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Why Freelancers Don’t Want to Keep Landing One-Off Assignments

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April 9, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

When I first started freelance writing, I was (mostly) happy with any assignment I could get. I wanted to beef up my portfolio with a range of clips from numerous clients and I didn’t mind the initial effort it took when working with a new client. Fast forward a few years—six of them full-time freelance… Read More

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

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

The 1 Thing I Do at Night That Helps My Freelance Writing Business

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March 5, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A friend of mine was asking me the other day how I am productive with my freelance writing business in the mornings. She asked how I avoid wasting time on social media or watching TV shows all day while working from home and get writing done I need to do to hit my deadlines. As… 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

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 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

Do This Simple Exercise to Find Content Marketing Clients

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January 22, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you’re a freelance writer who’s looking to build up their content marketing clientele because you heard they tend to be higher-paying gigs, you might be wondering where to start looking for them. I suggest this fun, 15-minute exercise that shows you the brands you interact with on a daily basis. Try it a few… Read More

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