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Why An Editor Deleted Your Freelance Pitch

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March 25, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As a freelance writer, getting through to an editor is one of the toughest parts you’ll experience. When you don’t know the editor personally or through a referral, eliciting a response from your article pitch can be a challenge. Remember, the editor is juggling many hats and likely receives over 200 emails a day from… Read More

This is the Best Time to Pitch An Editor

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March 19, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you read my previous freelance writing advice blog post on Why An Editor Deleted Your Pitch,  you learned some of the do’s and don’ts of article pitching when you want to get published in a print magazine or online outlet. Another important factor when considering your working relationship with editors is to learn the best… 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

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

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

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

What to Do When You Don’t Hear Back from Your Pitch

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May 1, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A lot of my freelance writing course students ask me what to do when they don’t hear back from an editor on a pitch they sent. They wonder if the editor ever received it, if it went to spam, if the editor hated the idea and that’s why they didn’t respond, or a number of… Read More

How Much Time Should Freelance Writers Spend Researching Articles?

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January 30, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

I received this freelance writing question on an Ask Me Anything (AMA) I hosted on AMAFeed.com. Question: How would you go about researching a new piece of content? How long would it take in most cases? My response: It depends on what the freelance assignment is and who it’s for. If I’ve been assigned to write… Read More

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