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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

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

Weekend Habits of Successful Freelance Writers

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September 2, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I’m always curious about the habits of successful people–particularly successful freelancers, whether that represents success in their personal lives—like relationships, friendships, and health—or being a success in their professional circles. Since scheduling “down time” and “taking days off” can be a struggle for freelancers, I asked successful freelance writers, journalists, and editors I admire what… Read More

Why An Editor Deleted Your Freelance Pitch

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July 31, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

As a freelance writer, getting through to an editor is one of the toughest parts you’ll experience. When you don’t know the editor personally or through a referral, eliciting a response from your article pitch can be a challenge. Remember, the editor is juggling many hats and likely receives over 200 emails a day from… 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 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

The Most Common Freelancing FAQs

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July 3, 2018 | Tags: , , , ,

As a freelance writer, I get a lot of questions from friends and strangers when they find out what I do for a living. 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 (here’s how much freelancers make… Read More

Freelancer Writers Share Their Summer Goals

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May 29, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In last week’s blog, I shared a few suggested summer goals you could set for yourself to work on this season. Some freelancers worry about a summer slowdown before it’s even happened and stress that there will be a dry spell with assignments or that their editors will fall off the face of the earth… Read More

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