Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Getting Freelance Writing Credits

by Suzanne Lieurance

If you’re worried that you can’t possibly juggle all the assignments it takes to start earning at least $100 a day as a writer, here’s some writing advice. Try these tips to balance all the various projects you’ll enjoy once you get your writing career going:



1. Try to acquire both long term and short term assignments. You may get bored if you’re only working on long term assignments like book length manuscripts. Also accept shorter assignments with shorter deadlines. This will give you a more constant stream of income, plus you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment each time you finish a shorter project – and that will help keep you motivated to finish those long term assignments.

2. Plan to do something every day to move each of your writing projects/assignments forward. If you keep up with each assignment on a daily basis, you won’t be scrambling to meet the deadline for any of them at the last minute.

3. Use spread sheets or charts to keep track of all your assignments. Whenever you get a new assignment, add it to your spreadsheet. That way you won’t overlook deadlines, or forget about long term assignments, when you get really, really busy working on short term projects.

These tips should help you balance your writing assignments and actually enjoy your writing career more as you continue to increase your weekly, monthly, and yearly income as a freelance writer.


Suzanne Lieurance is an author, freelance writer, certified professional life coach and writing coach, speaker and workshop presenter. She has written over two dozen published books and hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines, and other publications.

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for this good advice, Suzanne. My one question is where you get all the assignments in the first place. Any suggestions?

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  2. Hi, Shirley,

    There are all sorts of ways to get writing assignments - through online job boards and other job sites, by writing queries and proposals, and by connecting with other writers, editors, and publishers. Do you get The Morning Nudge? I often give suggestions for getting great writing gigs. Get your free subscription at http://www.morningnudge.com

    Happy writing!

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  3. Thanks Suzanne. Yes, I am signed up for The Morning Nudge, but I've been bogged down with emails so obviously haven't paid enough attention to it.

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  4. Thanks Suzanne. Yes, I am signed up for The Morning Nudge, but I've been bogged down with emails so obviously haven't paid enough attention to it.

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