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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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What Canadian Freelancers Need to Know about Taxes

The freelance life brings freedom and independence, but there are still certain requirements you must fulfill. Since you are your own boss, you need to keep careful track of your income and expenses, and...
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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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Building a Business as a Part-Time Freelance Writer

If you are thinking about building a freelance writing business, there is no rule that says it has to be a full-time pursuit. You may be surprised at how many freelance writers have thriving...
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So, Your Client Didn’t Pay: What to Do Now

Freelancing is a great way to pay the bills, except when your clients don’t, well, pay their bills. Unfortunately, it is something that happens to nearly every freelance writer at some point: You work...
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FAQs about Increasing Your Rates as a Freelance Writer

Working as a freelance writer has a lot of advantages—you get to enjoy a flexible schedule, you can work from anywhere you’d like, and you get to set your own rates. However, that last...
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Health Insurance 101 for Freelance Writers

There are countless benefits to being your own boss, but one topic that sometimes gives freelance writers pause about being self-employed is health insurance. Not having access to health insurance through an employer is...
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Bookkeeping Tips for New Freelance Writers

Freelance writing is a unique career path, and as such, it can take some getting used to. One of the most significant adjustments you’ll need to make as a freelance writer is learning to...
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Know Your Worth! Freelance Rates 101

It’s one of the top questions new freelancers ask themselves: how much is my writing worth? While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, there are a few tips that can help as you determine the...