How To Raise Your Freelance Writing Fees

August 18, 2014

As you continue to get freelance writing jobs there comes a time when you want to know how to raise your freelance writing fees. Sometimes the decision to raise you rates comes when you realize you originally set your fees too low to cover your expenses. This happens fairly often. Writers find out about this [...]

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Freelance Writing Job Interview Success

August 14, 2014

Writing job interview success is key to a successful freelance career. In fact, you’ll experience being interviewed for jobs more than almost any other career path. Which means you’ll only get better at handling being interviewed as time goes on. Most of the time you’ll be interviewed over the phone as a result of your [...]

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How To Keep Getting Freelance Writing Jobs

August 13, 2014

Once you get your first freelance writing job, the trick becomes getting freelance writing jobs over and over again for the length of your writing career. There are several things that, if you get them in place now will serve you for many years. Your professional website I scored early in the game and built [...]

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How To Find Your First Paid Freelance Writing Job

August 11, 2014

Looking for you first paid freelance writing job? There are all sorts of ways to land that initial check. Although many writers start writing for free, you can actually get paid right at the beginning. If, however,  you have been writing for free, use those credits to find a paying gig. Here are my top 5 suggestions [...]

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When They Say Your Freelance Writing Fees Are Too Expensive

August 1, 2014

What do you do when someone tells you your freelance writing fees are too expensive? This is the perfect time to remember that it’s not about you, that you shouldn’t take this statement to be about your worth as a person or as a writer. A potential client’s unwillingness or inability to pay your quoted price [...]

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Ampersands, Asterisks, and Hash Signs: Oh My!

July 29, 2014

By Allison VanNest of Freelance writers often work on a wide variety of projects for varying audiences, from casual content marketing pieces to formal business plans. Sometimes, this means dealing with conflicting style guides (or no style guide at all). This can be especially tricky with typographical symbols (e.g., &, *, or #) that are common [...]

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Those Pesky Freelance Writing Deadlines

July 24, 2014

I’m up against three writing deadlines! There’s this one, a self-imposed deadline to get an article and a newsletter out for this blog on most Thursdays. Since it’s not quite 9 am where I am it looks like I’ll make this one. I started writing this morning at about 7:30 and finished one of two [...]

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Organizing Your Freelance Writing Job Search

July 22, 2014

If you organize your freelance writing job search you’ll know what sort of followup, if any, you need to do. The first step in organizing your freelance writing job search is knowing what kind of gigs you’re looking for.  It’s simply not enough to say you’re looking for any sort of writing job – you [...]

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I Don’t Want To Write On Fridays!

July 17, 2014

Do you ever hear yourself saying “I don’t want to write on Fridays”? Or maybe it’s some other day of the week you don’t want to write. It might even be “I don’t want to write weekends!” What if you said “I don’t want to write at all for a whole week!”? Or maybe, (gasp) [...]

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15 – Freelance Writing Business Problems – Are You Working With Or For Your Writing Clients?

July 17, 2014

Are you working with or for your writing clients? Think about that for a moment or two. There’s an important difference. When you have a regular job, even if it’s a dream job and you’re writing full time for an organization you love and with ample pay, you are working for that employer as an employee. Generally there’s a [...]

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