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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

Freelancers: There’s Money In Your Inbox

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September 3, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This year, I decided to start tracking freelance writing pitches I sent to editors. It’s been helpful to see what worked, who I need to follow up with, and to have some lingering freelance article ideas  ready in case other editors reached out for pitches to address their content needs. A few weeks ago, I… Read More

Weekend Habits of Successful Freelance Writers

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September 2, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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

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

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

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