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How to Break in and Stay in with Editors as a Freelancer

Published on January 31, 2014 By Tim

Last night I participated in a webinar that’s part of Travel Blog Success,which I’ll get to at the end. There were quite a few questions about breaking into freelancing, from bloggers who have only ever written for their own site. If you’ve never written a paid article for someone else, it’s an intimidating mountain to […]

A Travel Blog or a Business?

Published on June 16, 2013 By Tim

As I’ve mentioned on this travel writing blog several times and in the travel writing newsletter, I was a speaker at the TBEX conference earlier this month in Toronto. My talk was titled “Beyond Your Blog: Expanding Your Publishing Empire.” If you missed it attending another one at the same time or couldn’t attend TBEX […]

9 Ways to Really Piss Off an Editor

Published on December 4, 2012 By Tim

I’ve danced around this subject, hinted at it, and addressed the margins, but it’s time for a rant. The past month has set a record for writers I really like trying my patience and ones I’ve never met trying my nerves. So here’s the unadorned version of what’s really in my head (and sometimes in […]

Some Things to Know About Travel Writing 2.0

Published on October 10, 2012 By Tim

We’re taking a break from the interviews and advice on this travel writing blog this week. So here’s a rundown on some housekeeping things and a few tidbits you might enjoy. First, this blog is connected to the book you see at the right, Travel Writing 2.0: Earning Money From Your Travels in the New […]

Why Face-to-face Still Trumps All Communication

Published on September 25, 2012 By Tim

It’s easy for us freelancers to just hole up in our home offices or in a corner of a coffee shop, feeling like we’re still connected and productive because we’ve got tabs open with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Quora, Prismatic, FourSquare, or whatever communication flavors of the month are hot. “Look at me, I’m networking my […]