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Why Freelancers Don’t Want to Keep Landing One-Off Assignments

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April 9, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

When I first started freelance writing, I was (mostly) happy with any assignment I could get. I wanted to beef up my portfolio with a range of clips from numerous clients and I didn’t mind the initial effort it took when working with a new client. Fast forward a few years—six of them full-time freelance… Read More

Podcasts That Help My Freelance Business

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April 1, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

When I need a break from writing freelance articles, interviewing sources and emailing editors and clients, I love to go on a walk outside and listen to a podcast that teaches me something, usually about small business, personal finance, or freelancing. Not only do I enjoy learning by listening while walking my dog or running… Read More

Why An Editor Deleted Your Freelance Pitch

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March 25, 2019 | 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

This is the Best Time to Pitch An Editor

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March 19, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you read my previous freelance writing advice blog post on Why An Editor Deleted Your Pitch,  you learned some of the do’s and don’ts of article pitching when you want to get published in a print magazine or online outlet. Another important factor when considering your working relationship with editors is to learn the best… Read More

How Can Beginner Freelancers Get Their First Writing Job?

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March 11, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you want to become a freelance writer with no experience and are eager to start a freelance writing career, apply some of these freelance writing tips to break in as a freelance writer. Writing Jobs for Beginners A: This is a great time for a beginner to get started with freelance writing. (In fact,… Read More

Become Your Own Freelance Social Media Manager

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February 25, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Marketing is an important component of becoming a successful freelance writer and finding new clients. Whether you’re just getting started freelance writing, or, are someone who’s been freelancing for years as a side hustle while working full-time, it’s easy to skip this step—especially when work and life get busy. As a freelancer, you’ll have success if… Read More

Freelance Article Pitches That Got Accepted

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February 19, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In this updated freelance writing tips blog post, I’m sharing what I included in my emails to editors to pitch them article ideas. Here are some article pitches that I sent to editors, their feedback, and the final results of a successful assignment. Remember, here’s how to find an editor’s name to send your pitch… Read More

5 Tips to Make More Money Freelancing

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February 16, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

If a financial resolution is a component of this year’s freelance goals, making more money is probably top of mind for you. Whether you’re a full-time freelance writer, a small business owner, a stay-at-home mom (or dad) who wants to make additional money while the kids are sleeping or at work, or you simply want… Read More

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