07 – How Freelance Writers Get Paid Upfront

June 4, 2014

Suppose you’re contacted by a potential writing client. He wants you to write a thousand word article on a topic that will require some research. He agrees to your $1 per word rate. Do you stop negotiating there? Successful freelance writers go a step further and get paid up front. Every time you agree to do [...]

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06 – How To Balance Your Freelance Writing Business With Your Writing

June 4, 2014

I talked with a writer yesterday who was struggling try to balance her freelance writing business side with the actual writing she was doing. “It seems I either do one or the other,” she explained. “It can take me hours to, for example, balance my checkbook or plan a marketing campaign and when I’m done I’m [...]

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05 – 20 Negotiation Tips for Freelance Writers

June 4, 2014

Does the idea of negotiating the rate you’ll be paid for a writing project scare you half to death? Can you feel the fear build in your stomach and chest? Would you almost rather than do anything than talk to a potential writing client about your fees? You’re not alone! I’ve been there and so [...]

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04 – Networking As A Marketing Tool For Freelance Writers

June 3, 2014

Networking as a marketing tool for freelance writers tends to have a lot of baggage. It’s not complicated, although to hear people talk about developing networking skills and the like, you might get the impression it’s some sort of esoteric marketing magic. It’s not. But it does work. At its most basic, networking is simply [...]

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5 Ways Freelance Writers Can Manage Money

June 2, 2014

Learning to manage money well is a key to freelance writing success. Unfortunately, many freelancers feel the I used to. I’d hear the words ‘manage your money’ or anything close and immediately I’d have mental images of huge spreadsheets, the IRS, and balancing checkbooks by hand, without a computer. When I finally faced that I [...]

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5 Ways to Get Your Freelance Writing Project Unstuck

May 30, 2014

I’ll bet this has happened to you. You’re assigned an article on, say, how to make widgets. It sounded great when you agreed to do it, but now, when it’s actually time to sit down and write it you discover you’re totally stuck. This just happened to me. I self-assigned myself to write about how [...]

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You Need Only 3 Things for Your Freelance Writing Business

May 29, 2014

Are you taking care of your freelance writing business? If you are, good for you – you still might find some helpful tips here. If you’re not, you’re not alone! I can’t tell you how often I hear writers all in a scramble over the business side of their writing. Here are some examples from [...]

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How to Earn a Living as a Freelance Writer

May 29, 2014

If you want to earn a living as a freelance writer, there are some questions you need to ask yourself and some things you need to do. It might be called getting the business side of your writing career together. Fortunately you don’t have to become a business maven, unless you want to. Learning the [...]

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How to Land More Freelance Writing Jobs as a Beginner

May 28, 2014

By Allison VanNest of Grammarly.com If you’re like many with dreams of becoming a writer, you’ve ventured into freelance writing because your 9-to-5 is unsatisfying and you’re looking for a career that is both prosperous and highly fulfilling. Freelance writing provides you with the opportunity to call the shots – and successful freelance writers are often able [...]

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The Business of Freelance Writing – What Does It Really Mean?

May 22, 2014

“You’re in the business of freelance writing” you keep hearing on this website and from others. Although it’s true, if you’re one of the many many freelance writers who no little or nothing about business, it can seem downright intimidating. But what does that really mean? Let me tell you a story The first time [...]

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