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7 Steps to Continue Writing During a (Personal) Crisis

Maybe you’re late with the mortgage payment because your paycheck “got lost in the mail.” Or maybe your mother fell down the stairs and broke a few bones. Or maybe your father died. Or maybe you found your husband in

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How NOT to Get Your Guest Post Published

Rejection is part of being a professional writer… But, don’t get yourself rejected for any of these reasons. When you’re a freelance writer looking to get published on blogs or in magazines, the process will generally look like this: Send

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You Just Lost Your Biggest Client…Now What?

And you thought paying your taxes was depressing! (It was “Tax Day” here in the United States yesterday). When it comes to clients, freelance writers tend to follow a fairly specific pattern. It doesn’t matter how many clients we have

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WordPress Basics: Running Your Own Business

Let’s get technical this week, shall we? A couple months ago, I attended one of Danny Iny’s “Passion, Purpose, and Prosperity” webinars. The webinar was a way for Danny to not only gain awareness for his Audience Building Masterclass, but

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Launch a Freelance Writing Career [LIVE Webinar Event!]

Hi, Everyone! I am thrilled to announce that Quistic has invited me to help instruct their “Launch a Freelance Writing Career” LIVE webinar event! Date: March 24 – 28th (5 days!) Start Time: 4:00pm PST/7:00pm EST (1 hour each day!) What:

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How NOT to Treat a Fellow Freelance Writer

To quote one of my favorite movies: “You are violating my territorial bubble!” I’m always telling writers that one of the best things about “going freelance” is getting to be a part of the freelance writing community. In fact, in

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“My Client Just…”

I’m trying a thing here. If you like it, I’ll do it again. I get a lot of questions (usually via e-mail) from readers. Sometimes I answer them as a blog post and sometimes I answer them as a video.

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5 Things Your Client Expects You to Know About Writing

I was going to put a quote about expectations in the blurb here, but I couldn’t find one I liked. We hear stories about clients with unreasonable expectations all the time. Even I have had the occasional complaint. I once

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5 Myths About Being a Freelance Writer Everyone Thinks are True

Meeting a writer in real life is like meeting a mythical creature! In order to become a successful, confident freelance writer, you have to suck it up and actually TELL people what it is you do. However, when you say

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35+ Resources I’m Thankful for This Year

Thought I was above making Thanksgiving posts? You were wrong! No one goes it completely alone. No one. When you hear a successful human being claim that “I did it all on my own!” they’re either lying or too narcissistic

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