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Aspiring Authors: How to Write a Book While Freelancing Full-Time

Besides the fact that they are all famous authors, what do Bram Stoker, Lewis Carroll, and Franz Kafka have in common? Answer: They all held down day jobs while writing on the side. Few...
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Faith-Based Freelancing 101

Much of the advice that is available to new freelance writers is geared towards secular writing. However, faith-based freelance writing is a large and profitable marketplace. If you are interested in breaking into the...
How Twitter Can Help Your Freelancing Career

How Twitter Can Help Your Freelancing Career

Social media isn’t just a service you should offer to your clients. It also holds some valuable tools to help you build your freelance writing career. Perhaps no social platform is as powerful for...
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What Is a Content Mill, and Should I Work for One?

If you’ve worked as a freelance writer, you’ve probably heard the term “content mill” before. However, you might not be sure what a content mill is—and whether it’s a good idea to work for...
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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...
What does a copywriter do?

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,...