7 Lessons from a Freelance Blogger Just Starting Out

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Don’t you think it’s best to learn from other people’s (or in this case, freelance blogger’s) mistakes and experiences?
I, too, live by this principle.
But no matter how well read and informed you are, there will be slips.

When I plunged into becoming a freelance blogger, I thought that I knew all that I needed to know.

I honestly thought that I had read enough posts about freelance blogging mistakes to not make any myself.

6 Ways to Diversify Your Freelance Blogging Business

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Are you currently building a freelance blogging or writing business?

If you are, great! It’s both an enjoyable and lucrative career. But it doesn’t have to stop there.

Adding additional services to your freelance toolbelt will make you more valuable to both your current and future clients. It also can keep your work fresh and interesting, and allows you to prospect for new clients in different ways too!

But what services does it make sense to offer?

How to Build your Freelance Writing Business While Working Full-Time

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This is a Guest Post by Debra Giuliano. If you would like the chance to write a guest post on the blog, please feel free to contact me.


After writing for others my entire working life, including a stint ghost-writing on a variety of topics with a content mill for pennies-per-word, I was ready to write under my own byline and for my own pleasure and profit as a freelance author.

Working full-time for a terrific firm that deserves (and gets) my personal best while building my own business is a huge undertaking that probably should scare the socks off me.

How an Unknown Freelance Writer Built a Platform to Succeed

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This is a guest post by freelance writer, A. Davis. If you would like to submit a post to the blog, please use our contact page.

To tell you the truth, I never saw myself writing. I would write some as a young child, but, to be honest, it was atrocious. After entering the law enforcement profession, I realized I needed an outlet to dump some of the garbage I took into my mind during the day/night.

One day,

4 Ways to Build Up Samples (When You Don’t Have Any)

Do you want to start getting paid to write online, but don’t (yet) have any samples?

Then you can’t get started, right? It’s one of those vicious catch 22’s, isn’t it?

Wrong!

A lack of samples is just another excuse. It’s fear masking itself as a reason you can’t get started or succeed.

So let’s bust through that fear today! Here are four ways you can build up samples – starting right now if you want to!

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5 Reasons You Need to Keep a Business Budget

Keeping a freelance writing budgetAs a freelance blogger, you need to be keeping a business budget.

Budgets as a whole get a bad rap. People equate them with being poor, living paycheck-to-paycheck or needing to be on one due to not being able to manage one’s own money.

But the former financial advisor in me begs to differ.

Knowing your income and expenses (in essence, all that a budget really is) is essential in being a successful business owner. Here are five reasons why you need to be keeping a budget for your freelance writing business.

How to Gracefully Back out of a Project

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As a new freelance writer, it can be tempting to take on just about any client in the beginning. But trust me, you shouldn’t! And I’m going to share with you why.

I’ve done a bit of copywriting over the course of the last year and all of those experiences have been more than positive. It’s kind of my jam – meaning it’s something I’d do for fun (providing I had the free time of course!).

5 Ways to Skyrocket Your Value as a Freelance Blogger

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Want to be taken seriously as a freelance writer?

Of course, you do! We all do. If you’re anything like the “average freelancer” though, your friends and family might not get what it is that you do. That’s okay – they don’t have to.

One of the biggest things that hold freelancers back from success is a lack of confidence. If you question your writing skills or whether or not you can hack it in this business, you’re not alone.

Want to Increase Your Freelance Writing Income? Use These 3 Ways to Start Tracking It!

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Who wouldn’t want to earn more money as a freelance writer? Seems like a no-brainer, right?

Even though we all want to make more money with our writing, you’d be amazed at how many freelancers don’t track their freelance writing income regularly or know how much they really make. And I think they’re missing out!

Being a type-A individual (and reformed number cruncher), you could say it’s in my blood to track all things numbers – income included. This has been to my advantage and helped me to grow my freelance business from $0 to $4,000 per month inside of six months.