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How Can a Freelancer be Productive During Slow Periods?

When a slow period happens, you often don’t see it coming. Everything is going great, the money is flowing, and you’re swamped with projects. Then, without warning, your freelance project to-do-list is so empty that you can practically hear the crickets. Sound familiar? When a slow period happens to a freelancer they often don’t see it … Read more

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Do I Need to Be a Good Writer to Be a Freelance Writer?

What is writing? According to Wikipedia, writing is a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion through the inscription or recording of signs and symbols. If you can do this well, there are people who will pay you for it, since not everyone can or even wants to write. You'd think that being an excellent writer … Read more

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How Come I’m Not Landing Any Freelance Jobs?

You don't seem to get it. You went through the preliminary steps to get your freelance writing business off on the right foot. Many freelance writers fail within the first year. You set up a writer website and even guest posted to help build your portfolio. You scoured the net for freelance writing jobs and started pitching your little heart … Read more

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Can I Find High-Paying Work on Upwork? Part 1: An Interview with Six-Figure Freelancer Danny Margulies

In 2015 Elance and oDesk merged and relaunched as Upwork. Most freelancers who’ve been in this game for a while know of these platforms and/or have looked for freelance work on them. But, can you really make a living by taking gigs on this platform? For many seasoned freelancers, Upwork doesn't always yield high-paying work. But there are … Read more

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How Can I Maximize My Writing and Editing?

When you go to a business meeting, do you bring a paper notebook and pencil so you can take notes or write on handouts from the meeting? Do you retype the notes later? Are you a freelance editor who gets PDFs or Word docs that you have to print out, make handwritten editing changes, then scan? Sometimes typing on a computer isn't enough for a … Read more

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What are Some Popular Online Writing Niches?

You’ve discovered the wonderful world of writing and can’t wait to start earning a living from your works. There’s only one problem, you’re not quite sure what type of writing you want to pursue. Everyone says you should have a niche, and that you should write about topics that you enjoy writing about. Right? Everyone says you should have a … Read more

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How Can I Use Pinterest to Build My Personal Brand as a Freelancer?

As a freelance writer, it pays to have a strong personal brand to show potential clients that you know your stuff. You probably already have a LinkedIn profile, and you may also be active on Twitter and have a business Facebook page but there are other less obvious ways to use social media to demonstrate your credentials and expertise. As a … Read more

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How Can You Find Your Most Productive Hours as a Freelancer?

Being a freelancer isn’t easy. It’s true, you can set your own schedule, and that’s one of the greatest advantages of being a freelancer. But it’s also true that creating your own schedule and keeping it are some of the most challenging tasks around. You know what I’m talking about, right? Being a freelancer isn’t easy. Most people know when … Read more