What’s Your Plan for Moving From Your Job to Freelance Writing?

July 26, 2016

Congratulations! You’re moving from your job to freelance writing! Maybe you’ve been planning this for a long time and have those darn ducks in order, or maybe you just got fired as happened to me. No matter, the transition is both thrilling and scary. These steps will make your life easier. Don’t panic! Easier said […]

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Have You Set Boundaries With Your Clients?

July 22, 2016

“If I hadn’t set boundaries with this client,” a forum member said, “I’d be working all through my vacation!” We all applauded because setting boundaries is one of the marks of a true professional writer. Some clients expect the moon There are some clients who seem to have no understanding that the freelance writer they hire […]

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What I Didn’t Know About Best Seller Lists

July 19, 2016

Even though I’ve had one book on a best seller list, (Autocad Method and Macros – I knew you’d be thrilled) which was, at one time, on some computer book best seller list, I never have understood them. I do know that most people who write books, including me, hope to be on a best seller […]

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4 Ways Freelance Writers Can Stop Giving Away Time

July 14, 2016

Are you giving away time? Do you even know the answer to this question? I ask, because in our recent survey, several writers asked one way or another about how to handle the time they give away. I’m talking about the time you spend on a client’s writing project that you don’t get paid for. […]

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Freelance Writing Job Categories

July 13, 2016

Freelance writing job categories are really in the eye of the beholder. They are fluid and over time evolve. For example, when I first started freelancing the ‘net didn’t exist. Writers were dependent on publications like Writer’s Market, both the annual and the magazine to learn the business and find leads. In fact, when I […]

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10 Hidden Rules of Freelance Writing

July 7, 2016

Do you know the hidden rules of freelance writing? Like most industries there are written rules and unwritten rules when it comes to writing. While these hidden or unwritten rules aren’t deliberately kept secret, they are less obvious, particularly for the person just getting started in freelance writing. Knowing the real rules or unwritten or hidden […]

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Stop Getting Ready – Write Rewrite and Market!

July 5, 2016

What are you doing right now? Okay, you’re reading this article. But why? Why aren’t you writing? Seriously. Oh don’t get me wrong. I love readers and actively court more. I don’t want to chase you away. But… you may want to look at why you’re reading this right now and not writing. Actually, I […]

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Intentionality is the Real Key to Freelance Writing Success

June 23, 2016

Intentionality is the key to freelance writing success. In fact, it’s the key to many good things in life. That sounds like a bold and perhaps woo-woo statement, doesn’t it? But I believe it to be true for me and for anyone who wants to have a successful freelance writing business. Or, come to think […]

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How Freelance Writers Can Handle Interruptions

June 21, 2016

“How can I handle interruptions?” was one of the top answers to the question, “What’s your biggest problem?” in a recent survey I did here. I was surprised, but only because I’d forgotten what it’s like to live and work in a household with kids, pets, and spouses. These days it’s just me and two […]

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The 6 Baby Steps to Successful Freelance Writing

June 16, 2016

Since none of us were born knowing how to run a freelance writing business it only makes since to learn and actually use the 6 Baby Steps to Successful Freelance Writing. Although you will find many things you can add to these steps, if you don’t get these done your writing career simply can’t take […]

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