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Freelancers’ Share Their Number-One Success Tip

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June 19, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In this freelance writing advice post, freelance writers share their number-one tip for becoming a successful freelance writer. ICYMI, I interviewed some freelance writer friends for their freelancing advice over the past few weeks. We covered “What I Wish I Knew about Freelancing 5 Years Ago,” “Freelance Writers’ Definitions of Success” and “Freelance Writers Share… Read More

“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

Freelancer Writers Share Their Summer Goals

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May 29, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In last week’s blog, I shared a few suggested summer goals you could set for yourself to work on this season. Some freelancers worry about a summer slowdown before it’s even happened and stress that there will be a dry spell with assignments or that their editors will fall off the face of the earth… 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

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

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