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Fun Ways to Come Up with New Freelance Writing Article Ideas

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September 10, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Have you ever felt stuck when trying to come up with new freelance article ideas ? Whether you’re a professional freelance writer who’s been publishing content for over 15 years, or, had to write a paper for college, or, needed to come up with fresh ideas for your company’s brainstorm session, we’ve all experienced that pressure… Read More

Weekend Habits of Successful Freelance Writers

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September 2, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I’m always curious about the habits of successful people–particularly successful freelancers, 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… 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

Why An Editor Deleted Your Freelance Pitch

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July 31, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

As a freelance writer, getting through to an editor is one of the toughest parts you’ll experience. When you don’t know the editor personally or through a referral, eliciting a response from your article pitch can be a challenge. Remember, the editor is juggling many hats and likely receives over 200 emails a day from… Read More

Freelancing 101: How to Find Editors to Pitch Articles To

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July 28, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

(This blog post is a sample lesson from my Get Paid to Write: Become a Freelance Writer self-directed online course. Learn more about the Freelance Writing Online Course here.) You’ve got your freelance article idea, and you know the magazine or website you’d like to sell it to. Now you need to make sure your… Read More

What to Do When You Don’t Hear Back from Your Pitch

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May 1, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A lot of my freelance writing course students ask me what to do when they don’t hear back from an editor on a pitch they sent. They wonder if the editor ever received it, if it went to spam, if the editor hated the idea and that’s why they didn’t respond, or a number of… Read More

How Much Time Should Freelance Writers Spend Researching Articles?

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January 30, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

I received this freelance writing question on an Ask Me Anything (AMA) I hosted on AMAFeed.com. Question: How would you go about researching a new piece of content? How long would it take in most cases? My response: It depends on what the freelance assignment is and who it’s for. If I’ve been assigned an article… 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



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