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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

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

How to Get Better-Paying Clients This Year

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December 9, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Want to make more money freelancing next year? Of course you do! Here are some tips to help you achieve that goal of making a six-figure income as a freelance writer. Work your network. Referrals from previous full-time jobs probably account for about 70 percent of my business. But Diana, I don’t know anyone in publishing!… 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

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

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

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

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