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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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How Bad Weather Can Hurt Your Freelance Writing Business & What to Do About It

Have things been a little slow for you as a freelance writer? Have you been scratching your head wondering, “What’s going on? Things are definitely off.” Well, have you ever thought it could be weather related? Yes, bad weather can have an effect on your freelance writing business — a big one.  …

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Adding Virtual Assistant Services to Your Freelance Writing Biz: Smart, or Not?

A couple of decades ago when I was completing my bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, I faced the question time and time again, “What are you going to do when you graduate?” I was quite worried until I stopped to talk to one of my professors one day, and he gave me a pep talk I’ll never forget….

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Freelance Business Advice: How to Hire Really Competent Freelancers to Help You Grow Your Biz for Just $5 – Really!

I posted the following link on my SEO writing company’s Facebook page: The Frugal Content Marketer’s Secret Weapon. One freelancer commented, asking, “Is that $5 per hour? Why would such talented folks work so cheaply?”…

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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 as follows….

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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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