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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...

A new Udemy course and plans for 2018

HypothyroidWriter.com new Udemy course 2018 goals post_Sarah Lentz

A new Udemy course for a new yearI took advantage of a New Year's sale for Udemy and a $5 credit they sent me by email to nab a brand new course I bookmarked and almost bought during the Black Friday sale. The full price (i.e. when Udemy isn't having one of its fantastic sales) is $200. I paid $5.99. What is this course, you ask? Writing with Flair 2.0: How to Become an Exceptional Writer with Shani Raja (Ex-Wall Street Journal Editor). So...

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...

A tale of two editors

HypothyroidWriter.com two editors blog post Sarah Lentz

A Tale of Two Editors​Long ago . . . or, actually, in early fall of 2016, an author (also nameless) sought out an editor for her finished novel, and her writing coach recommended someone, whom she contacted -- eager to have her work polished by a first-rate professional.This editor quoted her a price of over a thousand dollars -- with $1,000 in advance. The author was reassured that this was merely what she should expect to pay for professional editing,...

Five places to buy stylish, smart, & budget-friendly work-at-home shoes

HypothyroidWriter.com work-at-home shoes blog post Sarah Lentz

How do your feet set the stage?The right shoes can be a critical element of your writing environment (both inner and outer). If they affect our self-perception when we're wearing them to an office (or other workplace away from home), why would they not affect us when we're working at home?Some of my shoes say, "I'm all about the comfort, right now," while others say, "I'm a professional (with excellent taste), and I'm the best at what I do."It might...

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...