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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

The Downside of Being a Freelance Writer in a Niche Market

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April 24, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

In last week’s post, I addressed whether freelancers should specialize in a certain niche. I covered four positives I see from writing for a niche market. But how niche is too niche? Sure, being known as one of the top technical writers in a certain market will probably get you steady work, but there could… 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

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Full-Time Freelance

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March 5, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

When you’re considering quitting your job to start a freelance career, I recommend asking yourself these questions. (First, take my freelance writing online course to learn how to become a successful freelancer before taking the plunge.) Am I just unhappy with my job? Before I created this freelance writing e-course on Teachable, friends would often… Read More

How Freelancers Can Juggle Multiple Clients

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December 12, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Remember when you were in college and your professor would tell you that you had to read five chapters and turn in an assignment two days later, while you were juggling full class schedule, part-time job, and an internship? You probably thought, You’re not my only class! How will I get this done? You didn’t… Read More

Weekend Habits of Successful Freelance Writers

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December 6, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I’m always curious about the habits of successful people, 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 their weekends… Read More

Freelance Writing: What I’m Grateful For

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November 22, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, freelance writers! I hope you have a nice holiday planned ahead with your family and/or friends. I thought I’d share a few things I’m grateful for as a full-time freelance writer. (In no particular order.) Strong wifi signals Fresh, hot coffee in the morning Having time to be on assignment and write travel… Read More

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

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