Where to Find Freelance Writing Gigs, Part 1

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For anyone wanting to make a living as a writer, finding good, well-paying freelance writing gigs can be something of a mystery.  Many new writers get discouraged by the peanuts-per-word rates found on content mills and elsewhere. And whereas a handful of writers may have made good money on these types of sites (and I use the words “good money” very,

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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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Relationships Mind Map

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Mind Maps for Freelance Writing Success! Check out this mind map for the relationships writing niche. If you’re a freelance writer, mind maps like these will allow you to diversify your niche and flip your pitches. And that’s how you earn more money for your writing.

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Photography Mind Map

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Mind Maps for Freelance Writing Success! Check out this mind map for the photography niche. You can use mind maps like these to help you diversify your niche and flip your pitches. For MultiTalented Writers, niche diversification is one of the many ways to never get bored, while still earning a good income from your craft.

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Under-Promise and Over-Deliver: A Real Life Example

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  If you’re trying to start a career as a freelancer, you may have heard the experession “under-promise and over-deliver.” The concept is simple: state what you’ll do, and then do a little bit more. Depending on how much you want to get repeat business from the client, deliver a lot more. I have a great example from a contributing writer who

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