Nicole Dieker

Nicole Dieker

I'm a freelance writer & blogger.

I'm a freelance writer, copywriter, & blogger. Senior editor at The Billfold, contributor to The Write Life, The Freelancer, The Content Strategist, Popular Science, and more.

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The Write Life

Tracking Freelance Earnings: May Income Report From Nicole Dieker

When you started freelancing, did you have a vision of where you wanted your career to go?

The Write Life

How to Plan for Freelance-Writing Success in 2017

When do you start planning for the next calendar year?

The Write Life

How to Save Money as a Freelance Writer: November Income Report from Nicole Dieker

A good freelance career will last a long time — which means we need to prepare for the lean years, as well as for our golden years.

The Write Life

Choosing SMART Goals: September Income Report from Nicole Dieker

How do you know if your goals are any good?

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Tracking Freelance Earnings: June Income Report From Nicole Dieker

Do you always have to drop a client when you start working for a new one?

The Write Life

When Freelance Writing Feels Like a Job

July Income Report from Nicole Dieker

The Write Life

Can You Be a Successful Freelance Writer With a Pen Name?

So you want to be a freelancer… but you don’t want to write under your own name.

The Write Life

Tracking Freelance Earnings: May Income Report From Nicole Dieker

This month, I take a look at my progress and ask freelancer Jessie Kwak to share hers.

The Write Life

30 Resources for Turning Your Writing Business Into a Money-Making Machine

To be a successful freelancer, you have to understand money.

The Write Life

Tracking Freelance Earnings: April Income Report From Nicole Dieker

As my career has evolved to include more projects that take longer than a month to complete, the way I approach saving and budgeting has to change as well.

The Write Life

Pitch Fix: How to Sell a Story That Relies on a News Peg

How do you pitch a story based on a current event?

The Write Life

4 Ways to Manage Freelance Writing During the Holidays

Family members don’t always understand that just because you’re home for the holidays doesn’t mean you’re on vacation.

The Write Life

Why Your Personal Essay Pitch Needs Both Substance and Style

You need to explain your subject in a way that suggests you can write a good story. Otherwise your pitches won’t make it out of the ballpark.

The Write Life

Pitching Long-Form Journalism? Don’t Forget Your Goal

When you’re pitching a complicated story, it’s important to provide enough background information to help an editor understand why this story needs to be told.

The Write Life

Why These 6 Catchy Headlines Work -- And How to Re-Create Them

Every great article needs a great headline.