A Writer Asked Me for a Handout. Here’s What Happened Next
Here's why you shouldn't ask fellow freelance writers for freebies...and how it hurts YOU to offer handouts, too.
I Say This With Love: You Need to Be Harder on Your Content Ideas
If your content ideas sparkle with greatness the instant they pop out of your brain—you’re doing it wrong. Here's why, and how to fix it.
How to Sell Content About Things That Make You Angry, Annoyed, or Anxious
Something got you upset? It could make a great piece of content—IF you pitch it the right way. Learn how here.
The Illegal (but Totally Ethical) Way to Get More Writing Jobs on LinkedIn*
Here's how I gently broke a LinkedIn rule to ethically grow my connections...and get more freelance writing jobs.
The 1990s-Era Strategy for Getting More Freelance Writing Work in 2023
Today's freelance writers have it harder than 1990s-era writers. Here's the 90s-style tactic that will get you more and better work in 2023.
A Freelance Writer Sent Me This Content Idea
This real-life example will teach you how to analyze a content idea, how to deal with common idea problems & what goes into a salable idea.
3 Stages to Becoming an Idea Machine—and How to Skip Straight to Stage 3
Learn the 3 stages to becoming a pro who effortlessly generates content ideas—including how to level up and how to skip straight to Stage 3.
How to Use Terrible Content
Here's how use content ideas that were poorly executed, rejected, killed by your brand, or made irrelevant by breaking news.
3 Ways to Upgrade Common Content Ideas
Here are 3 common types of content ideas both clients & consumers love—and how to level them up to boost your success even higher.
Get More Specific Advice...and Earn Through an Affiliate Plan
Very exciting news about the Brainstorm Buddy App, the first tool that tells you how likely your content ideas are to get results—before...
Don't Pitch Ideas from Press Releases (Do This Instead)
If you're a writer pitching ideas from press releases—stop! Here's why, plus a better way to get writing assignments from media releases.
5 Bad Content Ideas & How to Save Them
Your content idea is too old, too narrow, too overdone. Here are expert-tested ways to solve 5 common idea issues.
6 Amazing Article Ideas That Are Hiding in Plain Sight
You may think your personal life is one of the worst places to find content ideas. Wrong! Here are 6 ways to mine your life for great ideas.
How Content Themes Help You Get Your Content Calendar Done Faster (And Better)
It's time to work on your content calendar for the next quarter—which means you're on the hook for generating dozens of ideas for your...
The Underused Secret to Getting More Press for Your Brand
Here's how developing great content ideas can get more of your media pitches picked up by journalists, bloggers, and media outlets.
My 4 Winningest Content Ideas—And Why they Got Results
Learn the secrets behind content ideas that get 80,000 clicks in two days and earn up to $4,500