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5 Ways to Invest in Yourself without Spending a Ton of Money

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August 20, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

When you’re a freelance writer, it can seem difficult to spend money on yourself in a way that will ultimately benefit you (the boss) and your business in the long run. But, as many of us have heard before—you have to spend money to make money. Since I’m my fifth year of full-time freelance writing… 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 Can Freelancers Do with 15 Minutes?

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June 26, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

You might have sent a ton of pitches to editors recently and been twiddling your thumbs waiting for them to respond during a summer slowdown. While this can feel nerve-racking, you take advantage of 15-minute breaks in your calendar to boost your business. Time is a commodity that’s precious to all of us, but freelancers… Read More

Freelancers’ Share Their Number-One Success Tip

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June 19, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In this freelance writing advice post, freelance writers share their number-one tip for becoming a successful freelance writer. ICYMI, I interviewed some freelance writer friends for their freelancing advice over the past few weeks. We covered “What I Wish I Knew about Freelancing 5 Years Ago,” “Freelance Writers’ Definitions of Success” and “Freelance Writers Share… 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

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

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