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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

The Most Common Freelancing FAQs

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November 29, 2017 | Tags: , , , ,

I thought I’d share some of the silly and serious questions I get about being a freelance writer, freelancing from home, whether all writers are poor, and the best time to take the leap to full-time freelancing. Doggo Typing Dog GIF from Doggo GIFs Do you work in your pajamas all day? Nope. I wake… Read More

How Do Freelancers Keep Writing and Marketing in the Midst of Tragedy?

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November 1, 2017 | Tags: , , , ,

It’s the day after that horrible act of terrorism in Lower Manhattan. I used to run, walk and occasionally bike that path, which was about a mile from the apartment I lived in the past five years. It hit home yesterday and today. I could have been one of those victims. I could have been… Read More

The Trick for Coming Up with New Ideas

October 5, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , ,

I’m very fortunate that I’m located in New York City as a freelance writer. So when I get invited to a cool event like getting to tour a new Viking Ocean Cruise ship docked in the harbor of Manhattan, it’s a wise decision when I make time for something like this. As I boarded the… Read More

Freelancing 101: How to Find Editors to Pitch Articles To

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September 20, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

(This blog post is a sample lesson from my Get Paid to Write: Become a Freelance Writer self-directed online course.) You’ve got your idea, and you know the magazine or website you’d like to sell it to. Now you need to make sure your pitch goes to the right person. See also: Freelance Article Pitches… Read More

How Freelancers Should Use Social Media to Get Ahead

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August 21, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Marketing yourself is crucial if you want to be a successful freelance writer. Whether you’re just getting started freelance writing, or someone who’s been freelancing for years as a side hustle while working full-time, it’s easy to skip this step—especially when work and life gets busy. To me “marketing” means emailing editors, networking at events,… Read More

What Can Freelancers Do with 15 Minutes?

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August 14, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Time is a commodity that’s precious to all of us, but freelancers in particular can feel the “time is money” worries daily, as can anyone who owns a business I’d venture to guess. When I was first getting started with freelance writing, if I wasn’t writing articles, interviewing a source, or getting story assignments from editors, it… Read More

Mistakes Freelancers Make When Pricing Their Work

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July 16, 2017 | Tags: , , , ,

When I was interviewed by Project Book podcaster Alex Cespedes in April 2016 about being freelancer, I offered tips on getting started with freelancing and shared details about my freelance writing rates at that time: • For one interview, one source, an about 500 words, I try to get about $0.50/word from a client. That… Read More



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