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Why Instructions Can Make or Break Your Relationship with a New Freelance Writing Client

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

Getting the right instructions from your client at the outset of your relationship is essential for being able to work together not just on this project but well into the future. There are four primary reasons why instructions can make or break your relationship.

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Freelance Writers: Busy, but Broke? 4 Reasons Your Output Exceeds Your Income

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Brown Banks.

There’s no doubt about it. The thrill of a byline is intoxicating. In fact, for many, it’s like falling in love again and again. I remember the first time I went into a supermarket and saw my name and feature piece in a popular magazine on the display rack; I went nuts. I was hooked. That was more than a decade ago.

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Freelance Writers: Is Your Financial Future Secure? If Not, You Might Want to Do This

When I was writing The Ultimate Freelancer’s Guidebook — which is out today, by the way – I did a lot of research on many things, eg: healthcare, business plans, different business structures (S Corp, C Corp, etc.); working with clients; how to handle dry spells … and a whole lot more.

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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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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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What is Your Freelance Writing Sweet Spot & Why Finding It Can Exponentially Increase Your Income

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

New or established, more than likely, all freelance writers have heard the term “feast or famine.” …

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Freelance Writers: Here’s a Step-by-Step Plan to Follow with New Clients to Ensure Long-Term Success

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in more than four years of freelancing as a writer for clients, and hiring digital help for others, it’s the power of directions. Directions can make or break your relationship with a client and it’s so powerful to start off on the right foot for a few reasons:…

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Achieving Your Freelance Writing Dreams: One Thing That Can Make It Infinitely Easier

This summer, I’ve been busier than an ant at a Sunday picnic with ice cream dripping all over the place! I’m updating ebooks, launching a new internet marketing site, writing fiction, blogging — and doing client projects. …

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Declare Your Independence! 5 Ways to Increase Your Freelance Writing Income by Year’s End

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been publishing about a post per week. Depending on how long you’ve been a reader or subscriber, you might have noticed that I’ve fallen off the last couple of weeks – going about a week and a half between posts. That trend will continue throughout the summer. Why? …

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Your Freelance Writing Career: 7 Online Tools That Save Time and Increase Productivity & Income

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

Organization and sanity just don’t get enough credit these days. Look at any online entrepreneur and you might see the virtual equivalent of a chicken with its head cut off if that person doesn’t have systems in place and time management down pat. …

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The Small Biz Owner’s Complete Marketing Kit! A Complete How-to, Shoestring Marketing Guide for Entrepreneurs

Dear Aspiring Entrepreneurs:

Do you own a business? Are you thinking about starting one? Would you like to learn how to increase sales and generate leads — today? Is your marketing budget practically nonexistent?

Then The Small Biz Owner’s Complete Marketing Kit! A Complete How-to, Shoestring Marketing Kit, is for you. …

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