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How to Be a More Effective Interviewer

If you want to be a professional freelance writer, one of the most valuable skills you can acquire is becoming a better interviewer. Whether you want to conduct interviews for publication, for quotes for...
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What It Takes to Be a Successful Finance Writer

Although many freelance writers start out their careers as generalists, most eventually focus in on a niche area. Writing in a niche makes is easier to search for jobs, since it limits the types...
Freelance writer reviewing her eBook on a Kindle.

Tips for Writing Your First eBook

It’s easy to see why businesses want to be able to offer eBooks to their customers. Having the ability to offer an exclusive downloadable feature is a terrific way to engage customers and reward...
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Taking the Plunge: Are You Ready to Freelance Full-Time?

Many freelance writers follow a similar path. They dip their toes into freelancing as a side hustle, and then slowly but surely build up a client base. After working this way for a while,...
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Why Freelance Writers Need to Be Lifelong Learners

If you are the type of person who is always searching for answers to questions and looking for new books to read and podcasts to follow, then freelance writing may be the career for...

How to Become a Freelance Sports Writer

If you love writing as much as you love sports, freelance sports writing could be the perfect career choice for you. Fortunately, becoming an independent sports writer has never been more accessible to more...
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The Ins and Outs of Freelance Writing

Do you want to launch a career as a freelance writer? The demand for freelance writers is always there. After all, content is essential for helping businesses connect with their customers. Many people have...
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I’m a Beginner—How Can I Get My First Freelance Writing Job?

Anyone can call themselves a freelance writer, but the declaration doesn’t mean much if you aren’t able to land a paid writing gig. For beginners, this is often a daunting task. Where do you...
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The Freelancer’s Guide to Keeping Financial Records

You got into freelance writing for the writing, no doubt, but there’s a wake-up call that nearly every freelancer faces eventually: You also have to be something of an accountant to keep your business...
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Turning a One-Off Freelance Writing Client into a Steady Customer

Part of building your career in freelance writing is finding the clients who will pay you to write. Starting out, you may wonder how so many freelance writers sustain a steady income. After all,...