bamidele created a...read more
Day 23 - creating a simple pitch Yesterday I wrote an article on how to easily find an editor's email address. Today I want to follow it up by discussing how to create a simple pitch to help you get featured in a major publication like Huffington Post. I'll also...read more
Day 22 - Finding an editor's email address Let's assume the following: You've chosen a major publication that you want to get featured in e.g. Huffington Post. You've done your research and understand the type of content they publish on their site. You have an article...read more
Day 21 - places to find free stock photos. When I started blogging I spent a lot of time trying to find free stock photos. Once I started digging I was confronted with many options. I tried many of them and soon realised that I'd need to choose a couple of go-to...read more
Day 20 - staying motivated as a freelance writer. Launching your freelance writing business is one thing, but once you've launched it you need to continue finding clients and growing your business. Aside from marketing to grow your business, you also need to deal with...read more
Day 19. Today's topic - create great headlines with one tool. You've written a great blog post, made the SEO tweaks, uploaded a feature image, chosen your keywords, and shared the post with your social media channels. You're excited and expecting a ton of traffic....read more
Day 18 - Today's topic - freelance writer websites you should follow. I'm not sure what to write about today, and to be honest, I'm not in the mood. But I thought I'd share three freelance writer websites to help you kickstart and/or advance your freelance writing...read more
Day 17 - Today's topic; writing for content mills For many established writer's, the answer to this question will be no. Generally - I'd agree with them - and advise against writing for content mills as you earn peanuts, it's easy to get stuck in a rut, and in the...read more
Day 16 - Today's topic: make more money from existing freelance writing clients Before I went to bed last night I decided to send this email to one of my clients: I received this response: Often a working relationship with your client is established around you...read more
Day 15 - being average is okay. I recently read an article by Mark Manson, titled, "In Defense of Being Average". it starts like this: "There’s this guy. World-renowned billionaire. Tech genius. Inventor and entrepreneur. Athletic and talented and handsome with a jaw...read more
Day 14. Today's topic - give more. One of my strongest strengths is my ability to give. Sounds like I'm blowing my own horn, but the people who know me well, know this to be true. I also know myself - so I know this be true - and that's all that really matters. I...read more
Day 13 of my goal to write every day. Today's topic - a free app that will improve the quality of your writing. The other day I shared this post on Facebook. I use the Hemmingway App as part of my editing process. Here's how it works. Copy your text and paste it in...read more
Connect with me