Killer Resources for Freelancers … and an Option for Those Who Don’t Want to Go It Alone

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This week, Stefanie Flaxman and I yielded the floor to a pair of smart gentlemen who we don’t hear from quite as often as we used to.

And we featured a writer you haven’t seen on Copyblogger before. Her debut post for us is a must-read for writers who like being able to pay their bills.

On Monday, Kelton Reid talked about why we don’t need to be afraid that we’ve reached “peak podcast.” He also has a helpful suggestion for that dreaded question you face at family holiday parties. (No, not that question, the other one.)

We run very few guest posts these days, but on Tuesday, Certified Content Marketer Alaura Weaver offered us a terrific one. She wrote about what it takes to make the transition from wistful “wannabe” writer to an authoritative, well-paid professional. She’s not afraid to get specific, including real-world numbers on what qualified writers get paid for different kinds of content.

And on Wednesday, Copyblogger’s founder Brian Clark revealed what he’s been working on lately: the brand-new Rainmaker Digital services division.

For the first time, we can offer “done for you” services, including writing, design, SEO, digital advertising, and more, wrapped in a comprehensive digital marketing strategy. Don’t miss Brian’s white paper on The Rainmaker Way, where he talks more about some of the core elements of our methodology.

Over on the Sites podcast, Brian Gardner gave a behind-the-scenes peek at what’s in store for StudioPress. And on Unemployable, Brian Clark interviewed Ed Gandia on a topic dear to the hearts of freelancers and service providers: how to find higher-paying clients. Ed outlines four straightforward steps to get you there.

— Sonia Simone
Chief Content Officer, Rainmaker Digital

Catch up on this week’s content

it’s easier than dropping a business card in someone’s hand that will inevitably be lost … and it’s far more memorableWhy Starting a Podcast Intrigues Forward-Thinking Content Marketers

by Kelton Reid

you shouldn’t have to suffer or scrape by to do what you loveHow to Make a Living as a Writer When Creative Writing Isn’t Paying the Bills

by Alaura Weaver

Rainmaker Digital ServicesRainmaker Digital is at Your Service

by Brian Clark

Advice for Poets, Advice for KillersAdvice for Poets, Advice for Killers

by Sonia Simone

Brian Gardner on the Future of StudioPressBrian Gardner on the Future of StudioPress

by Jerod Morris & Sean Jackson

How the Bestselling Sci-Fi Author of 'The Martian' Andy Weir WritesHow the Bestselling Sci-Fi Author of ‘The Martian’ Andy Weir Writes

by Kelton Reid

Four Steps to Landing Higher Paying Clients, with Ed GandiaFour Steps to Landing Higher Paying Clients, with Ed Gandia

by Brian Clark

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