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7 Negotiation Tips for Freelance Writers

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May 15, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

If you want to make more money as a freelance writer, or freelancer of any kind, you’ll eventually have to move on from lower-paying clients, find higher-paying clients and assignments, as well as learn how to negotiate like a pro in order to bump up your salary. (When you’re serious about making real money as… Read More

The Downside of Being a Freelance Writer in a Niche Market

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April 24, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

In last week’s post, I addressed whether freelancers should specialize in a certain niche. I covered four positives I see from writing for a niche market. But how niche is too niche? Sure, being known as one of the top technical writers in a certain market will probably get you steady work, but there could… Read More

How Many Hours Do Freelancers Work Each Week?

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February 13, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

This freelance question is one I see posed often to freelancers. And, quite honestly, it can be all over the place for different freelancers. I’ll answer for myself and share some posts that works for other freelancers. I average about six hours of work five days a week. Sounds pretty good right? Now, think back… Read More

5 Tips to Make More Money Freelancing

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January 10, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

If a financial resolution is a component of your 2018 goals, making more money is probably top of mind for you. Whether you’re a full-time freelance writer, a small business owner, a stay-at-home mom (or dad) who wants to make additional money while the kids are sleeping or at work, or you simply want to… Read More

How to Get Better-Paying Clients This Year

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January 3, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Want to make more money freelancing in 2018? 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

Freelance Goal Setting: How to Set and Meet Your Goal in 2018

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December 27, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I often write about fitness and weight loss topics—particularly at this time of year—and I think a lot of the advice that’s applicable to those audiences could be helpful for freelancers and freelance writers who want to get published and paid to write in 2018. Here is some fitness advice about getting started and staying… Read More

Did You Achieve Your 2017 Goals?

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December 20, 2017 | Tags: , , , ,

Thinking about next year’s freelance writing business goals yet? Since it’s December 20th, I feel like my response should be a resounding “Yes!” but it’s more like a lukewarm “kinda.” I’ve received a lot of rah-rah emails about how to set bigger, loftier, and more strategic business goals for 2018. And while I find them encouraging,… Read More

Freelance Writing: What I’m Grateful For

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November 22, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, freelance writers! I hope you have a nice holiday planned ahead with your family and/or friends. I thought I’d share a few things I’m grateful for as a full-time freelance writer. (In no particular order.) Strong wifi signals Fresh, hot coffee in the morning Having time to be on assignment and write travel… Read More

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