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Fun Ways to Come Up with New Freelance Writing Article Ideas

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September 10, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Have you ever felt stuck when trying to come up with new freelance article ideas ? Whether you’re a professional freelance writer who’s been publishing content for over 15 years, or, had to write a paper for college, or, needed to come up with fresh ideas for your company’s brainstorm session, we’ve all experienced that pressure… Read More

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

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

Should Freelancers Specialize In a Certain Niche?

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April 17, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

There are several pros and cons when it comes to writing for a targeted niche as a freelance writer. If you search online, you’ll read a ton of opinions from freelance writers that writing for a specialized area will help you make more money and improve your career. You’ll also read that you should diversify… Read More

Tips for Creating Good Content

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February 6, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This question of what makes content “good” was asked by a student in the FreelanceAMA discussion I hosted a few weeks ago. I thought it would make a great freelance writing blog post to learn what makes content “good” and what makes content shareable. Q: What makes good content? How do you know if a… Read More

How Much Time Should Freelance Writers Spend Researching Articles?

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January 30, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

I received this freelance writing question on an Ask Me Anything (AMA) I hosted on AMAFeed.com. Question: How would you go about researching a new piece of content? How long would it take in most cases? My response: It depends on what the freelance assignment is and who it’s for. If I’ve been assigned an article… Read More

Don’t Let a Perfectionist Mindset Stall Your Freelance Career

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October 18, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , ,

When I meet people at events or talk to friends about starting my own freelance writing business, I find that many people I talk to also want to work for themselves, launch a blog, or start a side gig. I love to hear that! I’m always happy to chat with people about freelance writing or… Read More

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