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29 Things to Do When Freelance Business is Slow

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November 11, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Ever hear of a summer slowdown?  Or maybe you notice an end-of-year slowdown with  your freelance business around the holidays? Once you’ve been freelance writing for a few years like I have, it can be helpful to track the times of the year when business slows down for you. That way, when it happens again,… Read More

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

How Many Hours Do Freelancers Work Each Week?

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October 2, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

This freelance question is one I see posed often to freelancers. And, quite honestly, how many hours freelancers and freelance writers work each week can be all over the place as it’s different for each freelancer.  It’s also probably different depending on how many clients they’re juggling that week. I’ll answer for myself and share… Read More

3 Ways to Come Up with Ideas for a Stale Topic

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September 17, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

This freelance writing post is courtesy of a friend of mine who works in public relations writing. Since she is often tasked with coming up with new topics in niche areas–and ghostwriting in one person’s voice–I thought she’d be a great resource for freelance writers and content marketing writers. Enjoy! I’ve known Diana for more… Read More

What Can Freelancers Do with 15 Minutes?

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September 8, 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: There’s Money In Your Inbox

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September 3, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This year, I decided to start tracking freelance writing pitches I sent to editors. It’s been helpful to see what worked, who I need to follow up with, and to have some lingering freelance article ideas  ready in case other editors reached out for pitches to address their content needs. A few weeks ago, I… Read More

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

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