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This 1 Change Can Help Grow Your Freelance Business

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February 6, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I was working on a freelance article for a content marketing client this week about how focusing on one word could help you reach your goals for the year. It’s not a new concept. There are books about it, like One Word That Will Change Your Life, and it’s a practice used in business by… Read More

How Much Can Freelancers Earn Daily?

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January 30, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A freelance writer in one of the private Facebook groups I’m part of posed the question to the group about how writers calculate their “actual” annual salary, factoring in how much they are earning, health insurance costs, self-employment taxes freelancers pay in addition to the tax bracket rate you’re in, expenses you can deduct for… 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

Become a Faster Writer in 20 Minutes

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October 30, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Any freelancer or entrepreneur has a keen sense that time is money. In order to make more money as a freelance writer or freelancer in any field, it’s important to get faster at some tasks. The question of how to become a faster writer is one I see frequently come up on Reddit threads, so… 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

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

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

8 Ways to Find One Extra Hour in Your Week

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August 28, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

All of us are trying to find more time for the things we love to do, whether that’s finding an hour in your week to write, shoehorning some time in your schedule to get to the gym or a workout class, or finally finishing that book that’s due back at the library (guilty!). Here are… Read More

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