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

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I’m an American freelance writer, but I currently live and work from Jamaica. I have a studio apartment with a balcony from which I have 270-degree views of the ocean. …

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Write Fast! How One Freelance Writer Tripled Her Writing & Editing Speed, and You Can Too

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

As any freelance writer knows, time is money. Although over time you will raise your rates and bring on clients who are more in line with better pay, you always need to be mindful of the time you spend writing. …

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How to Make Money Writing Romance: 2nd Edition (2016)

Author Note: A lot has changed in self-publishing since the first version of this ebook was written in 2014. Hence, this second (2016) version.

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Freelance Writers: 3 Perfectly Legitimate Reasons to File a Tax Extension

Traditionally, today is tax day for Americans. And if you’re a freelance writer, you’re either: …

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Freelance Writers: Do You Need Liability Insurance? Here’s How to Tell

Yesterday, I sent over the last chapters of the book on freelancing with my editor’s changes incorporated (big sigh of relief). One of the things covered in this upcoming publication is whether or not to incorporate, which led to a discussion about liability insurance for freelancers. …

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Becoming a Freelance Writer: How to Smoothly Transition from a Full-time Job — An In-Depth Discussion

About a week and a half ago, I received the following email from an aspiring freelance writer. …

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