Project Management Checklists for Freelance Writers

For what to do at each stage of the writing game Have you ever gotten a check in the mail and then realized you never sent an invoice for that story? What about get halfway through the writing and realize you forgot to reach out to a subject matter expert the editor asked you to […]

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How I Use LinkedIn to Find Leads Potential Clients

I recently responded to a LinkedIn post that asked the question, “What do you find the most beneficial from LinkedIn’s Premium features?” I responded with one word: “Search” Let me explain. I use LinkedIn to find leads for potential clients every day. But, without the Premium subscription, I get locked out after just a few […]

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How to Type Everything Faster Using TextExpander

Do you wish you could type faster? Of course, you do. You’re a writer whose brain goes a mile a minute. If only your fingers would go a mile a minute, right? Now, they can. I am going to show you how to type faster using the TextExpander app. But first, a little backstory. For […]

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5 More Places to Find Quality Content Marketing Clients

In the best of times, beginning content marketing writers struggle to find quality clients. They hang out on job boards, hoping to find someone paying more than $50 a blog post. They spend time honing their UpWork profile. Or, they peruse Craigslist ads. Does this sound familiar? If you need to know where to find […]

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Work at Home with Kids During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Freelance writers everywhere are scrambling to reconfigure their days. With schools shutting all over the country, we’re trying to work at home with kids during the coronavirus lockdown. If you’ve found your life turned upside down by this pandemic, trying to meet deadlines with Johnny parked in front of his 14th episode of Spongebob, this […]

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3 Productivity Secrets to Supercharge Your Day

Many writers struggle with productivity. No wonder. Distractions come at us from every angle, every hour of the day. If you’re searching for productivity secrets to supercharge your day, I understand. At home, children or pets vie for your attention. If you work online, Facebook disguises itself as a chocolate bar–tempting, tempting, tempting. Business coaches […]

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6 Proofreading Tips from Professional Proofreaders

You slave away on your content, whether for yourself or a client, only to find an error after it’s published. Or, you see a typo in a query letter after you hit send. Then you spend the rest of the day praying the editor doesn’t notice. Sound familiar? Not anymore. With these top proofreading tips […]

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Freelance Feast or Famine Cycle | Be a Pro Writer

The Freelance Feast or Famine Cycle–Come Out on Top

A major concern of beginning freelancers is how to budget fluctuating income. Things are wonderful when you have a $5,000 month but when you only bring in $1,500 the next month, you start to panic. This post is a step-by-step tutorial to help you get out of the freelance feast or famine cycle. 7 Steps […]

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How to Get More Writing Done | Be a Pro Writer

6 Practical Ways to Get More Writing Done

New freelance writers often think of veteran writers as superheroes. I know I did. I would spend months writing a magazine feature and look at those actually making a living writing and wonder how I, too, could get more writing done. Whether you think you’re slow, distracted, or just disorganized, there are a lot of […]

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A Surefire Way to Find an Email Address

One of the biggest obstacles freelance writers face is keeping their pitches out of the slush pile. But when you’re sending your query to you’re competing with hundreds of other folks who do the same thing. If you want to find an email address for an editor that she’s sure to check, follow this […]

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