And how I used it to boost my writing business

I have been sending out Letters of Introduction (LOIs), cold pitches, warm emails, whatever you want to call them, for over a year in an effort to grow my freelance writing business. I took this step at the recommendation of pretty much all writing gurus I adore, from Ed Gandia


Humanities major here, with a double BA in French and Creative Writing, a working freelance writer since 2015, and I’ve recently grown obsessed with the stock market. …


One of the biggest mistakes a small business can make is diving into the social media waters with abandon, signing up for profiles left and right that they’ll later abandon to become arid ghost towns, filled with irrelevant posts featuring pop culture references from 2017 and-worse-obsolete business hours and broken…


I’ll be honest: I’ve written for content mills in the past. A lot of great writers have. For freelancers, they can be a way to get started on a portfolio or pay the bills in lean times. But finding those quality writers can be less like finding a needle in…


antique typewriter with the text “to blog…or not to blog”

Why bother blogging? You have a million things on your plate when you run a business or organization. Why should you spend more of your valuable time on something like blogging for your business? Creating a blog can help position yourself in your industry, attract new customers or donors, and…

Julia Smit

Finance and tourism writer based in Montana.

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