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Freelance Advice: How to Set 2019 Goals

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January 8, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

We’re into the second week of January and you probably considered a new year’s resolution or two by now. But have you determined your freelance business goals for the year? In order to make a goal be more likely to happen it should  be S.M.A.R.T. : Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. I’m still working… Read More

Freelance Advice: Things I Did Differently to Earn Six Figures

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December 31, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I earned about 30 percent more as a freelancer in  2018 than I did the year before. So, I thought it would be beneficial to look back and see what worked in order to earn more money writing, what didn’t, and what could  be improved in my freelance writing  business to help me reach new levels of… Read More

9 Ways to Stay Productive When Working from Home

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December 4, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This guest blog post is courtesy of Ryan Howard who runs SmartParentAdvice, a site that provides parenting advice for moms and dads. Anyone that has ever had an office job has probably dreamed of working from home. While working from home is a dream come true for me, it comes with its own set of… Read More

6 Money Decisions to Make Before Going Full-Time Freelance

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November 20, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I’d love for you to be able to make it as a full-time freelance writer, but before you take the leap and tell you’re entire office “I’m out,” consider these factors before quitting your full-time job to become a freelance writer. How much do you love writing? Are you willing to write all day, every… 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

Here’s How Much Freelance Writers Are Getting Paid in 2018

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October 21, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

(Original guest post by Delaware-based freelance writer and editor, Carlett Spike.) It’s no secret that freelancers in our industry often struggle to make a living. Stories of editors ghosting writers and outlets taking far too long to pay for finished work is unfortunately a common tale. In 2017, I wrote a series of stories for… Read More

Morning Routines of Freelance Writers and Freelancers Who Work from Home

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October 16, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

When I went full-time freelance in 2013, one of the first things to go out the window was a steady morning routine. Isn’t that the point of freelancing and working from home? I thought. I can sleep until 11 a.m. and work until 11 p.m. at night and no one is expecting me to sit… Read More

How Many Hours Do Freelancers Work Each Week?

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October 2, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This freelance question is one I see posed often to freelancers. And, quite honestly, how many hours freelancers and freelance writers work each week can be all over the place as it’s different for each freelancer.  It’s also probably different depending on how many clients they’re juggling that week. I’ll answer for myself and share… Read More

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