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How Can Beginners Get Their First Freelance Writing Job?

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July 16, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A  freelancer asked me this question on the AMAFeed website when I hosted an “Ask Me Anything” about Freelance Writing. Q: How good is a beginner’s chance to find a freelance writing job? Here is my answer, elaborated a bit for my freelance writing blog followers. A: This is a great time for a beginner… 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

How to Get Better-Paying Clients This Year

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July 5, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Want to make more money freelancing this year? Of course you do! Here are some tips to help you achieve that goal of making money as a freelance writer.   Work your network. Referrals from previous full-time jobs probably account for about 70 percent of my business. But Diana, I don’t know anyone in publishing! I… 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

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

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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