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No Freelance Writing Gigs? Here are 7 Ways to Stay Productive

Freelance writer moving forward

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’ve found yourself with a lull in your freelance writing career at some point.

It’s easy to feel defeated and give up altogether, but as unlikely as it may sound, there is a silver lining to this cloud.

What could be great about being out of a job?

Time. You have time on your side. You just need to make good use of it.

And by good use, I don’t mean looking at Craigslist ads to find freelance writing gigs, either. Here are seven things to do instead:

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Top 3 Types of Retainer Gigs (and How Copywriters Can Get Them)

Freelance writer inks a retainer gig contract

As a marketer who hires and trains dozens of freelance writers every year, I’m a big fan of working with writers on retainer.

To me, they’re the true win-win.

As a writer, you get peace of mind knowing you have steady work (and a steady paycheck) month-after-month. And as a marketer, I save a ton of time on every project and typically get better results.

So, what are the best retainer gigs? In my experience, these three deals are the ones most often overlooked by writers. (Which means great opportunity for you!)

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For Writers Considering Self-Publishing: 8 Useful Posts

By Jennifer Roland Since Carol’s getting ready to spill *all* of her e-book publishing mistakes, she thought you could get in the mood with this handy roundup of posts with e-book marketing tips for self-publishing writers — and writers who’re

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How to Land International Freelance Clients for 2015 — Now

By Amy Dunn Moscoso Are you losing out on local freelance clients because they don’t have the budget for freelancers or because other writers work for less? You don’t have to limit yourself to local clients. Start thinking globally. You

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140 Websites That Pay Writers in 2014

By Jennifer Roland Way back in 2010, Carol decided to bust a move here on the blog. As an advocate for writers seeking out good-paying work rather than writing for “exposure” or pennies, she decided it was time to start

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Why Freelance Writers Earn More by Tracking 2 Key Things

By Nicole Dieker What’s the last thing you do before you end your freelance writing work week? If you’re like most of us, you’re probably eager to get up from your laptop and do something else — anything else! —

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