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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

Don’t Let a Perfectionist Mindset Stall Your Freelance Career

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October 18, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , ,

When I meet people at events or talk to friends about starting my own freelance writing business, I find that many people I talk to also want to work for themselves, launch a blog, or start a side gig. I love to hear that! I’m always happy to chat with people about freelance writing or… Read More

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 Skills Do You Need To Make Six Figures A Year?

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September 27, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Sometimes, I’ll answer questions from freelancers on Quora or Reddit to share what worked for me. One user asked: “What freelance / online skills can make me $100k per year?“ Once you start researching topics on freelance writing, running any freelance business or a side hustle, you’ll notice questions and answers about “how to make six… 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

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

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



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