Carol Tice


Veteran freelance writer Carol Tice has covered business and finance topics for the past 20 years, first as a business journalist and now as a writer and blogger for print and online publications such as Entrepreneur, The Seattle Times and Alaska Airlines magazine. Her reporting has won her numerous Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards, as well as a Best in Business award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW).

In addition to working as a copywriter for corporate clients including American Express, Costco, and Dunn & Bradstreet, Tice is a regular blogger for Entrepreneur ( and Forbes ( and has written for Copyblogger, Problogger, Write to Done, The Renegade Writer, and Freelance Switch, among other top writing blogs.

In 2011, Tice founded the Freelance Writers Den (, a growing online community of more than 400 members, where she mentors and teaches freelance writers how to how to grow their income. Her companion blog, Make a Living Writing, ( has more than 10,000 monthly readers and was named one of the Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2010/2011.

Her first co-authored nonfiction print book, How They Started, was published May 29, 2012, by Crimson Publishing. Her second, The Pocket Guide to Starting Your Business on a Shoestring, is due out from Skyhorse Publishing in Spring 2013. The Southern Californian native lives on an island near Seattle with her husband of 30 years and three kids, who have talked her into getting a dog. She is the proud CEO and Janitor of her freelance writing business, TiceWrites Inc.

Carol Tice

SiWC Workshops

Saturday 1:30pm

There are dozens of ways to market your writing — but what’s really working in today’s fast-changing new-media world? Carol Tice will share the marketing techniques that helped her earn six figures from freelancing in 2011, and outline 10 ways to make your marketing more effective. We’ll cover how to reach both online and print markets.

Saturday 10:30am

Are you ready to Klout Facebook right in the Twitter? Join social media guru Sean Cranbury, freelance writer and social media expert Carol Tice, and freelance writer/social media consultant Amanda Vogel as they outline tips to help writers use Social Media for good rather than evil. 

Friday 10:30am

Have you been wondering why most blogs languish in obscurity, while a few become major sources of income for their authors? Carol will highlight the important elements of a successful blog that most blogs lack, and discuss more than a dozen ways you can turn your blog into a source of income. Also learn how to make a blog serve as a writing sample that gets you great-paying freelance writing gigs.