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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

Fun Ways to Come Up with New Freelance Writing Article Ideas

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November 8, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I had a freelance coaching client admit to me recently that she was feeling stuck when trying to come up with new freelance article ideas. Whether you’re a professional writer like I am, or, simply have had to write a paper for college, we’ve all experienced that pressure of a blinking cursor on a blank… 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

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

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

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 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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