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Make a Living Writing: Helping you achieve your freelance writing dreams.

Welcome to 1,200+ free posts about how to break in, move up, and earn a full-time living as a freelance writer! You’re a genius — you’ve found the premiere online resource for writers who’re serious about getting paid for their hard work.

Since 2008, Make a Living Writing has helped writers:

  • Avoid scams & ripoffs
  • Find first clients
  • Locate paying markets
  • Get better writing jobs
  • Use social media to get noticed
  • Earn through blogging and content writing
  • Convince flaky clients to pay up
  • Increase your writing productivity
  • Discover the tools for success
  • Learn self-publishing income secrets
  • …and more!

Our Founder

Carol TiceFounded by six-figure freelancer Carol Tice, Make a Living Writing fulfills her personal mission of rapidly helping as many writers as possible to earn well. The blog has won acclaim almost since it first began, and most recently has been named one of The Write Life’s Top 100 Websites for Writers every year since 2015.

To learn more about Carol’s freelance career writing for national publications and Fortune 500 companies, see her writer site at caroltice.com. These two posts describe how she got started in freelance writing, and how she got back into freelancing in 2005.

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For more focused learning, be sure to subscribe and grab your free copy of The Recession-Proof Freelancer. Newly released in April 2020, this e-book delivers Carol’s 12-point program to help you thrive no matter what happens with this crazy economy. You can also check out the e-books page for many more useful e-book titles.

Reader Raves

Enough from us already! Here’s what our readers say:

Jon Morrow discovers me
Victoria Cayce
I can honestly say that Carol Tice, whom I have never met in person, actually changed the course of my life with her words! I had just left an abusive relationship (that spanned two decades) and had no idea how I was going to support myself. I was able to become a professional writer and make a living, even though I am physically challenged, in part because she provided real, workable advice and direction. Her posts gave me the courage to strike out on my own. Love this and love her! THANK YOU Carol!!!

— Victoria Cayce
Sam Edge
In my short time writing online, I’ve found that a trusted source of information is gold.
I’ve found Carol to be a voice of reason in a sea of snake oil.

— Sam Edge | The Edge on Strategy
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More reader raves

Mitch Bossart
There is only one blog I read religiously. “And the reason is that Carol Tice is balls-to-the-wall, over-the-top, all-hands-on-deck focused on helping professional writers be more successful.

— Mitch Bossart | Bold Communication

John Soares
“I highly recommend Make a Living Writing. Newbies to freelance writing will find everything they need to launch a successful career, from choosing the right niches to getting assignments to getting paid well. Experienced hands will find gems on every page that will improve their writing careers – and their bottom lines.

— John Soares | ProductiveWriters

Stephanie Vozza
Your blog is like ‘Eat This Not That’ for freelance writers!

Nancy Locke
Carol Tice makes me feel sane. Unlike those who make a living selling advice to writers about how to make a living as a writer, Carol actually writes for a living. Carol’s blog stands head and shoulders, hips and knees above the mind-bogglingly vast number of blogs targeting would-be writers out there.

— Nancy A. Locke | Locke Communications

 

Got community?

It’s hard to be a freelance writer all alone. For freelance writers at all levels who need more in-depth learning and support, Carol founded the membership community Freelance Writers Den in 2011.

With over 14,000 writers served, 300+ hours of trainings, 24/7 forums staffed by writing pros, an exclusive job board, live events and more, the Den is the place where freelance writers learn how to grow their income – fast. (If we’re not open when you arrive, recommend you get on the waiting list for some freebie offers and first crack at a seat sooner.)

Click the banner to read what members say about the Den and see our member benefits video:

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