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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

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

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

Fun Ways to Come Up with New Freelance Writing Article Ideas

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September 10, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Have you ever felt stuck when trying to come up with new freelance article ideas ? Whether you’re a professional freelance writer who’s been publishing content for over 15 years, or, had to write a paper for college, or, needed to come up with fresh ideas for your company’s brainstorm session, we’ve all experienced that pressure… 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

Freelancing 101: How to Find Editors to Pitch Articles To

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July 28, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

(This blog post is a sample lesson from my Get Paid to Write: Become a Freelance Writer self-directed online course. Learn more about the Freelance Writing Online Course here.) You’ve got your freelance article idea, and you know the magazine or website you’d like to sell it to. Now you need to make sure your… Read More

Should Freelancers Specialize In a Certain Niche?

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April 17, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

There are several pros and cons when it comes to writing for a targeted niche as a freelance writer. If you search online, you’ll read a ton of opinions from freelance writers that writing for a specialized area will help you make more money and improve your career. You’ll also read that you should diversify… 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

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