Leaving Work Behind

3 Mistakes I Made When I Started Freelancing (And How to Avoid Them)

Written by Alexander Cordova on May 30, 2017. 0 Comments

A boy with his head on his hands.A lot of people jump straight into freelancing in the hopes of striking it big quickly and quitting their day jobs – myself included. However, what they often find is people looking to take advantage of their work, which causes them to feel disillusioned.

My first year or two as a freelancer wasn’t what I would call ‘peachy’. I made a living, but if I didn’t make certain mistakes along the way, the whole process could’ve been much easier. There’s no doubt they’ve impacted my income over time.

In this article, I’m going to walk you through the biggest mistakes I made when I started freelancing, tell you why you should avoid falling into the same traps, and how to go about doing things in a smarter way. Let’s get started!

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The Best Kept Secret That Leads to Success as a Blogger

Written by Anne Dorko on March 21, 2017. 2 Comments

A woman holding a finger over her mouth, epitomizing the secrets of successful bloggers.

It seems every superhero has a secret power that helped them become who they were truly meant to be. For example, Superman isn’t bound to earth’s physical rules, Spiderman has spider powers (obviously), and full-time bloggers are free from the confines of the standard office – yes, I see successful bloggers as superheroes!

Well, we know Superman is an alien from Krypton, and Spiderman was bitten by a radioactive spider, but how do the bloggers do it? The key factor, it turns out, is that they often teamed up with a mentor.

When I was first advised to get a blogging mentor, I scoffed at the idea – largely out of pride. I’ve since changed my tune! To spare you the same heartache, I’ll share three ways a mentor could have helped advance my blogging career from the beginning, then discuss how you can find a mentor of your own. However, before that, let’s look at why having a mentor is a good idea. Keep Reading

4 Reasons to Extend Your Platform to Other Bloggers

Written by Gina Horkey on November 10, 2015. 5 Comments

extend your platformWhy would someone give up their hard won platform to someone else?

What if they screw it up?

What if people stop reading my blog because of what someone else wrote?

These are real questions and valid concerns. Extending your platform to others doesn’t come without risk. But many people, myself and Tom included, are doing it every day.

I would argue that there are more reasons to do it than not. You’ll gain far more by opening up your blog, website or social media accounts to others than you’ll risk losing. Today, I’m going to share with you four reasons why I think you should extend your platform to other writers, bloggers and webpreneurs.

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“Successful Freelance Writing Online” Just Got Better!

Written by Tom Ewer on January 14, 2013. 5 Comments

Successful Freelance Writing OnlineEver since I first released Successful Freelance Writing Online back in November I’ve had the idea of multiple price points in mind. It gives people with differing budgets the opportunity to purchase the guide and also allows me to pack even more value into the higher price point versions.

With that said, I am really excited to announce the upcoming new versions of Successful Freelance Writing Online today. Read on to find out more!

What to Expect

The first price point for the guide will now be just $27 — less than the price of a meal for two at most restaurants (and far more rewarding in the long run ;-)). However, this doesn’t mean that you will get a “budget” product — here’s what’s included:

The second price point for the guide will be $47 and includes all of the above features in addition to:

What Next? is a seven part series of video and audio interviews with some extremely successful folk. It includes a huge variety of invaluable and practical tips relating to freelance writing and also gives you actionable advice for expanding your business and diversifying into additional income streams (such as copywriting, blog editing, information products and membership sites).

Finally, the third price point will be $147. That includes everything listed above in addition to two thirty minute one-on-one sessions with me via Skype or telephone, in which you can ask me anything you want about freelance writing.

When Can I Buy?

The new price points will go live in just two weeks, on Monday the 28th January.

However, if you can’t wait that long and are interested in the $47 or $147 versions of the guide, you don’t have to wait! Just buy now and you’ll get the updated version as soon as it is completed, and you can request one-on-one sessions at any time by emailing me.

If you’d like to be informed of when the new price points go live, just sign up to the notification list by entering your email address below and hitting “Notify Me!”:

Have You Already Bought the Guide?

If you already have the guide — whether you bought it in the pre-launch period or during the last couple of months — an updated version including all of the features included in the new $47 version will be made available to you as soon as it is completed (no later than 28th January).

Comments and Feedback Welcomed!

I’d love to know what you think about Successful Freelance Writing Online’s new price points and features. Please feel free to leave any comments and feedback below!

“Successful Freelance Writing Online” is Now Available on Amazon!

Written by Tom Ewer on December 18, 2012. 17 Comments

Successful Freelance Writing OnlineUpdate: my Kindle plans have now changed and this book is no longer available in its totality on Amazon. Click here to find out why!

The number one request I have received since launching Successful Freelance Writing Online has been for a Kindle version of the guide. Having just bought a Kindle Paperwhite myself I can understand what all the fuss is about — it it truly is an awesome reading platform.

A Kindle version is something I planned to do since before I published the original guide and as such I am delighted to announce that Successful Freelance Writing Online is now available on Amazon!

What You Can Expect

Successful Freelance Writing Online on Kindle

A snapshot of the Kindle version of my guide.

The Kindle version of Successful Freelance Writing Online is an abridged and stripped back version of the PDF guide (minus all extras). However, it is also cheaper — retailing for around $9.99.

If you are on a budget then the Kindle version could be right up your alley. On the other hand, if you want the full guide, all of the extras, free revision upgrades and secret bonuses (along with a complimentary copy of the Kindle version), you’ll want to get your hands on the full version.

But that’s not all the news for today. In addition to the launch of the Kindle version I can also announce that the main guide’s extras have now been expanded to include five completely exclusive articles:

Not only that but I have a big new update planned in the New Year for existing and future owners of the full guide. You’ll just have to stay tuned to wait for that!

Can You Do Me a Favor?

My aim is for Successful Freelance Writing Online to become a bestseller on Amazon, but in order for this to happen it will need to be a top seller (obviously!) and well reviewed.

Therefore, if you own the guide or like it, please go ahead and “Like” the guide by clicking the button in Amazon:

Like My Guide

You can also pick tags that will be associated with the guides — the more votes I get, the higher they’ll rank for that tag. You’ll find these tags just above the Customer Reviews section on the product page. Just check the tags you agree with and click on “Agree with these tags?”:


Finally, if you would take the time to review the book I would be enormously grateful. It’s the reviews that really make the difference so if you do purchase the guide, taking a few moments to write one on Amazon would be such a huge favor to me.

What Do You Think?

In case you missed the links above just click here to buy Successful Freelance Writing Online from Amazon right now.

So this is another big step forward for my first information product. What do you think — will you be buying? Are you a fan of the Kindle platform? Let us know in the comments section!