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How to Diversify Income Sources as a Freelance Writer

As a freelance writer, it makes sense to diversify income sources. You never know when something will fall through or you’ll need extra cash. Here are some of the things I’m doing. When you have a variable income, developing different revenue streams can make sense. This doesn’t mean that you have to monetize everything you do. However, …

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What Do You Tell People about Being an Online Freelancer?

Many friends and family don’t really “get” the online freelancer thing. And what can I tell them? Since I work online (and sometimes feel like I live online), I tend to find myself in this happy bubble where people know what I do. I hang around with other online creators when I start feeling lonely …

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Asking for More Money: Or, How I Became a Freelancing Diva

If you’re being asked to do more work, it makes sense to start asking for more money. In the wonderful world of freelancing, you are sometimes asked to make revisions. Normally, this doesn’t bother me. You make some adjustments to the work, and you move on. On two occasions, I even did complete rewrites. Mainly …

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General Topics vs. Niche When Freelance Writing

You must decide whether to write about general topics vs. niche-focused writing as a freelance writer. I am asked quite frequently whether it makes more sense as a freelancer to write about a niche or whether you should try to broaden your appeal so that you can write more general articles. While I prefer niche …

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What Does a Daily Freelance Schedule Look Like for a Veteran Freelancer?

People always ask about my daily freelance schedule. Here’s the latest iteration of what this mess looks like. The most common questions I get are: How do I start investing? How can you travel so much? What is your daily schedule as a freelancer? The answers to the first two questions stay pretty much the …

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