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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

How Do Freelancers Keep Writing and Marketing in the Midst of Tragedy?

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November 1, 2017 | Tags: , , , ,

It’s the day after that horrible act of terrorism in Lower Manhattan. I used to run, walk and occasionally bike that path, which was about a mile from the apartment I lived in the past five years. It hit home yesterday and today. I could have been one of those victims. I could have been… 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

Freelancing 101: How to Find Editors to Pitch Articles To

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September 20, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

(This blog post is a sample lesson from my Get Paid to Write: Become a Freelance Writer self-directed online course.) You’ve got your idea, and you know the magazine or website you’d like to sell it to. Now you need to make sure your pitch goes to the right person. See also: Freelance Article Pitches… 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

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

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



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