Think you’ve got a jam-packed schedule and a mile-long to-do list? Try stepping into the shoes of a high school athlete for a week and you might pause before complaining about all of your responsibilities once you discover what they’re juggling. In this feature article I wrote for ESPN RISE’s Girl magazine a few years ago,… Read More
October 21, 2018 | Tags: 2018, article writing advice, content marketing, freelance rates, freelance writing advice, freelance writing tips, making six figures freelancing, money, online course, productivity, six figure income, work at home, writing rates, writing tips
(Original guest post by Delaware-based freelance writer and editor, Carlett Spike.) It’s no secret that freelancers in our industry often struggle to make a living. Stories of editors ghosting writers and outlets taking far too long to pay for finished work is unfortunately a common tale. In 2017, I wrote a series of stories for… Read More
September 2, 2018 | Tags: article ideas, content strategy, freelance, freelance writing, freelance writing course, freelancer, magazine editors, online course, productivitiy, writing rates, writing tips
I’m always curious about the habits of successful people–particularly successful freelancers, whether that represents success in their personal lives—like relationships, friendships, and health—or being a success in their professional circles. Since scheduling “down time” and “taking days off” can be a struggle for freelancers, I asked successful freelance writers, journalists, and editors I admire what… Read More
As a freelance writer, I get a lot of questions from friends and strangers when they find out what I do for a living. I thought I’d share some of the silly and serious questions I get about being a freelance writer, freelancing from home, whether all writers are poor (here’s how much freelancers make… Read More
June 19, 2018 | Tags: 15 minute, article writing advice, business, content strategy, freelance course, freelance success, magazines, pitches, productivity, side hustle, six figure income, stress, success, time management, work at home, writing rates, writing tips
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
June 4, 2018 | Tags: freelance success, how to make more money, making six, making six figures freelancing, online course, productivity, six figure income, stress, succesful freelancers, time management, tips from freelancers, work at home, writing rates, writing tips
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
May 23, 2018 | Tags: 15 minute, business tips, content marketing, content strategy, how to make more money, six figure income, social media, summer, travel writing, work at home, writing rates, writing tips
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
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
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