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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

Posted in Entrepreneur, People I Know, Writer Tagged with:

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

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Handling Criticism and Naysayers as a Freelancer

Here are five steps to handle the criticism spewed from the naysayers in your life.

Posted in Freelance Life

10 Big Mistakes You Might Be Making in Your Freelancing Career

This post was originally for my column, “Freelance by Lauren,” on the now defunct DIY Writing: A Writer’s Bucket List. Freelance writers making mistakes? Is that even possible? If you think I’m talking about grammatical errors and typos, you’re wrong.

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[AUDIO] Why You Shouldn’t Place Articles for Your Clients

It only takes three minutes to hear why placing articles for clients is super shady.

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Writers Don’t NEED College (Plus 5 Reasons to Love Online Classes)

Why freelance writers don’t need college, but SHOULD try online classes!

Posted in Freelance Life
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