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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

Tips for Creating Good Content

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February 6, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This question of what makes content “good” was asked by a student in the FreelanceAMA discussion I hosted a few weeks ago. I thought it would make a great freelance writing blog post to learn what makes content “good” and what makes content shareable. Q: What makes good content? How do you know if a… Read More

Why I Started Freelancing While Working Full-Time

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January 23, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Last week my freelance friend Yuwanda Black invited me to write a Q&A on her blog about why I became a freelance writer and the reason I decided to create my freelance writing e-course “Get Paid to Write” on Teachable. Here, I’ll expand on one aspect of that freelance blog post. I started freelance writing… Read More

How to Get Better-Paying Clients This Year

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January 3, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Want to make more money freelancing in 2018? 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

Freelance Goal Setting: How to Set and Meet Your Goal in 2018

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December 27, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I often write about fitness and weight loss topics—particularly at this time of year—and I think a lot of the advice that’s applicable to those audiences could be helpful for freelancers and freelance writers who want to get published and paid to write in 2018. Here is some fitness advice about getting started and staying… Read More

How Freelancers Can Juggle Multiple Clients

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December 12, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Remember when you were in college and your professor would tell you that you had to read five chapters and turn in an assignment two days later, while you were juggling full class schedule, part-time job, and an internship? You probably thought, You’re not my only class! How will I get this done? You didn’t… Read More

Weekend Habits of Successful Freelance Writers

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December 6, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I’m always curious about the habits of successful people, 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 their weekends… Read More



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