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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

Side Hustle Tips: How to Freelance When You Have a Full-Time Job

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December 17, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

I’ve been freelancing as a side hustle while working full-time since about 2006. Writing a few assignments for clients gave me disposable income when I was on a tight budget with my salary, provided me with extra money to pay for vacations, attend weddings, go out to dinner with friends, pay off my student loans faster,… 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

29 Things to Do When Freelance Business is Slow

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November 11, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Ever hear of a summer slowdown?  Or maybe you notice an end-of-year slowdown with  your freelance business around the holidays? Once you’ve been freelance writing for a few years like I have, it can be helpful to track the times of the year when business slows down for you. That way, when it happens again,… 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

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

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

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