Is (Lack of) Insurance Preventing You From Becoming Self Employed?

We’re practical folks. When contemplating a freelance career, it can be tough to get over the hurdles of the benefits you don’t get. Employer-subsidized medical…

How to Pitch Blog Ideas When You Have No Extra Time

I’ve added a new type of task box to my Google Calendar. Pitching. It seems like more and more of my content marketing and journalism…

Should You Write for Free?

Early in my career, I was offered bylines and exposure in exchange for my precious words. While I appreciated the help getting my name out…

PREVIEW: Skyword #Forward17 Brand Storytelling Conference (Discount Code Available)

Next month I’m headed to sunny Boston! Sure, this land-locked Iowa gal is thrilled to see the ocean again and dabble in big-city life for…

Writer Productivity: How I Complete Multiple Tasks Daily

At least once a month a friend questions my productivity. They ask how in the world I write and publish so much content each week.…

The Busiest Page on Your Writer Website Shouldn’t Be a Blog Post (And Three Tips to Drive Traffic to Pages That Convert Readers to Customers)

Behind the scenes, I’m a bit of a numbers nerd. I study charts, graphs and analytics related to my websites and social media. How are…