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4 Things I’d Do Differently if I Were Starting a Freelance Writing Career Today

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you know that I’ve been freelancing since 1993; full-time since 2007. Many things have changed over the years, of course, which got me to thinking, “What would I do differently if I were just starting out today than I did when I first started?” …

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Ebook Theft: 12 Things You Can Do to Stop Someone from Copying and Selling Your Ebook

I’ve been writing and selling ebooks online since 2002. To date, I’ve written almost 100 (fiction and non-fiction). Since then, self-publishing has become a lot more popular, especially with outlets like Amazon making it so easy. Hence, ebook theft is a constant concern for writers and other content producers (eg, graphic designers, photographers, etc.)….

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How to Become a Freelance Writer with Absolutely NO Experience

This post was written in January, which I thought was an ideal time to discuss what you need to do to become a freelance writer — a highly successful one. Why? Because this is the time of year when many set new goals, eg, lose weight, quit smoking, learn a new language … and start a business….

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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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Earning $10,000/Mo in Affiliate Marketing: 10 Things I Learned during My Year-Long Quest

I’ve been dibbling and dabbling in affiliate marketing since 2008. And I’ve done ok for not knowing squat; just being honest. Proof? One month, I earned $900 in one day. I won’t say that was when the bug hit me, but I definitely thought, “Hmmm, there’s something to this affiliate marketing thing. Maybe I can earn $10k/month from home doing this.”…

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How to Make Money in Self-Publishing in 2018: 7 Tips from a Self-Published Author of Almost 100 Books

Sometimes when you blog, it can feel like you’re blogging into ether because it seems like no one is listening. My blog has never gotten a lot of comments, but every couple of weeks, I’ll get an email that will just blow me away. It reminds me that there are some listeners are there; that people are not only listening, but actively taking the advice and using it to change their lives….

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How to Earn $100,000+/Year as a Freelance Writer: 3 Tips from a 6-Figure Freelancer

A Word from the Publisher: The following is a guest post from frequent contributor — and six-figure freelancer — Laura Pennington. I just want to ditto everything she says in this post. I freelanced “by the seat of my pants” for years before systemizing my business. Once I did, my earnings skyrocketed. And when I transitioned to writing mostly for myself (as opposed to clients), I planned that too….

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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 Writing Job Leads for the Week of December 18, 2017

Even though Christmas is exactly one week away, there is still work to be done, as today’s list of freelance writing jobs highlights. So even if you only respond to one or two listings per day, whatever you do, don’t stop marketing….

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Freelance Writers: 4 Reasons I’m Glad I Embraced Cheap Writing Gigs Early in My Career

Any time you talk about becoming a freelance writer or freelance writing in general, if you want to start an “argument,” bring rate into the conversation. It gets heart rates up like no other aspect of this career. And boy, it can get ugly!…

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Freelance Writing Job Leads for the Week of December 11, 2017

I know it’s the holiday season, but there is still work to be done. And really, right now is a good time to be marketing for writing gigs because a lot of freelancers are in holiday mode….

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