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For Writers

Common Overhead Costs of a Freelance Writing Business

One of the great things about starting a freelance writing business is that the overhead costs are small compared to many other types of businesses. However, many writers start their businesses focused on getting...

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For Writers

Finding Trending Topics to Write About

One of the first questions you’ll hear when you tell people that you’re a freelance writer is “What do you write about?” No matter what your specific writing niche is, you will probably make...

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For Employers

How to Craft the Perfect Job Ad

If you’re on the hunt for a content writer, one of the most effective ways to find the right one is to run a good job ad. If you haven’t written such an ad...

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For Writers

How to Set Rates as a Freelance Writer

Ask any freelance writer what the toughest part of their job is, and they are likely to all give the same answer: setting their rates. It’s hard to know exactly what you should charge...

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For Writers

The Writers Work Guide to Beating Writers Block

Whether you’re new to the field of freelance writing or are an old pro who’s been doing it for years, it’s likely that you’ll be struck by writer’s block from time to time. The...

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For Writers

A Look at the Difference Between Freelancers and Interns

There are a few different employment categories to sort through as you enter the world of freelancing, and sometimes, the lines between them can become blurred. An employer or client may post a job...

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For Writers

What Not to Include in a Pitch

When you read through a magazine, you might imagine that the articles in it were written by full-time writers who do nothing other than research and churn out new content each day. However, many...

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For Employers

How to Find a Freelance Writer for Your Tech Business

If you run a tech company, the last thing you have time to do is write—but you need content to keep your company visible and viable. From blog posts to white papers, writing should...

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For Writers

Computer Vision Syndrome: What Every Writer Needs to Know

There is one part of being a freelance writer that is hard to get away from, no matter what kind of writing you do, and that is spending long hours staring at a computer...

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For Writers

Missing Deadlines: How to Avoid It and What to Do When it Happens

No freelance writer ever wants to miss a deadline, but eventually, almost everyone will be faced with a situation in which he or she simply can’t get the project completed in time. Building up...