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10 Hidden Markets Where Freelance Writers Can Earn More

Despite the gazillions of freelance writing opportunities online, the number of eager writers jockeying and bidding for them can make them seem few and far between. So where’s an eager new writer to look in order to start earning more as a freelance writer? The “hidden” market and niche writing opportunities A hidden market is…

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Freelance Writing Online and the Art of Letting Go

When it comes to freelance writing online, I’m all about hard work. I’m all about getting out there and taking massive action towards my goals. It’s great if you are too. What I’ve realised though is that all this striving and pushing – all this moulding and sculpting and wanting – has in fact created…

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Where to Find Freelance Writing Gigs Online: Updated for 2015!

There are plenty of good, quality freelance writing gigs online. You just have to know where to look and how to find them. It’s a popular topic too; a post on where to find freelance writing gigs online was one of the most popular on this blog in 2013. Yes, you read that correctly –…

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Find Your Work Style and Double Your Freelance Income

(This is a guest post by Pinar Tarhan.) Are you trying to figure out how you should start (or kick-start) your writing career? Should you freelance full-time? Is it better if you freelance alongside your day job until you get your foot in the door? Maybe you’d rather hold two types of freelance jobs… like…

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5 Crucial Things to Focus on as a New Freelance Writer

If you’re just starting out as a new freelance writer online (or maybe returning to the freelance world after a break) you may feel your lack of experience, contacts and recent clips is a serious drawback. The answer is to leverage what you have, while building what you need, and to do this you’ll need…

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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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