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Freelance Writers: 7 Things You Can Do During Slow Times to Increase Your Earnings

If you’re new to the editorial profession (eg, freelance writing), you may not be aware that it is a seasonal profession. The pattern usually evolves like this:…

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Want to Sell Your Freelance Business? Here’s What You Should Be Doing NOW to Get the Most Money For It

What prompted this post was a question I received from a fellow freelance writer recently. She wasn’t ready to sell her blog, but a colleague had gotten an offer, and she was thinking about what if some day she was. She wrote:…

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Should SEO Writers Specialize, or Is Being a Generalist Better?

Night before last, I received the following email from someone interested in the SEO Writing / Upwork Course e-class. Sometimes, when you’ve been doing something for so long, you assume that some things are automatically known by everyone. That’s why I thought this was a very good question that those unfamiliar with writing SEO content might not know….

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3 Ways to Start/Grow a Successful Online Business On Holiday Weekends

Americans have a long holiday weekend coming up; this coming Monday, May 29th, is Memorial Day. As a freelance writer, self-publisher, internet marketer and ecourse developer, I have a love/hate relationship with holidays….

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Freelance Writers: How to Transition from a FT Job to Freelancing Full Time — Without Impacting Your Income

Yes, it’s actually possible to make the leap from a full-time job to a full-time freelance career, and not have your income tank in the process….

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A Freelance Writer’s Life Abroad: Inside Peek at My Life as an American Living in Negril, Jamaica for a Year, Part XXX

I can’t believe I started writing this series in 2010. June will be 7 years, which makes the title of the post kinda incorrect. I’d only planned to update it for a year, but readers kept requesting more and more and more information….

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Who Should NOT Become a Freelance Writer: Does This Ring True for You?

A couple of days ago, I received an email from a gentleman inquiring about Inkwell Editorial’s SEO writing ecourse. I advised him against taking it. The reason I decided to do a post about this because I think a lot of people may have the same questions/concerns he did, and I wanted to provide a bit more insight than I did in my answer to him. He wrote:…

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Starting a Freelance Writing Biz from Scratch in 2017: A 7-Step Process That Works Every Time

Last week, I had the distinct pleasure of doing a podcast interview with Paul Buzan from Just Add Hustle, who describes his blog this way: “On this blog & podcast I interview brilliant copywriters, authors, publishers, and freelance writers who teach YOU how to make more money writing!

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Your Freelance Writing Rates: 3 Reasons the New Year Is the Perfect Time to Raise Them

One of the quickest, easiest ways to give yourself a raise as a freelance writer is to raise your rates. Many freelancers don’t think of it this way, because many of us are stuck in employee mode, where we wait for an “annual review” to come around and we go in, say all the right things, then get that 1 percent, 2 percent or OMG, 4 percent raise….

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Freelance Writers: 5 Tips on How to Beat Procrastination (at Least Most of the Time)

Have coffee, make bed, get dressed, answer email, check social media. Is it 11 a.m. already?! Jeez! Never is the value of time more evident than when you have your own freelance business. It is one of those resources that when wasted, you never get back….

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Freelance Writers: Is Your Niche to Narrow to Make a Living?

Back in mid-December, I received the following email from someone who’s thinking about taking his professional experience and turning it into a freelance writing career. He wrote:…

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A Freelance Writer with Over 20 Years of Experience Tells the Most Important Thing She’s Learned about NOT Giving Up

I started freelancing in 1993 and it’s taught me so much about life that I could write a book (hey, and I just might!). But that’s a story for another day. Lately, I’ve been hearing from some freelance writers who’ve been struggling. Many are frustrated and discouraged….

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