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Are You Really Worth More Than Content Mills?

As tempting as it may be for new freelance writers to sell their souls writing to the rampant content mills floating around the internet, I’m of the opinion that it’s best for writers to simply ignore these sites altogether. It’s exciting to begin with of course – you see your first article sold to a…

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How to Trigger Your Writing Creativity at Will

A deadline’s approaching. There’s a ton of work to complete. There are ideas to come of up with and guest posts to write… but your writing creativity seems to have deserted you. You’ve tried to lure it back by applying the standard advice about fueling your creativity. You’ve even gone as far as to create…

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How to Start a Freelance Writing Career… Alongside a Day Job

Starting any new business venture is hard work. Add a day job to the equation and you’re looking at a few sleepless nights and some busy weekends. If you want to start a freelance writing career, it does take hard work but it’s not rocket science. You can build a profitable freelance writing business without…

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The 9-Point Checklist for Writing a Winning Blog Post

I get up early. I’ll write many blog posts today but this one is special – worth getting up early for. (I’m a night owl.) The clocks have gone back and it’s light outside. I drag myself to the kettle, stare at it gormlessly while it boils and fix myself some coffee. I’ve been starting…

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How Freelance Writers Can Use Twitter to Find New Clients

If you’re on Twitter and not using it to further your freelance writing career, you could be missing out on a powerful and efficient marketing tool. The publications and companies you want to write for have Twitter accounts, and many potential clients are surprisingly responsive and open on this social platform. Here’s how freelance writers…

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Want a Paid Writing Gig? Write for Freelance Writers Online!

Guest posting is an opportunity to get your name out there as a freelance writer, a blogger (or even as a pioneer if you like). It can introduce you to a whole new audience that would never otherwise know you exist and, if done correctly, can propel you from ‘unknown writer’ to ‘top influencer in…

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Freelance Writing On a Budget

During your first year as a freelance writer, keeping your overheads low can be the difference between “I’ll never actually make any money as a freelancer” and “I can do this”. You’ve probably heard that you have to spend money to make money. It’s an old adage – and an outdated one. It comes from…

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How to Become a Writer (No, Really)

If you want to become a writer: dream big, make a plan and visualise.  But then let it be. Appreciate what you have now. Because guess what “arriving” as a freelance writer feels like? Yep – it feels pretty similar to what you’re feeling like right now. This is what it takes to become a writer… Among…

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Top 5 TED Talks for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

After the popularity of the post, 5 TED Talks for Writing Inspiration, this week I’ve been doing some more watching, sifting and compiling. Among all those inspirational and educational TED talks, I’ve selected the ones that speak most to freelancers and entrepreneurs either starting out, or already on, the journey towards independent success in their careers. So,…

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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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