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How to Get Better-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

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

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

10 Challenges of Being a Freelance Writer

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September 24, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I was chatting with some freelance writer friends the other day about why I decided to start my freelance writing course and how people often ask us about our freelance writing careers: how to do it, tips for how they can get started, and how newbies can make money freelance writing. We all agreed that… 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

Weekend Habits of Successful Freelance Writers

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September 2, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I’m always curious about the habits of successful people–particularly successful freelancers, whether that represents success in their personal lives—like relationships, friendships, and health—or being a success in their professional circles. Since scheduling “down time” and “taking days off” can be a struggle for freelancers, I asked successful freelance writers, journalists, and editors I admire what… Read More

The Downside of Being a Freelance Writer in a Niche Market

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April 24, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

In last week’s post, I addressed whether freelancers should specialize in a certain niche. I covered four positives I see from writing for a niche market. But how niche is too niche? Sure, being known as one of the top technical writers in a certain market will probably get you steady work, but there could… Read More

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