Should you quit your job to be a writer?

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Dreaming of becoming a full-time writer? Every writer who lives and breathes to tell stories and share them with the world, whether via creative nonfiction, investigative journalism, or fiction, has probably entertained the idea of becoming a full-time writer. And just as many writers have probably been discouraged from pursuing that dream, by everyone around them. We live in a

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How to write greeting cards for pay

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How to earn money writing greeting cards If you love getting cards in the mail and you’re a writer, chances are you’ve thought about writing greeting cards. Yes, there are some greeting card companies that accept submissions from freelance writers (but forget Hallmark).     Can you condense the immensity of love into a few verses? Do you want to

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12 Ways to Make Money With Your Writing

12 Ways to Make Money With Your Writing

Make money with your writing: it’s not only doable, it’s an awesome profession that will give you the freedom to live life on your terms. I’m making a great income from my writing, working on a part-time basis, which still allows me to homeschool my awesome kids. So it strikes me as odd when people have preconceived, negative notions of

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Why Freelancer Writers Shouldn’t Charge by the Word

Last week, we discussed why freelance writers shouldn’t charge by the hour. It’s a punitive method: the more efficient you get at your job, the less you get paid. It’s a system that punishes you for getting better at your craft, rather than reward you for doing so. And it’s a silly way to set up your business.

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Why Freelance Writers Shouldn’t Charge by The Hour

You Know how some freelance writers complain that their work isn’t valued? So they leave the content mills and start looking for their own clients, setting their own rates. And then these same freelance writers fall flat on their faces when they undervalue their own work… and they’re no better off than when they first began.

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How This Freelance Writing, Homeschooling Mom Stays Organized

How to Stay Organized When You Wear All the Hats: apps for freelance writers

I’m a freelance writing, homeschooling mom of 3 kids ages 8 and under (as of March 2018). A lot of people think I’m totally nuts trying to balance a near-full time job with homeschooling three kids. Yet others think I’m some kind of superwoman or supermom. But I’m not any of those things (OK, maybe I’m a little nuts).

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