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Time Management Tips from Ridiculously Organized Teen Athletes

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November 14, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Think you’ve got a jam-packed schedule and a mile-long to-do list? Try stepping into the shoes of a high school athlete for a week and you might pause before complaining about all of your responsibilities once you discover what they’re juggling. In this feature article I wrote for ESPN RISE’s Girl magazine a few years ago,… Read More

Fun Ways to Come Up with New Freelance Writing Article Ideas

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November 8, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I had a freelance coaching client admit to me recently that she was feeling stuck when trying to come up with new freelance article ideas. Whether you’re a professional writer like I am, or, simply have had to write a paper for college, we’ve all experienced that pressure of a blinking cursor on a blank… Read More

The Trick for Coming Up with New Ideas

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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

What Seasoned Freelancers Wish They Knew When Starting Out

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August 30, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

When I started writing the “Get Paid to Write” Freelance Writing Online Course this summer, I asked a few freelance friends to fill out a Survey Monkey form to me to help me come up with a name for the course, what it should cost, as well as advice they wish they had when they… 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

14 Great Books Every Freelancer Should Read

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July 31, 2017 | Tags: , , , , ,

When you want learn how to become a freelance writer, it’s helpful to have a variety of resources at your fingertips. I attended in-person classes offered by Ed2010.com as well as Mediabistro online and in person, took an online course offered by Inkwell Editorial on How to Create an Online Course, as well as attended networking events… Read More

How to Handle Slow Times As a Freelancer

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July 24, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Ever hear of a summer slowdown? It can happen in any business—whether you’re working a corporate job and waiting for a manger or advertiser to get back to you, or you may have a product or service-based business that takes a hit when everyone goes away on summer vacations. While a slower pace is often… Read More

How to Freelance When You Have a Full-Time Job

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July 11, 2017 | Tags: , , ,

I’ve been freelancing on the side while working full-time since about 2006. Writing a few assignments for clients helped me have some disposable income when I was on a tight budget with my salary, provided me with extra money to pay for vacations, attend weddings, go out to dinner with friends, pay off my student loans… Read More

Where Do I Find Article Ideas?

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June 26, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , ,

As a freelance writer, editor, and digital strategist when I tell someone what I do for a living, I’m often asked, “How do you come up with story ideas?” (Okay, the first question is, “Do you work at home in your pajamas?” Then they’ll ask about what it is I actually do to make a… Read More

Morning Routines of Freelance Writers and Creatives Who Work from Home

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June 20, 2017 | Tags: , ,

Late spring I went back to a full-time freelance routine after spending two of my days working in an office part-time at Muscle & Fitness magazine for three years. With the warmer temps, sunny days and a lax schedule I realized I needed discipline if I wanted to achieve some freelance goals this season. Besides… Read More



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