financial tips for writers

How to Get Travel Discounts for Bloggers and Writers on Vacation

10 Ways to Get Travel Discounts for Bloggers and Writers

I’m preparing for a month-long trip overseas and am looking for vacation discounts. I’m not a “travel blogger” but I often write about my vacation experiences. Here are the best tips I found; they’re perfect for writers and bloggers who don’t typically write about travel but are planning a trek, all-inclusive vacation, or trip to the moon.

Freelance Writing Pay Rates

Freelance Writing Pay Rates for Newspaper and Magazine Articles

How did I earn $35,000 my first year as a freelance writer? Not by writing for free! These freelance writing pay rates reveal how it’s possible to earn a good living as a writer. I also list several writing jobs and pay rates for freelance writers who work for magazines, newspapers, editors, and publishing houses.

Dealing With Money Anxiety as a Freelance Writer

Dealing With Financial Stress as a Freelance Writer

How do you write good magazine articles, books and blog posts when you’re stressed about money? The short answer is that you can’t. Financial stress destroys your creativity, productivity, and energy. These tips for dealing with financial stress as a freelance writer will decrease your anxiety, increase your creativity, and encourage you to keep writing.

Taxes for Working Writers – Getting Organized for Income Tax Season

The downside of making money as a writer or blogger is paying income taxes; to ease your pain come April, here are eight ways for working writers and bloggers to get their taxes organized. This is important, fellow scribes, because the sooner you treat freelance writing like a business, the more money you’ll earn as a writer (and the more income tax you’ll pay — but hey, at least you’re making money writing or blogging!).

Before the tips, a quip:

“Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.” ~ Jules Renard.

My goal as a working writer and blogger is to earn enough money to make paying income taxes a pain in the keister; earning no money is not an option! If you earned money writing last year, make sure you’re using tax software such as the TurboTax Deluxe Federal + State– it definitely makes calculating, filing, and paying income taxes easy (I remember the good old days, doing my taxes on paper!). But since doing taxes involves more than software, here are eight things for freelance writers and bloggers to think about as income tax season approaches…Read More »Taxes for Working Writers – Getting Organized for Income Tax Season