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Freelance Medical Writing: Is This Niche Right for You?

When you start out as a freelance writer, you might take a wide variety of writing jobs to get a feel for the work and discover which subjects you truly enjoy writing about. As...
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How to Beat Freelance Writer Burnout

It happens to every writer eventually. Even though you know you still love to write, and even though you know that your livelihood depends on you writing, you just can’t bring yourself to tap...
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Are You Taking Too Many Freelance Writing Clients?

When you first embark on your new career as a freelancer, your primary concern isn’t likely to be whether you have too many clients—if anything, it’s more likely to be the opposite! Once you’ve...
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Choosing the Right Magazine to Query

Have you ever read a riveting article in the Smithsonian, National Geographic, or Health and thought, “I could do this.”? Welcome to the wonderful world of magazine markets, where the competition is fierce, but...
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Self-Employment Taxes: Your Questions Answered

If you have a traditional job, where you are an employee who works for an employer and receives a regular paycheck, filing your yearly taxes is generally straightforward. When you begin working as a...
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How to Buy Medical Insurance as a Freelancer

Medical insurance isn’t an optional business expense, but as a freelance writer, trying to figure out how to find it, buy it, and pay for it can feel overwhelming. The good news is that...
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Home for the Holidays: Fitting Freelancing into Your Seasonal Schedule

Freelance writers tend to approach the holidays with a sense of uncertainty. During this time of year, editors are M.I.A., clients can dry up, and family matters demand your attention when you really should...
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Supermom Side Hustles: Flexible (and Legit) Gigs for Busy Moms

Are you ready to flex your supermom muscle and become a work-at-home mom? There are a lot of different side hustles that working mothers can pursue, including everything from pet sitting to photography to...
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Insurance, Retirement Savings, and Sick Days: What Freelance Writers Need to Know

When you have a full-time job, you can usually expect to enjoy a number of important benefits. For instance, you can opt to receive health insurance through your job, you can set aside money...
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What Science Says About Enhancing Your Productivity

One thing that attracts many people to freelance writing is that it allows you to work from home. Whether you want a work-from-home job so you have more time for your family or you’re...