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Blogging VS. Freelance Blogging

There’s only a one-word difference between the two, but it makes all the difference… In my time as the Associate Editor and Community Manager over at Be A Freelance Blogger, I’ve noticed that a great many people don’t know the

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People I Know: Alicia Rades

Alicia Rades is a freelance blogger and young adult novelist. She’s running her own business, going to college, and writing fiction on the side. Curious how she does it? Read on! How I Know Alicia As the Associate Editor and

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People I Know: Mark Ceb

Mark Ceb is a part-time freelance illustrator and YouTube content creator. For the latter, he writes essays — thoughtful analyses of modern culture and video games — and then records them as videos. (Technology-minded freelance writers/journalists/bloggers take note!). How I

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5 Things to Expect When You Become a Mentor

I started mentoring fellow writers looking to go freelance in 2013 and I’ve learned a lot since then!  Last month I shared five tips for people interested in hiring a mentor. But then I realized that some of you are past that

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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Mentor

Books and blogs are great, but you can’t ask them questions… So there you are: You’ve read all the books, you’ve skimmed all the blog posts, you’ve subscribed to all of the newsletters, and you’ve had long chats with your

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People I Know: Robert the Cat

This month, my featured interview is one of the most important males in my life: Robert the Cat. He’s a freelance consultant specializing in food eating, proper litterbox use, and general rumpusing.  How I Know Robert I met Robert in

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10 Common Invoicing Mistakes Made By Freelance Writers

The difference between being a freelance writer and writing as a hobbyist? Getting paid. Why is it that so many freelancers – writers or otherwise! – have such a hard time getting themselves paid? My rates are stupidly “reasonable” (AKA:

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People I Know: Ashley Gainer

Ashley Gainer (recently Ashley Gainer Lankford) is a freelance writer, editor, and content manager. If you’re a part of any writing communities, you’ve probably seen her around. Now get to know her better! How I Know Ashley In February of

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30 Writing + Freelancing Questions from My Mailbag (Part 2)

This is part two of a two part series answering commonly-asked freelancing/writing/editing questions from my inbox. Hello again! Welcome back. Last time, I covered these 15 questions: “Is it really okay to e-mail someone as an ‘interview?’” “How do you

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