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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

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 Are Your Summer Freelance Goals?

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May 23, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend! The unofficial start of summer might have some of us feeling like school kids who are antsy, distracted, and struggling to focus (hi.) or, you may be feeling motivated to achieve new freelance writing goals and build your business. Halfway through the year is a great time to take stock… 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

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

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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