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How to ALWAYS Avoid Freelance, Work-from-Home Scams Online: 4 Things to Look For

I’d hate to be an aspiring freelancer today; NOT because there aren’t a plethora of opportunities, mind you. In fact, there are so many honest ways to make money from home that it truly boggles the mind, as this post illustrates….

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15 Types of Digital Freelance Writing Jobs: They’re “Hot” and They Pay Well

The digital age has created opportunities for freelance writers that haven’t been seen for online entrepreneurs in a long time. In my opinion, it’s because every new tech change that comes down the pike needs to be explained, tested, tweaked, and/or merged with other services….

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Are You REALLY Ready for Freelance Writing Success in 2018?

I’ve been freelancing since 1993; full-time since 2007. Through the comments on posts, social media outreach and emails over the years, I’ve learned that the number one thing that keeps many from starting a freelance writing career is fear….

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Setting Your Freelance Writing Goals: The #1 Thing to Keep in Mind

About a week ago, I received an email from a very successful freelance writer who was considering expanding their biz. They asked if I thought it was a good idea. Note: They told me the idea, but to protect privacy I won’t state it here….

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Freelance Writers: How to Avoid PayPal Scams & Other Online Schemes Devised to Steal Your Money

If you’re a freelance writer, you likely have a lot going on in your PayPal — and other online money accounts. As hard as you work for your money, there are those working equally hard to steal it from you. Don’t let them! These 5 tips will keep your money safe from online scammers, schemers and thieves. …

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Freelance Writers: How to Live/Work Full-Time from the Caribbean (Yes, It’s Possible!)

If you’re a regular reader, you know that I’m American, but have been living and working full-time from the Caribbean (Jamaica) since 2014. I can’t tell you how many hours I spend in bars or on the beach explaining to people who are on vacation how and why I did it. …

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2018 Freelance Writing Goals: Why This Should Be Your Most Ambitious Year Yet!

Do you set freelance writing goals each year? If not, you should. Doing it can literally be the key to success or failure as a freelancer. Over the last seven years, I’ve set goals five times, ie: 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The two years I didn’t set them (2013 and 2014), I don’t feel that I was as productive….

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2018 Freelance Writing Goals: How to Set Yours & Meet Them Every Year

Now that all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are done, the holidays are REALLY here. Wow, another year gone almost. What will 2018 bring? I’m still working on my freelance writing goals for this year, which was quite the list, let me tell ya!…

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Freelance Writers: 6 Reasons to Become a Pinterest VA (Hint: It Pays Well!)

In freelance writing, there are going to be dry spells; it’s just the nature of the industry. But they don’t have to be long, and they don’t have to be frequent – if you market consistently. However, there’s another way to mitigate freelance writing dry spells – and that’s diversifying your income streams. If you’ve hung around this blog for any amount of time, you know I preach this ad nauseam….

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5 Tax Tips for Freelance Writers & Bloggers That Can Save Thousands

The following is a guest post.

We’re almost at the end of the physical and fiscal year. Thankfully, for accounting purposes, the last couple of weeks in December are a bit slower than normal in the freelance world. Clients take a couple of weeks off and we get time to spend with our families. So, it’s the perfect time to discuss some tax tips for freelance writers — things you should be doing now that can save you a lot of money come tax time. …

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Freelance Contracts: Non-Competes, NDAs & Work-For-Hire Agreements — What You Need to Know

The following is a guest post.

Freelance contracts — not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think of freelancing is it? I mean, who wants to focus on legalese when there’s the freedom and flexibility to set your own schedule to look forward to; and no longer having to worry about a dress code or office politics. However ……

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SSL Certificate & Google: What Every Blog Owner Needs to Know

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you probably know that all hell is going to break loose on the internet on October 1st. What do I mean? In short, getting an SSL Certificate….

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