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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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Freelance Writers: 4 Quick Things to Check before the Start of Every Busy Season

If you’ve been a freelance writer for any amount of time, you know that there tends to be a workflow cycle to the editorial industry. Right after Labor Day signals the beginning of the busy season. And like taking a long car trip, there are some tune-ups you should do before hitting the freelance writing highway….

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Writing Ebooks for a Living: 3 Things It Takes to Become a Full-Time Self-Published Author

Writing ebooks for a living seems like an impossible dream for many. But I’m here to tell you, it’s not. In 2010, I earned over half my annual income from ebooks I wrote and self-published. Even though I’d been self-publishing ebooks for almost a decade by then, I didn’t realize that I’d hit this milestone….

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How to Find Time to Make Money Blogging: Advice for New Affiliate Marketers

If you’re a freelance writer, you’re perfectly positioned to make money blogging by promoting affiliate products and services. If you’ve been a reader of this blog for awhile, you know that I’m a huge advocate of writers developing more than one income stream….

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Freelance Writing Job Leads for August 28, 2017

Labor Day, which traditionally signals the end of summer in the U.S. is next Monday, September 4th. The reason I bring this up is, although tons of freelance writing jobs are out there now, things will really start to pick up in the next couple of weeks. …

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Start a Freelance Writing Biz in “Real Time”: Look Over My Shoulder While I Do It

In February, I was featured in a podcast on JustAddHustle. Paul Buzan is the blogger behind this creative podcast, which he describes this way: “I interview brilliant copywriters, authors, publishers, and freelance writers who teach YOU how to make more money writing!”…

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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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15 Freelance Writing Job Leads for August 21, 2017

Just an observation about this week’s listings that I’m noticing more and more: long-form content is in high demand. This is good for a number of reasons, ie: …

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How to Land High-Paying Freelance Writing Jobs Using Job Boards: 7 Tips

I remember when I first started freelancing online heavily – around 2000 or 2001. Most of my writing gigs before then had come from my network via the legal publishing firm I worked for in New York for a decade. But in and around 2000, 2001, I started to hunt for gigs online regularly….

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Affiliate Marketing Advice for Newbies: 3 Money-Making Ideas for Your First Blog Post

As you may know if you’re a regular reader of this blog, one of the ways I’ve put my writing skills to use to make money online as a freelancer is by doing affiliate marketing.  I belong to a couple of Facebook groups to get answers to the never-ending questions that surface as an affiliate marketer….

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18 Freelance Writing Job Leads for August 7, 2017

Just an observation about this week’s listings — I’m seeing more gigs that pay by the word. Many freelance writing jobs — especially online writing jobs — tend to pay by the project/piece/post. You can earn more or less when gigs pay by the word, so be sure to do your calculations to make sure that the pay rate works for you….

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How to Become a Freelance SEO Writer: Free Ecourse

I just finished something I should have done a long time ago. What is it? Create a free course on how to become a freelance SEO writer. It’s finally ready for enrollment, but before we get to the particulars, let me back up a bit….

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