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My Number-One Tip for Procrastinating Writers

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August 13, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Any creative person or freelance writer feels the pressure of working on something that shows their talent, intelligence and how utterly original they are. And while te pressure of simply starting can be daunting, and it’s one you need to push past if you’re going to be a successful freelancer, artist, or paid creative employee…. Read More

Freelance Advice: The Best Time to Pitch An Editor

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August 6, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you read last week’s freelance writing blog post on Why An Editor Deleted Your Pitch you learned some of the do’s and don’ts of article pitching when you want to get published in a print magazine or online outlet. Since we’re deep into the dog days of summer, I wanted to tackle to topic… Read More

What Can Freelancers Do with 15 Minutes?

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June 26, 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

“What I Wish I Knew about Freelancing 5 Years Ago”

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June 13, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

I’ve always enjoyed columns and essays when someone would address a “letter to their younger self” where they’d disclose wisdom learned in hindsight so I thought I’d tackle that with freelancing.  I asked freelance writer friends “What Do You Wish You Knew about Freelancing 5 or 10 Years Ago?” so that anyone reading this could… 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

Free Photo Stock Websites Freelancers and Bloggers Can Use

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April 3, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Last week I asked Facebook friends where I could find more free photography to use on my website while I update the content, create new blogs, and try to freshen it up. They had a ton of great suggestions so I thought I’d use this week’s blog to share their free stock photos suggestions for… Read More

Become a Faster Writer in 20 Minutes

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March 13, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Any freelancer or entrepreneur has a keen sense that time is money. In order to make more money as a freelance writer or freelancer in any field, it’s important to get faster at some tasks. Last week, I had a scheduled follow up call with a source at 11 a.m. I didn’t hear from them… Read More

Mistakes Freelancers Make When Pricing Their Work

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March 9, 2018 | Tags: , , , ,

This blog post about pricing your work and making sure you’re getting paid what you’re worth as a freelancer is one of my most popular blogs on my site. That’s because how much writers get paid per article, per freelance project, per word is, well, all over the map. In this freelance writing blog post,… Read More

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