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I'm Christina Lyon, a coffee sipping, piano playing, beach loving, word-obsessed freelance writer and musician. I'm on fire for helping freelance writers get paid and small biz owners succeed online. When I'm not reading or writing, I play music and explore the beaches and wild trails along the California coast.

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Today’s post comes to you from digital marketer, Venice Jays. As professional content writers, it’s vital to have helpful tools in your writing kit. From grammar checkers to SEO help, Venice shares the top tools for SEO content writers. As I’ve personally learned through my freelance writing career, having the right tools is vital to […]

A young woman sits in the street with an open laptop to start freelance writing professionally.

Can you think of anything more satisfying than writing something you’re proud of? From the seeds of a new idea to the research and writing process, to finally getting published — it’s very enriching. Well, what if you got paid to do that for a living? Good news, because you can. If you’re ready to […]

A woman sits at a cafe working in this feature photo of what to do after landing your first freelance writing client.

You landed your first freelance writing client! Pop the bubbly and blast the confetti canon, because you’re going places! It’s no secret you’ve worked hard, and this is a huge accomplishment and milestone in your freelance writing career.  Your excitement might be short-lived when reality sinks in. You worked your tail off to land your […]

A woman works at a desk on what to put in your freelance writing portfolio.

Are you a beginner writer and stumped on what to put in your writing portfolio? I’m sharing 6 tips to help you showcase your writing, stand out, land clients, and get paid to write! Ok, so you want to be a freelance writer, but you’ve got zero cred to your name. Am I right? Friend, […]

Freewriting is a great exercise to beat writer's block.

Hey there, I’m Christina, a freelance writer by day, fiction and poetry writer by night. At the moment–I’m stuck. Why am I writing this post? I’m shape-shifting to generate the creative juices and beat writer’s block. What some might call procrastination–I call resourcefulness. Yes, I have deadlines due TODAY. Yes, I have a 300-page novel […]

You’re a writer. You love to write. When words formulate into a witty, clever sentence you scramble to get them on paper, sending an electric pulse of adrenalin from your brain to your fingertips in one unmistakably familiar moment. There’s no doubting your unconditional affection for words, but how do you channel that passion to […]

Does the luxury of working from the comfort of home, or perhaps a cabana in the South Pacific appeal to you? Great, you’ve come to the right place! While working from home as a freelance writer sounds glamorous at a glance, you first have to build a freelance writing portfolio in order to get clients. […]

Hey, you! Yes, you. Do you already have a travel blog? Want to get paid to write travel articles? If you answered yes to these questions then you’re already a step ahead of the competition! I’m not here to boast false promises or make you rich… that’s on you. However, if you’re already writing travel […]

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