Should You Refuse a Red Flag Writing Client? Maybe Not!

September 8, 2016

In an article written years ago I suggested that you should refuse what I call a red flag writing client. I may have been wrong. I was listening to business coach Mark Boresma when a freelance editor friend of mine on the same mastermind call asked how she could protect herself when a client she had hoped to […]

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Freelance Writers, Do You Struggle to Have Enough Income?

September 6, 2016

Judging the the results of my ongoing survey, many freelance writers struggle to have enough income. If that’s you, know you’re not alone. In my experience, writers who struggle to have enough income fall largely into two camps. The first are experienced writers who are having what they know is a temporary setback. The second […]

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Too Good to Be True – A Freelance Writing Job Scam

September 1, 2016

It started innocuously enough. An email message that at first glance came from Indeed that said someone was interested in my resume. I was given a choice to accept or decline contact. The work outlined read thusly: Our writers are responsible for taking article concepts and creating engaging, relatable content that will be posted to our […]

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When The Wheels Fall Off Your Freelance Writing Marketing Plan

August 30, 2016

You may be slow to recognize when the wheels fall off your freelance writing marketing plan. If the plan was a good one, the work coming in will start to slow gradually. Suddenly you’ll realize something’s gone wrong and it may take a while for you to realize exactly what’s happened. It’s easy to panic, but […]

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How Freelance Writers Can Make More Money by Tracking Every Lead

August 25, 2016

Tracking every lead sounds like a lot of work, particularly over the working life of a freelance writer. Besides it also sounds boring, at least to me. And I know I’m not alone. It’s really a matter of developing systems that will let you accomplish more than you ever dreamed, including solid lead tracking. Why […]

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8 Tips for Finding the Freelance Writing Jobs You Want

August 23, 2016

Finding the freelance writing jobs you want – that was the theme of several of responses to the two question survey (it’s still open if you’d like to take it) I ran recently. While there are certainly lots of ways to market yourself and your writing, here’s an approach I’ve found particularly effective. 1 – Loosely define […]

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Why Freelancers Should Become Swimmers

August 18, 2016

Anne’s admission – I love to swim, and when Conner proposed this article I thought ‘why not?’ Of course, we’re smack dab in the middle of the summer Olympics – and so I pander a bit. Why swim or at least take a dip now and then?  Working from home or being a freelancer sounds […]

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Why I Won’t Allow Links to Sites That Sell Essays and Papers or Write Them Either

August 16, 2016

I believe students should write their own essays and papers! I won’t allow links to sites that offer to write any sort of paper for students. And you can’t hire me to write them either. This came up yesterday when Antonio Tooley sent me a link to Dark Side of Higher Education: Essay Writing Services and […]

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The Ultimate Freelancer’s Guidebook – Interview With the Author

August 11, 2016

Awhile back I was asked to contribute to the upcoming book, The Ultimate Freelancer’s Guidebook, by the author/compiler, Yuwanda Black. You may recognize her as the founder of Inkwell Editorial. When she let me know the book is about to be published I quickly setup an interview with her – online via email. Here are […]

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Asking for Help – A Success Secret for Freelance Writers

August 9, 2016

I don’t know about you, but I’m not always comfortable asking for help. Although I’ve gotten better at it, there’s something in me that still thinks I ought to do it alone, or that I ought to already know how to do whatever it is. I don’t know where I got this idea – sometimes […]

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