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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

How Can Freelancers Make Six Figures a Year?

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December 11, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The question of how to make six figures freelance writing is a common one on Quora or Reddit message boards. I recently saw one user post: “What freelance / online skills can make me $100k per year?” and shared my answers there, so I thought it would be beneficial for my freelance writing blog readers learn the… 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

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

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

Freelance Advice: The Best Time to Pitch An Editor

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August 6, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you read last week’s freelance writing 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. Since we’re deep into the dog days of summer, I wanted to tackle to topic… Read More

Freelancers Share Their Definitions of Success

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June 4, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Success meant different things to me at different stages in my career. I once thought I wanted to be an Editor-in-Chief of a magazine, but, after a few years of working at magazines in my 20s, I saw the time and personal sacrifice that entailed and I decided that wasn’t my definition of success anymore. (Fast… Read More

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