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What My Driving Instructor Taught Me About Being a Freelance Writer

A thought occurred to me the other day and then almost immediately I came across a blog post exploring the very analogy I had stumbled across in my own mind. (This happens a lot.) I like to think Why Freelancing is Like Learning to Drive Stick Shift is kind of like the US equivalent to…

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How to be the Best Damn Press Release Writer in the Business

When you think about freelance writing online, you often think about writing blog posts. Perhaps writing web pages too. While that makes up a lot of freelance writers’ work in the online world, press release writing is something that has personally been a nice little earner for me. Creating an effective press release for a client’s new…

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The Glamorous World of Travel Writing

Travel writing is a dream job for many, and contrary to popular belief it’s a niche that has a lot more scope for freelance writers online than you might think. There’s this whole preconception that travel writing work is extremely hard to come by, when actually there are opportunities everywhere. Thousands of travel websites are screaming…

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3 Blog Posts That Will Help You Get More Done (Mainly By Doing Less)

How often do you wish you could get more done in any one day? How often do you race against the clock to meet a deadline, or simply feel overwhelmed by your day-to-day tasks? First off, read this. Suitably chilled out about the whole thing and ready to get to work? Great. So how do…

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The Only Tip You’ll Ever Need to Become a Successful Freelance Writer

Employing the AIDA formula into your writing is the one copywriting tip you’ll really need to ‘get’ in order to survive as a successful freelance writer online. But what exactly is the AIDA formula and why is it so important? How do you effectively employ it within your writing and when should it be used?…

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What to do When… Clients Won’t Let You Use Work for Your Writing Portfolio

A short post this week to address an issue raised by one of my students recently. It was a good question, and it instantly gave me the sense that others may be stuck on the same thing as they begin building their freelance writing portfolios… The question: “I’ve just started out as a freelance writer and followed the…

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Are You Betting Your Whole Life for a Phony Future?

“The most dangerous risk of all: The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later…” Depressing or inspiring? You decide: If you can write, click on the link below to change your working life forever: www.udemy.com/become-a-freelance-writer-online-and-quit-day-job/?couponCode=FWO47  If you’re looking to escape…

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How I Went from Full-Time Worker to Full-Time Writer Online

It was the last day of August, 2012. She stands on the train. She always stands. Even if there’s room to sit, she stands. Why? Because she sits down all day. All day. But this day is different. This is the last time she will be crammed onto a commuter train heading for a steel…

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11 Sites Bloggers Can Get Amazing Creative Commons Images… for Free

As a freelance writer online, it’s not enough to research, plan and write amazing blog posts for your clients (or your own blog readers). You’re also expected to search for quality, royalty-free images to go with your posts. If finding the perfect images (you can legally use) has become the bane of your freelance writing life, here…

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How to Simplify Your Freelance Writing Work Day

Or: How to Work (and Play) Stress-Free Every Day… Certain realities kick in after the initial stages of making regular money from freelance writing start to wane. Suddenly, you’ve got everything you worked so hard for: You’re making your living as a freelance writer online. Perhaps you’ve even quit your day job and are supporting…

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