Start Your Freelance Writing Business in 2017: What You Need to Know

Dec 19, 2016

We’re quickly closing in on a brand new year—a time for all of us to reflect on the past 365 days, set goals for next year, and form plans to chase new challenges.

Personally, it’s been a heck of a year. I continued to grow my business, landed some opportunities I’m absolutely thrilled with, and spent a good chunk of time rebranding and relaunching this website and blog right here. Ty and I also celebrated our first year of marriage, we took a few vacations, wrapped up a bunch of DIY projects around our house, and continued spoiling our rescued terrier mutt, Bert.

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All in all, it’s been a wonderful year—with some peaks and valleys, as expected!

What about you, my friends? Is this the year you’ll finally start your freelance writing business? I certainly hope so!

So, in the spirit of the impending close of this year (seriously, where does the time go?), I figured there was no better time to reflect back on all that’s happened and pull together some of my favorite posts to help get you started.

Without further ado, here’s a quick roundup of some of my favorite posts from this past year or so to help you get your freelance writing business up and runnin’. This is your year—I can feel it!

Taking the Leap

Tips to Transition From Full-Time Job to Freelancer

How to Turn Off Self Doubt

Getting Started

How I Started My Freelance Biz (Without Living in a Big City)

Starting Your Freelance Business: The Fundamentals

Freelance Writing Niche: Do You Really Need One?

Finding Clients

How I Landed My First Freelance Writing Client

Finding Freelance Writing Jobs: Where to Look and How to Land Them

Big Bylines: How to Get Your Work Published on Big-Name Sites

Marketing and Networking

Using LinkedIn to Find Freelance Work: What You Need to Know

How to Write a Great LinkedIn Summary

Managing Your Business

Tips for Managing Client Relationships

Balancing Growing a Business With Running a Business

How to Increase Your Efficiency as a Freelance Writer

There you have it—some of my favorite posts from the past year to help you get your freelance writing business started. There’s oh-so-much to look forward to in 2017!

Wishing you a very merry holiday season and an excellent new year, my friends. Let’s get after it!

Oh, by the way…

If you aren’t already signed up for my email list, I’d love if you joined the party! Just click “Subscribe” in the upper righthand corner (or sign up for the bonus content in this post!) and you’ll be added to my list.

I’ve already been sending out helpful tips and roundups of open freelance gigs that I think are awesome, and I plan to step up my email game even more in the coming year.

So, let’s be internet pen pals. After all, we could all use a little more love (and, uhh… less spam, please) in our inboxes!