This is part two of a two part series answering commonly-asked freelancing/writing/editing questions from my inbox.
Hello again! Welcome back.
Last time, I covered these 15 questions:
- “Is it really okay to e-mail someone as an ‘interview?’”
- “How do you deal with rejection?”
- “What do you do to feel more professional when working from home?”
- “What field of writing brings in the most money?”
- “Most important skill as a freelance writer?”
- “How do I figure out my rates?”
- “What’s been your biggest challenge owning your own freelance writing business?”
- “What’s a question you’re tired of answering?”
- “Do you know a place online anywhere that fellow bloggers/editors hang out? I’m feeling really green and I could use some camaraderie…”
- “How do you get rid of an annoying client?”
- “I think my rates are too high for the company I’m interviewing for – should I lower them or keep them the same?”
- “Do you ever write sponsored guest posts for clients looking to promote their product/service?”
- “Why don’t you use ads/affiliate marketing on your site?”
- “Why do editors sometimes accept a pitch but then reject the post?”
- “How can you tell when a client’s going to be no good?”
This time, I’ll cover 15 more! Sound good? Good. Here we go! (Feel free to scroll to the questions/answers most relevant to you).
16. “How do you get old fogies to respect blog writing?”
Sometimes I just refer to blogs as “online magazines.” It’s easier than arguing.
Though don’t let that be your default. Most of those “old fogies” aren’t as set in their ways as you might think! Often, our elders simply aren’t “in the know.” But, one of the things I’ve always liked about the older generations is their willingness to learn. If you’re willing to put in the time to explain blogging to someone — of any age! — I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the results you get. See more ›