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How to Curb Your Distractions and Get More Freelancing Work Done

If time is money, freelancers are bleeding cash. Freelancers generally experience distractions differently than office workers, and with far greater cost. We need to have strategies in place to deal with distractions and head them off at the pass from the moment they enter our atmosphere. Basex, an IT firm, says that the average knowledge[…]

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21 GIFs That Sum Up How You’re Feeling About #NaNoWriMo Right Now

How’s life during NaNoWriMo? Good, I hope! Though I’m not actively participating this year, the try-to-write-a-novel-in-a-month rush is all around me and I love it. You go, writers! I’m inspired by your word sprints and your word counts. Keep it up! We’re looking at day 11 of the great race here and I know what[…]

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The Best Social Networks for Freelance Writers and the Top Strategies for Using Them

Networking and promotion are a must for building a successful freelance writing business. But there are many social networks to choose from and you can’t possibly be on them all. The trick is figuring out which networks are the most productive for freelance writing. In this article, I take a look at which social networks[…]

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A Brief Look at The Evolution of WordPress

How about something a little different on the blog today? I was sent a great infographic recently and thought it informative so wanted to share it with you all. It’s about the history of WordPress–where it’s been and where it’s going. I recently pondered the future of the WordPress dashboard and computing interfaces over at Torque:[…]

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The Freelancer’s Guide to Back-to-School Shopping + TMNT Giveaway!

Welcome social media followers, readers, friends, and family! Before I dive into the freelance shopping guide, let’s get this giveaway business out of the way first. I’ve partnered with the kind folks over at TV Store Online to give away a brand-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backpack to one of my lucky readers! All you[…]

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The Top 6 Nerds You Should Know and What You Can Learn From Them About Business

There are lessons we can learn from successful nerds. After all, they’re successful because they’re doing something right. For nerds it’s more than fame – it’s business practices that stem from their passions. In this article I want to take a look at some important nerds and see just what we can learn from them[…]

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2 Essential Things You MUST HAVE to Launch a Freelance Writing Business

Getting a freelance writing business off the ground can be all-consuming. There are a lot of things you need to account for like building a portfolio of solid clips, sending out applications to freelance gigs, and maintaining a blog. You have to spend time doing your own accounting and marketing, your taxes and client research.[…]

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The Cost of Starting a Freelance Writing Business

Freelance writing has one of the lowest startup costs of any professional-level business, and still has a high ROI. You can start slow and small and work at another job while building your business, or jump all the way in as a full-time freelance writer. Before you make a decision though, it’s a good idea[…]