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How to Define Your Job as a Freelance Writer

  When I first launched LittleZotz Writing, I would frequently get e-mails from visitors asking if I could design their website, create a flyer in Photoshop, or “whip up some background art” for their landing page. While I was flattered that those

Posted in Freelance Life

How to Juggle Multiple Clients Without Dropping Them

This post was originally for my column, “Freelance by Lauren,” on the now defunct DIY Writing: A Writer’s Bucket List. As freelancers, and presumably people who have had at least one nagging (caring) parent, we’ve all heard the warning about

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People I Know: Anthony Dejolde

Anthony Dejolde is becoming one of the most in-demand Filipino writers for hire! Check out how he got his start and what’s next for this genuinely nice guy. How I Know Anthony Anthony Dejolde is one of my success stories!

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4 Reasons Cheap Freelance Clients Aren’t Worth Your Time (Even if You’re Desperate for Cash!)

This post was originally for my column, “Freelance by Lauren,” on the now defunct DIY Writing: A Writer’s Bucket List. Last month, I made a horrible mistake. Freelance writing has been my sole source of income for several years now. Not

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[AUDIO] Valerie Bordeau on the Importance of Writing Communities

Valerie Bordeau of the Freelance Writers Academy shares why writing communities are so important.

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How NOT to Die of Boredom on a Dull Freelancing Gig

This post was originally for my column, “Freelance by Lauren,” on the now defunct DIY Writing: A Writer’s Bucket List. “…being bored is like being slowly boiled alive. It seems tolerable at first, but every day it gets more and

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People I Know: Tor Refsland

Tor Refsland helps online entrepreneurs network with influencers and position their brand so they can attract the right clients fast. Want to skyrocket your blog? Get his free course How To Blog Outreach Like A Boss . But he only

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Nurture Relationships for the Best Client Referrals

This post was originally for my column, “Freelance by Lauren,” on the now defunct DIY Writing: A Writer’s Bucket List. Client/freelancer relationships, like most relationships, are complicated. They’re never as cut-and-dry as our contracts make them out to be, because

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[AUDIO] The Pros and Cons of Content Mills

In this 5 minute episode, you’ll learn: The three best things about content mills. The three worst things about content mills. Why there’s no shame in starting out in a mill. Why you should ultimately leave. *** Special thanks to

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How to Set Professional Boundaries with Freelance Clients

This post was originally for my column, “Freelance by Lauren,” on the now defunct DIY Writing: A Writer’s Bucket List. Most of us know the importance and inherent value of personal boundaries. We know that it’s “weird” to lean in

Posted in Freelance by Lauren
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