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10 Challenges of Being a Freelance Writer

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September 24, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I was chatting with some freelance writer friends the other day about why I decided to start my freelance writing course and how people often ask us about our freelance writing careers: how to do it, tips for how they can get started, and how newbies can make money freelance writing. We all agreed that… Read More

3 Ways to Come Up with Ideas for a Stale Topic

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September 17, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

This freelance writing post is courtesy of a friend of mine who works in public relations writing. Since she is often tasked with coming up with new topics in niche areas–and ghostwriting in one person’s voice–I thought she’d be a great resource for freelance writers and content marketing writers. Enjoy! I’ve known Diana for more… Read More

What Can Freelancers Do with 15 Minutes?

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September 8, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

You might have sent a ton of pitches to editors recently and been twiddling your thumbs waiting for them to respond during a summer slowdown. While this can feel nerve-racking, you take advantage of 15-minute breaks in your calendar to boost your business. Time is a commodity that’s precious to all of us, but freelancers… Read More

8 Ways to Find One Extra Hour in Your Week

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August 28, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

All of us are trying to find more time for the things we love to do, whether that’s finding an hour in your week to write, shoehorning some time in your schedule to get to the gym or a workout class, or finally finishing that book that’s due back at the library (guilty!). Here are… Read More

5 Ways to Invest in Yourself without Spending a Ton of Money

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August 20, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

When you’re a freelance writer, it can seem difficult to spend money on yourself in a way that will ultimately benefit you (the boss) and your business in the long run. But, as many of us have heard before—you have to spend money to make money. Since I’m my fifth year of full-time freelance writing… 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

4 Ways to Find Time to Freelance and Start a Side Hustle

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July 10, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Time is one of the biggest barriers people tell me  they face when they want to start freelance writing and are convinced they don’t have the time to write. Finding time to start your side hustle career, write article pitches, or do research before pitching a client isn’t hard exactly, but it does take effort…. Read More

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

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