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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

9 Ways to Stay Productive When Working from Home

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December 4, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This guest blog post is courtesy of Ryan Howard who runs SmartParentAdvice, a site that provides parenting advice for moms and dads. Anyone that has ever had an office job has probably dreamed of working from home. While working from home is a dream come true for me, it comes with its own set of… 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

Become a Faster Writer in 20 Minutes

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October 30, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Any freelancer or entrepreneur has a keen sense that time is money. In order to make more money as a freelance writer or freelancer in any field, it’s important to get faster at some tasks. The question of how to become a faster writer is one I see frequently come up on Reddit threads, so… Read More

Time Management Tips from Ridiculously Organized Teen Athletes

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October 30, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Think you’ve got a jam-packed schedule and a mile-long to-do list? Try stepping into the shoes of a high school athlete for a week and you might pause before complaining about all of your responsibilities once you discover what they’re juggling. In this feature article I wrote for ESPN RISE’s Girl magazine a few years ago,… Read More

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