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My Number-One Tip for Procrastinating Writers

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August 13, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Any creative person or freelance writer feels the pressure of working on something that shows their talent, intelligence and how utterly original they are. And while te pressure of simply starting can be daunting, and it’s one you need to push past if you’re going to be a successful freelancer, artist, or paid creative employee…. Read More

Freelance Advice: The Best Time to Pitch An Editor

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August 6, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you read last week’s freelance writing blog post on Why An Editor Deleted Your Pitch you learned some of the do’s and don’ts of article pitching when you want to get published in a print magazine or online outlet. Since we’re deep into the dog days of summer, I wanted to tackle to topic… Read More

Why An Editor Deleted Your Freelance Pitch

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July 31, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

As a freelance writer, getting through to an editor is one of the toughest parts you’ll experience. When you don’t know the editor personally or through a referral, eliciting a response from your article pitch can be a challenge. Remember, the editor is juggling many hats and likely receives over 200 emails a day from… Read More

Freelancing 101: How to Find Editors to Pitch Articles To

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July 28, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

(This blog post is a sample lesson from my Get Paid to Write: Become a Freelance Writer self-directed online course. Learn more about the Freelance Writing Online Course here.) You’ve got your freelance article idea, and you know the magazine or website you’d like to sell it to. Now you need to make sure your… Read More

How Can Beginners Get Their First Freelance Writing Job?

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July 16, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A  freelancer asked me this question on the AMAFeed website when I hosted an “Ask Me Anything” about Freelance Writing. Q: How good is a beginner’s chance to find a freelance writing job? Here is my answer, elaborated a bit for my freelance writing blog followers. A: This is a great time for a beginner… Read More

How to Get Better-Paying Clients This Year

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July 5, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Want to make more money freelancing this year? Of course you do! Here are some tips to help you achieve that goal of making money as a freelance writer.   Work your network. Referrals from previous full-time jobs probably account for about 70 percent of my business. But Diana, I don’t know anyone in publishing! I… Read More

“What I Wish I Knew about Freelancing 5 Years Ago”

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June 13, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

I’ve always enjoyed columns and essays when someone would address a “letter to their younger self” where they’d disclose wisdom learned in hindsight so I thought I’d tackle that with freelancing.  I asked freelance writer friends “What Do You Wish You Knew about Freelancing 5 or 10 Years Ago?” so that anyone reading this could… Read More

Freelancer Writers Share Their Summer Goals

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May 29, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In last week’s blog, I shared a few suggested summer goals you could set for yourself to work on this season. Some freelancers worry about a summer slowdown before it’s even happened and stress that there will be a dry spell with assignments or that their editors will fall off the face of the earth… Read More

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