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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

Should Freelancers Specialize In a Certain Niche?

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April 17, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

There are several pros and cons when it comes to writing for a targeted niche as a freelance writer. If you search online, you’ll read a ton of opinions from freelance writers that writing for a specialized area will help you make more money and improve your career. You’ll also read that you should diversify… 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

Become a Faster Writer in 20 Minutes

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March 13, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Any freelancer or entrepreneur has a keen sense that time is money. In order to make more money as a freelance writer or freelancer in any field, it’s important to get faster at some tasks. Last week, I had a scheduled follow up call with a source at 11 a.m. I didn’t hear from them… Read More

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Full-Time Freelance

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March 5, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

When you’re considering quitting your job to start a freelance career, I recommend asking yourself these questions. (First, take my freelance writing online course to learn how to become a successful freelancer before taking the plunge.) Am I just unhappy with my job? Before I created this freelance writing e-course on Teachable, friends would often… 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

Tips for Creating Good Content

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February 6, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This question of what makes content “good” was asked by a student in the FreelanceAMA discussion I hosted a few weeks ago. I thought it would make a great freelance writing blog post to learn what makes content “good” and what makes content shareable. Q: What makes good content? How do you know if a… 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

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