Where to Find Freelance Writing Gigs, Part 2

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Starting a freelance writing career isn’t always easy. There are confusing terms to learn, decisions about office space to make, budgeting and cash flow projections, and a million other items on the to-do list. But most important of all, you need to find clients. Without clients, there’s no business. And if you want to make a living as a writer, you

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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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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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7 New Year’s Resolutions for New Writers

New Year's Resolutions

The end of the year is fast approaching, and many people will be making New Year’s resolutions. Are you making the right ones to grow your writing career? In today’s guest post, Celia Abernethy shares 7 New Year’s resolutions that will actually make a difference for new writers.

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Freelance Writing Terms You Should Know

Freelance Writing Terms You Should KNow

When you’re starting out in freelance writing, you can get easily confused by all the terms that are thrown around in online writing groups and elsewhere on the Internet. Sometimes, it can be a little intimidating to ask for clarification. Fear not; this post will tell you what those terms are.

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Yes, I write for free. Here’s why.

Yes, I Write for Free. Here’s Why. “Creatives should be paid for their work.” “The stereotypical starving artist is a myth that needs to die.” “You can’t pay your rent with exposure bucks.” I couldn’t agree more with all of the above statements.

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Education Mind Map

Mind maps for freelance writing: education mind map

  There are many ways to achieve freelance writing success. But if you’re a MultiTalented Writer, a lot of the advice you hear probably doesn’t apply. Take “picking a niche,” for example. MultiTalented Writers work best when they write in multiple niches. It keeps us fresh and allows us to work the way we work best: by making connections between

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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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How to Get Paid for Writing: Writing Mind Map

    Have you ever asked yourself how to get paid for writing? It’s entirely possible to turn your writing into a career. The first thing you’ll need to do is choose what kind of writing you’d like to do.

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