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20 Things That Happen in Your 30s that Didn’t Happen in Your 20s

I’ve been aged 31 for half a year now. I was 29 when I quit my job to become a freelance writer online. If you read last week’s post, you’ll know I’ve recently taken on a full-time role as a travel content writer alongside my freelance work. I said I’d never go back to full-time…

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Is This The End of Freelance Writers Online? (Hint: It’s Not)

I try not to read or watch the news too much. I have a limited intake of current affairs after a week-long experiment (inspired by Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Work Week) gradually turned into my normal way of life. I try not to be consumed by social media either, but some days, when I’m attending to it…

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How Identifying as a Minority Can Make You a Better Writer

By Tashara Mitchell  Occasionally as freelance writers we have to deal with writer’s block. During these periods when I have nothing new to write about, I try to get creative and write from different perspectives. This got me thinking… As a minority writer you can (and should!) use your unique perspective to your advantage to…

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All Words In This Blog Post Are Made Up Of Just 1 Syllable*

All the words in this blog post are made up of just one syllable. (*Well, all bar one. I’m sure you have the nous to spot it.) Why do this? Why, why, why write a blog post where all but one of the words are one syllable? (I did not say that one word could not…

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The Best WordPress Plugins for Blogging Freelance Writers

As a blogging freelance writer, have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder which WordPress plugins other bloggers are using?” Whether you want plugins to save you time or money – or just to make your site look cooler than it actually is – here are some of the best WordPress plugins for you to…

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How to Make REAL Money From Travel Blogging

If you’re interested in learning how to make real money from travel blogging, you’re in luck. After the success of my Amazon bestselling travel blogging eBook, I’ve gone one step further and created a comprehensive course about how to make good money with just a laptop and a passport. (Sometimes the passport isn’t even necessary…)…

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What to Do When You Can’t Pick a Freelance Writing Niche

By Karen Martínez As freelance writers, we often read about finding a niche. The pros tell us it’s a crucial part of success. Having a freelance writing niche, they say, can save you time when reaching out to clients. You’ll be recognized as an expert in your field. You can even charge more money. But…

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The 5 Commandments of Pitching for Freelance Writing Gigs

There’s a place for pitching for freelance writing gigs, and there’s a place for pitching to specific clients for regular work. As I say time and time again (and again in the Earn a Living as a Freelance Writer Online course), pitching for regular clients is usually how you become a full-time freelance writer. Individual…

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20 Doubt-Banishing Quotes for Writers (#17 Is THE Best Formula for Writers)

The life of a writer can be plagued with self-doubt and even loneliness. The following quotes for writers serve to quash these doubts and lift your spirits – today, tomorrow and whenever else you may need it. Whether you’re a freelance writer or a poet, by the time you’re done reading these quotes for writers…

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How to Banish Writer’s Block

By Erika Volk Writing for hours on end can be a wholly exhausting experience. Brain fog, distraction and feeling physically tired are just a few of the undesirable side effects of too much time in front of the keyboard. As all too many writers know, this inevitable leads to the dreaded writer’s block. As a freelance writer,…

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