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Freelancers: Constantly Checking Email Is Stressing You Out

November 5, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Do you have any idea of how often you check your email, smartphone, and notifications on all of your devices? Chances are, it’s probably too much, according to a American Psychological Association’s new Stress in America: Coping with Change poll released last year. Four out of five U.S. adults (86 percent) reported “that they constantly or often… Read More

Freelance Article Pitches That Worked

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October 24, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

In this blog post, I’m sharing what I included in my emails to editors to pitch them article ideas. Here are some article pitches that I sent to editors, their feedback, and the final results of a successful assignment. Get more freelancing tips like this in my Freelance Writing Online Course: Get Paid to Write… Read More

Weekend Habits of Successful Freelance Writers

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September 2, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I’m always curious about the habits of successful people–particularly successful freelancers, whether that represents success in their personal lives—like relationships, friendships, and health—or being a success in their professional circles. Since scheduling “down time” and “taking days off” can be a struggle for freelancers, I asked successful freelance writers, journalists, and editors I admire what… Read More

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

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