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  • Cutting Ties with Soul Sucking Clients
    As a business owner, or a freelancer, one thing can send you looking online for jobs fast is a soul-sucking client. A soul-sucking client may come in many varieties from time suckers to overly critical to just outright nasty. Some people think if they are paying you, they can do whatever they want to you. ...
  • How To Jump-Start Your Writing Career
    The first step to starting a writing career is to get started. Don’t just talk about it and think about it. Do it.  Most people claim they want to be writers. They dream about writing a book and perhaps turning it into a screenplay. They dream of helping million-dollar companies create their sales pages and other ...
  • Got Your First Freelance Writing Gig? Now what?
    Transitioning from wanting to be a writer to getting your first writing assignment is an exciting time. Now that you’re going to get paid for your first assignment, you’re a bonafide professional writer. Of course, you must get this first assignment right. Let’s look at the process you should follow to ensure it goes without ...
  • Which Content Types Pay Best?
    To get paid well as freelance writer, you want to work with clients who have a budget to pay well. But even with that, business owners needing certain types of content tend to pay more than for other content.  Knowing which types of content pay the best is your first step to reaching your income ...
  • How to Be More Productive When You Write
    One question many writers have is about improving productivity when writing. If you’ve ever sat down to a blank document and stared at it for an hour you probably have wondered the same thing yourself. Writing productively is an imperative if you want to have a freelance business or you want to become a writer ...
  • What To Do When The Words Don’t Flow
    Most of the time the reason you cannot get the words to flow is that you don’t know enough about the topic, you’re not sure of the direction of the work, or because you are distracted by something else. You can mitigate these issues with practice and by not accepting the idea that anything like ...
  • Freelancers – Are Your Moods Affecting Your Writing?
    We hear a lot of information today about how your mood can affect your life and your health in ways people did not think about before. One thing to remember is that a mood is a “temporary state of mind or feeling” and it can be good or bad. However, most of the time describing ...
  • Want to Be a More Successful Writer?: Meet Other Writers. Here’s How…
    Learning more about your craft, and the business of writing is easier when you network with other writers. After all, who will know best about how to do things, how to find information, and what to do regarding your writing career than other writers who are experienced? If you want to learn more about your ...
  • How to Improve Your Writing Process in 4 Steps
    One thing that will make your writing come easier is if you pay attention to your writing process. Instead of just sitting down and writing without any guidelines or idea of what you want to say, you’re going to want to set up your writing so that you can focus on one thing at a ...
  • How to: Sandwich Technique to Promote Your Book
    There are a lot of ways to promote your book but one of the most popular for not only book promotions but for giving people bad news, for handling critiques, and generally softening the blow about some news the sandwich technique is a winner. You know it’s a winner due to the sheer number of people ...