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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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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[…]

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The Ornament Issue by Barbara Tomporowski

I have something exciting to share with you all today! I’m participating in Rhonda Parrish’s Giftmas Blog Tour. We’re all exchanging blog posts and whatnot about the holidays and today is mine turn to host. Woo-hoo! I’m so excited to bring to you a piece of writing from Barbara Tomporowski about holiday traditions. Be sure[…]

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Freelancing is a Business, So Act Like It!

I’ve run this company for nine years. It’s been successful in that I can pay my bills and get the things I need. However, I haven’t approached it exactly how I should’ve all these years. I haven’t always treated it like a business. Do I hear shocked gasps from the peanut gallery? Sadly, it’s true.[…]

Weekly Writing Inspiration: May 9, 2013

What’s inspiring me this week? I’m so glad you asked! I’ve been extraordinarily busy with a variety of content projects, so I haven’t been able to scour the web for as many resources as I’d like to normally provide. Still, a few articles about content writing, SEO, and social media really piqued my interest. I[…]

Learning How (and When) to Say “No” (And “Yes,” When Appropriate)

Sometimes, I need to say “no.” Whether it’s to a project or social engagement, I need to say “no.” However, more often than not, I say “yes.” I say “yes” to social plans and “yes” to web content projects. I say “yes” to blog management gigs and I say “yes” to article assignments. I say[…]