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Freelance writing: is it possible to make $100,000 in a year writing for a content site?

First of all, I’d like to apologize for the lack of posts through the month of November. I had a rather large work-for-hire (ghostwriting) contract that I was fulfilling and I just wrapped it up on the 28th of the

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Tools of the trade, part II

As more and more people transition into the digital world and upload or create new content in the various nooks and crannies of the Interwebz, a common occurrence is for lines to cross. Somewhere along the way someone is going

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Research in the 21st century

A concept I discuss with great passion when I’m talking to friends and peers about writing in the 21st century is being “relevant”. It’s a theme that has popped up a lot in my blogs over the years, and in

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Green Freelancing: Fact or Fiction?

Ever wondered what it really means to be “green”? A decision we made a few years ago was to go entirely paperless. What does that mean? First of all, we don’t do fax machines. We do scans. Did you know

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Writing samples: the hidden agenda

Something many new writers assume when they get started in the industry that they can just walk into a business relationship with someone and walk away with money as soon as the job is done. This is not always the

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Tools of the trade

Every industry has special tools which make the tasks within those jobs easier, and they are generally specifically tailored to that profession. By using these tools you increase your proficiency and remain relevant in your particular niche, whatever that might

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Location, location, location!

About a year ago I started reading the Location Independent website. Now, I’m not a regular reader; I probably only check in once every couple of weeks. I honestly do find their website incredibly informative, I just never have the

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Rates: what determines them?

Before you start into this article, you need to read the Being Relevant In A Modern World post, because it’s the first part of this particular article. So, at the end of the last article on being relevant in a

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Being relevant in a modern world.

Similar to the concepts presented in the Where Do I Get Started article, part of understanding the modern freelance market is understanding the differences between the print market and the digital market. This is a distinction that many writers fail

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How do I write quality articles?

The first step to writing a quality article, regardless if it is for yourself or for a client, is to remove the concept of individuality from your head. When you take on another client’s project, it’s not their project anymore.

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    Rates are one of the hottest topics of debate among writers in the United States. Ironically, not so much outside of the U.S. As someone who has spent much of the past 13+ years traveling, and four and a half…Read more ›
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