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Archives for August 2016

Freelance Writing Tips on How to Break Into a New Niche or Project Type

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

As a freelance writer, you need to follow the market. Sometimes the market will give you a sign that you need to continue expanding into something else, or perhaps you’ve simply gotten bored working in the same niche that you’ve been writing for over the course of time.

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How to Mentally Prepare to Start Freelancing Full-time

There are quite a few things that need your attention when you decide to freelance, eg:…

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Why I More Than Quadrupled My Freelance Writing Rates: Is It Time for You to Do the Same?

This past weekend, I updated my online writing company’s site rates. I more than quadrupled them (in some cases, quintupling them). Why? It’s been a long time coming. Following is why I finally took the plunge and did it. Before I get to my reasons, following are my old and new rates.

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Book Marketing: What Traditional Publishers Expect from Authors Beyond Writing the Book

Getting a book contract is exciting beyond belief. I finally got a hard copy of the book. I said to my sister  one morning as I stuffed a copy into envelopes to mail off to those who contributed:

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One of the Biggest Lessons I Learned about Freelancing While Writing “The Ultimate Freelancer’s Guidebook”

Today, Anne Wayman over at AboutFreelanceWriting.com was kind enough to feature me on her blog. I offered to blog for and/or be interviewed by bloggers about freelancing as part of my promotional push for the book.

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Creative Freelancers: What to Do When the Client Is NOT Right (Hey, It Happens!)

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Brown Banks.

In the retail industry, the mantra is, “The customer is always right.”

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Lessons from the Shark Tank on Freelancing: Spotlight on Barbara Corcoran

In the late 80s in New York City, I worked as a real estate agent. New license in hand, I signed on with an agency that catered to buyers/renters on the Upper East Side. I went into some pretty swank buildings in some pretty swank neighborhoods trying to get listings, eg, Sutton Place (if you live in New York, you know how blue-blood that area is).

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How to Prepare for a Busy Fall as a Freelance Writer: Some Specific Things You Should be Doing RIGHT NOW

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

The busiest time of the year is coming for freelancers, and it’s something I look forward to each year. If you know what you’re doing, you can start doing your homework now in order to land some new business or expand your current client list.

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How to Make the Leap to Full-Time Freelancing: Advice from 7 Successful Freelancers on Everything from Marketing to Money

I’m so excited I could pop! Remember when I got the contract to write a book for the trade publisher this past December? Well, the book is finally available for pre-order on Amazon (delivery: Sept 2nd).

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One New Freelance Writer Shares How She Stays Motivated When Looking for Jobs

The following is a guest post by Amelia Knott.

Looking for writing jobs can be a huge struggle, something that continues for weeks and months with little in the way of encouragement. If you are trying to start your freelance career, finding that one client to start you off can be downright painful. There are lots of things to cover every day to apply to and find work, and you may have to do this for the rest of your career if you don’t pick up regular clients.

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