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How much is your writing worth?

What is your writing worth_Sarah Lentz

How do we decide what our writing is worth?What should a freelance writer charge? I usually dread this question. Let's begin by pointing out the obvious: pricing depends, in part, on the following: skills & experiencewriting style (this does matter)what we're writing (lifestyle blog posts, white papers, etc.)how much your client trusts you and your writing abilityI'll be upfront, though, and tell you I'm ashamed of my previous answer to the question of how a freelance writer should decide what to charge. I'm...

How Udemy can help you earn more as a writer

How Udemy can help you earn more as a writer_HypothyroidWriter.com_Sarah Lentz

Udemy SchoolSince picking up that one course I mentioned in a previous post -- Writing with Flair 2.0 with Shani Raja -- I've bought twelve more writing courses. And here they all are, in order of purchase:Writing with Flair 2.0 -- Shani RajaCopywriting White Papers: An All-levels Strategy -- Len SmithSEO Beginners: How I get 1,000 visitors a day with SEO -- Len SmithCopywriting: Become a freelance copywriter, your own boss -- Len Smith Copywriting Secrets: How to write copy that sells -- Len SmithHow...

When your fears about your writing come true…

HypothyroidWriter.com writing fears blog post Sarah Lentz

Naming the fearsThe other day, I was looking over a mind-map I'd created for my first book and reading the bits about the fears I had with regard to writing and self-publishing it. These (some of them, at least) will no doubt sound familiar: the fear that I'll put months into writing this book only to realize that no one cares to read it -- much less spend money on itthe fear that no matter how much time and effort I put...

5 reasons why this blog is a terrible place to learn how to build your email list

HypothyroidWriter.com email list blog post Sarah Lentz

"Sign up NOW for . . . oh, never mind. Carry on."I know, I know. Email lists are prime real estate if you're an authorpreneur looking to sell more of your books, or if you're an affiliate marketer wanting to earn some serious coin promoting other people's great stuff in your emails. I remember all the emails I got when the Genius Blogger's Toolkit was on sale. I unsubscribed from some lists, just because they emailed me about it every freaking...

Gifts ideas to support & encourage your favorite freelancer

HypothyroidWriter.com gift ideas for freelancers blog post Sarah Lentz

What to get your freelancer friend?Here's the quick list: a freelance writing course (some options below) a VISA gift card to spend on the freelance writing or blogging course of their choice -- or on something needed for the home officea gift card to a coffee or tea shop your friend likesa gas card for those errand runsan Amazon gift card for books, office supplies, a new planner, etc.a gift subscription to Birch Box, Stitch Fix, Trendy Memo box, etc.a self-care...