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“What I Wish I Knew about Freelancing 5 Years Ago”

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June 13, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

I’ve always enjoyed columns and essays when someone would address a “letter to their younger self” where they’d disclose wisdom learned in hindsight so I thought I’d tackle that with freelancing.  I asked freelance writer friends “What Do You Wish You Knew about Freelancing 5 or 10 Years Ago?” so that anyone reading this could… Read More

Freelancers Share Their Definitions of Success

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June 4, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Success meant different things to me at different stages in my career. I once thought I wanted to be an Editor-in-Chief of a magazine, but, after a few years of working at magazines in my 20s, I saw the time and personal sacrifice that entailed and I decided that wasn’t my definition of success anymore. (Fast… 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

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

Fun Ways to Come Up with New Freelance Writing Article Ideas

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April 10, 2018 | 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

Free Photo Stock Websites Freelancers and Bloggers Can Use

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April 3, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Last week I asked Facebook friends where I could find more free photography to use on my website while I update the content, create new blogs, and try to freshen it up. They had a ton of great suggestions so I thought I’d use this week’s blog to share their free stock photos suggestions for… Read More

How Much Can Freelancers Earn Daily?

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March 27, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A freelance writer in one of the private Facebook groups I’m part of posed the question to the group about how writers calculate their “actual” annual salary, factoring in how much they are earning, health insurance costs, self-employment taxes freelancers pay in addition to the tax bracket rate you’re in, expenses you can deduct for… Read More

How Many Hours Do Freelancers Work Each Week?

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February 13, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

This freelance question is one I see posed often to freelancers. And, quite honestly, it can be all over the place for different freelancers. I’ll answer for myself and share some posts that works for other freelancers. I average about six hours of work five days a week. Sounds pretty good right? Now, think back… Read More

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