Ed Gandia

The Truth About How Much Freelance Writers Make

The truth about how much freelance writers make. Makealivingwriting.com

Data on how much freelance writers make can be tough to pin down. But it’s something every writer wants to know. I tackled this topic three years ago when I published this post. And it’s a topic that never gets old. Check out the updated resources. And be sure to ask yourself the two questions at the end to determine your earning potential. -Carol

It’s one of the most-asked questions I get: “Can you tell me how much freelance writers make?”

Let’s face it — we’ve all got mouths to feed. So it’s important to get a sense of whether freelance writing can yield you a real, bill-paying level of income. It’s a good question to ask.

There are two steps to figuring out the answer to this question.

The first is to find survey data on what freelancers make. That gives you a sense of what’s possible, and what’s typical.

The second step is a bit harder, so let’s start with data.

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A Simple and Fun Hack to Boost Your Productivity

By Ed Gandia Ever find yourself with small pockets of time that seem “unusable”? For instance, you have 30 minutes before your next appointment, which doesn’t give you enough time to dive into that article you’ve been working on. Next

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Get Inspired! My Mentors’ New Year’s Resolutions for Freelancers

Well, this is it. Wrap it up with a bow — 2012 ends tonight. It’s time to reflect on what we’ve done as writers in the past year, and look ahead to what we want to write in the coming

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What Freelance Writers Can Learn From the World’s Best Restaurant

By Ed Gandia Bern’s Steakhouse is by far my favorite restaurant anywhere. I’m not alone. John Mariani, one of America’s top food critics, has called this Tampa, Fla. steakhouse “the most remarkable restaurant in the entire world.” Why is Bern’s

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5 Secrets No One Tells You About How to Write for the Fortune 500

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a freelance writer for a big, brand-name company? You’d leave behind the feast-and-famine world of writing for small businesses with their meager marketing budgets, or regional publications that pay

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