MBP #18: How to Build a Prolific Freelance Writing Career, with Miranda Marquit
There are many paths to building a business and today’s chat is with Miranda Marquit, a prolific freelance writer who is very well known in the personal finance blogosphere. She has, in several years, built up an impressive freelance writing career that many would be envious of.
Would it surprise you to know that she didn’t go to school for finance or economics or something money-related? She was a former physics and biology major!
What will you learn in this episode:
- How Miranda designed her freelance career around the idea of a flexible schedule
- What sites she used to look for writing gigs
- What to look for and what to avoid in gigs
- How she moved up the “value chain” to earn more while writing less
- How to find a niche and dominate it by being the “go to” freelancer
- How she set her rates (and when she increased them!)
Resources and links mentioned in this chat:
- Her book: Confessions of a Professional Blogger
- FreelanceWritingGigs.com – Miranda mentioned it as a great aggregator of writing jobs, I’d always known it as a great place to find freelance writers too.
- Problogger Job Board
- mediabistro Freelance Marketplace
- Content Runner
- Tipd – no longer operational
- Where to find her – Miranda Marquit is her blog and you can find her on Twitter @mmarquit
Job Boards to find Work:
Personal Finance Social Media:
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