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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

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

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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