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Freelance Writing Takeaways from FinCon12: Better Headlines with Len Penzo

One of the crucial aspects of freelance writing is the right headline. Here are some tips from Len Penzo. This year at FinCon, I did myself a favor and attended a number of sessions related to freelance writing. There are a lot of fantastic writers out there in the PF blogosphere, and many of them …

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Revenue Sharing, Traffic Bonuses, and Freelance Staff Writing

Sometimes, a solid bonus or revenue sharing agreement can be worth earning a lower rate for your freelance work. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about sticking to my rates as a freelancer. I did mention, though, that sometimes I am willing to relax my rates a little bit in certain situations. One of …

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Lessons from #NMX: Become an Expert with the Press from Jaime Tardy

Want members of the press to notice you? You have to let them know you are available — and legit. Many bloggers and freelancers want to be noticed by the national press. Indeed, it adds a bit of authority when you are seen as an expert. I’m actually really bad at this. I don’t spend …

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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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Contently: Trying to Connect Freelancers with Higher Paying Clients

Sometimes, if you want higher paying work, you need to figure out where to go to get it. Contently might be one of those places. Update #2: It appears that anyone can sign up for Contently, so head on over and see what you can accomplish! Update: Unfortunately, I am out of invites for Contently …

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