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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

23 Things Stressed-Out Freelancers Can Do to Chill Out

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February 12, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Any freelancer will tell you that it can be hard to take a break from work. You might feel like you’re “slacking off” or you’re “never going to meet your deadline” or that your client will use another freelancer if you don’t respond to their email right away.  I’ve been freelance writing as a side… Read More

Freelance Advice: The Best Time to Pitch An Editor

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February 2, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you read last week’s freelance writing 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. Since we’re deep into the dog days of summer, I wanted to tackle to topic… Read More

Do This Simple Exercise to Find Content Marketing Clients

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January 22, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you’re a freelance writer who’s looking to build up their content marketing clientele because you heard they tend to be higher-paying gigs, you might be wondering where to start looking for them. I suggest this fun, 15-minute exercise that shows you the brands you interact with on a daily basis. Try it a few… Read More

What Seasoned Freelancers Wish They Knew When Starting Out

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January 11, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

When I started writing the “Get Paid to Write” Freelance Writing Online Course this summer, I asked a few freelance friends to fill out a Survey Monkey form to me to help me come up with a name for the course, what it should cost, as well as advice they wish they had when they… Read More

How to Get Higher-Paying Clients This Year

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December 9, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Want to make more money freelancing next year? Of course you do! Here are some tips to help you achieve that goal of making a six-figure income 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!… Read More

Freelancers: Constantly Checking Email Is Stressing You Out

November 5, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Do you have any idea of how often you check your email, smartphone, and notifications on all of your devices? Chances are, it’s probably too much, according to a American Psychological Association’s new Stress in America: Coping with Change poll released last year. Four out of five U.S. adults (86 percent) reported “that they constantly or often… Read More

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