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Freelance Article Pitches That Worked

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September 12, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

In this blog post, I’m sharing what I included in my emails to editors to pitch them article ideas. Here are some article pitches that I sent to editors, their feedback, and the final results of a successful assignment. Get more freelancing tips like this in my Freelance Writing Online Course: Get Paid to Write… Read More

Why Constantly Checking Email Zaps Progress and Peace

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September 6, 2017 | Tags: , , , , ,

I was reading an article in the September issue of Real Simple that asked CEOs or people in prominent, demanding work positions what their email policy on the weekends was. While they all had different responses, each person discussed having a time period that included a break from their email. (Keep in mind that ‘email management’ was 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

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

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

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

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



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