In his first 3 months, he’d booked more than $4000 worth of work.
“I’ve never been very good at working with people, so I wanted something that was flexible,” James said.
These are the words of someone who was miserable selling shoes for minimum wage at his day job.
James was looking for that location independent lifestyle, and when he was approached to ghostwrite a book for $300 he knew what he wanted to do from that point on.
Fast-forward a couple of years and James now charges $300 per 1000 words for his freelance writing, and most of his work is at least 2500 words ($750).
He’s also started up a cool business at FreelanceWritersSchool.com teaching others how to follow in his footsteps.
Tune in to hear how James landed his first clients, his strategies for growing a portfolio, and some of his favorite hacks to overcome writer’s block.
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- What attracted James to freelance writing.
- Why he narrowed down the niches that he writes for.
- Where James got started finding clients and how he finds high-end clients now.
- The pros and cons of writing for content mills and job boards.
- How to build a portfolio of work that will secure you more clients.
- How to successfully pitch for guest posts.
- How James manages the feast or famine of freelance work — his “Numbers Game” plan.
- His tips, tools, and hacks for being more productive and beating writer’s block.
- James’ #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation.
- The Upside Down Business Model James’ Guest Post on Side Hustle Nation
- Location Rebel (Sean Ogle)
- People Per Hour
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- Freelance Writing Gigs (I think this was spoken as FreelanceWritingJobs.com)
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