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5 Tips for Setting Freelance Business Goals You’ll Actually Hit

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March 26, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s all too easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind of running a freelance writing business. You’re answering clients’ questions via email, pitching ideas out to existing clients, emailing pitches and letters of introduction to potential clients, and trying to keep up with social media, oh yea, and track down that payment that’s… Read More

23 Things Stressed-Out Freelancers Can Do to Chill Out

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February 12, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Any freelancer will tell you that it can be hard to take a break from work. You might feel like you’re “slacking off” or you’re “never going to meet your deadline” or that your client will use another freelancer if you don’t respond to their email right away.  I’ve been freelance writing as a side… Read More

How Freelancers Can Juggle Multiple Clients

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January 18, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Remember when you were in college and your professor would tell you that you had to read five chapters and turn in an assignment two days later, while you were juggling a full class schedule, a part-time job, and an internship? You probably thought, You’re not my only class! How will I get this done?… 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

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

Freelancers: Constantly Checking Email Is Stressing You Out

November 5, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Do you have any idea of how often you check your email, smartphone, and notifications on all of your devices? Chances are, it’s probably too much, according to a American Psychological Association’s new Stress in America: Coping with Change poll released last year. Four out of five U.S. adults (86 percent) reported “that they constantly or often… 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’ Share Their Number-One Success Tip

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June 19, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In this freelance writing advice post, freelance writers share their number-one tip for becoming a successful freelance writer. ICYMI, I interviewed some freelance writer friends for their freelancing advice over the past few weeks. We covered “What I Wish I Knew about Freelancing 5 Years Ago,” “Freelance Writers’ Definitions of Success” and “Freelance Writers Share… Read More

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