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Writing Portfolio Management 101

As a freelance writer, one of the most important tools you have for soliciting new clients is your portfolio. Your writing portfolio shows your skill and range as a writer and should feature your...
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What Does a Copywriter Do?

Copywriting is an extremely common job for freelance writers, but what exactly is it? In a broad sense, copywriters write copy, or text. The one thread that runs through the content that copywriters produce...
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Dealing with Freelance Writing Dry Spells

No matter how long and how successfully you have been freelance writing, it’s possible to see the assignments stop rolling in. Freelancing dry spells happen even to the best writers out there. Unfortunately, they...
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Starting a Freelance Writing Business After Retirement

For many people, retirement doesn’t mean sitting around and watching the paint dry. It often means launching a second career and doing things that they love. If you’ve dreamt of being a writer throughout...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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Picking Profitable Writing Niches

Are you looking for a way to make the most of your freelance writing income? If so, then writing for a profitable niche could be the answer for you. Niche writing has a lot...
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“Can I Get Hired to Write Poetry?” What to Expect with Freelancing Writing

Freelance writing can easily sound like anyone’s dream job at first glance. With flexible hours, creative flexibility, and the ability to work from anywhere, who wouldn’t want to be a freelance writer? Of course,...