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What to Do When You’ve Lost Your Motivation to Blog

Are you “bored” with your blog? Here’s how you can get back in the groove and start writing again!

Posted in Blogging, Freelance Life

How to Set Your Rates as a Freelance Writer

How to set and adjust your freelance writing rates… And why cheap clients are never worth your time.

Posted in Blogging, Freelance Life, Productivity, Writing

12 Common Freelance Writer Mistakes

Everyone has to start somewhere, but you don’t have to make the same dumb mistakes everyone else does.

Posted in Blogging, Freelance Life, Productivity, Writing

How to Leave a Guest Post Trail to Get More Clients

Do what you do best and lead clients directly to you… Blogging is often a confusing medium. The fact that what was once a collection of online diaries maintained by angsty teenagers is now a professional business tool and potential

Posted in Blogging

Shady Writing Tactics: Why I WON’T Place Your Articles

I’d like to thank freelance writer Alicia Rades for inspiring me to write this post. You can see her own version of this topic here. Hey there! I’m writing this post because it’s going to end up in my FAQ page.

Posted in Blogging, Freelance Life, Writing

Writers VS. Editors: We’re All Winners Here!

Without writers, there would be no editing; but without editors, there would be no good writing.  I’m a freelance writer. I’m also an editor. This has put me in the unique position of being on bothsides of the pitching, drafting, and publication process.

Posted in Blogging, Freelance Life, Writing

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 difference between “blogging”

Posted in Blogging, Freelance Life, My Favorites

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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30 Writing + Freelancing Questions from My Mailbag (Part 1)

Freelancer questions, writer questions, editor questions… Okay! So here’s what’s up: I turned 30 this year. That’s a pretty big deal to me. And, even though said event happened in early January, I wanted to keep the “30” thing going for

Posted in Blogging, Freelance Life, My Favorites, Productivity, Writing

Why I’m a Hardass Pitching Editor

Hi there: My name is Lauren Tharp. In addition to running my own writing business, I’m the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Be A Freelance Blogger. And while I’m pretty happy-go-lucky on the forum, I’m a complete hardass behind the editor’s desk. No, really.

Posted in Blogging, My Favorites, Writing
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