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Welcome to 1,200+ free posts about freelance writing!

Whether you’re looking to get started as a freelance writer, or to move up and earn six figures, we’re here to help you claim the freelance lifestyle you want. Let freelance writing online be your ticket to the freedom and flexibility you need.

You’ve probably noticed that the freelance marketplace is complicated. Bet you’ve got loads of questions.

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We’ve been helping people learn about freelance writing online since 2008. This isn’t our first recession — we’ve got hard-won, proven tips to help you thrive, despite the current hard times. Consider Make a Living Writing your one-stop source for the info you need to build the freelance life of your dreams.

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Carol Tice

About this writing site

Longtime freelance writer and six-figure earner Carol Tice is the founder of The Make a Living Writing blog and Freelance Writers Den writer community. Her mission is to help writers get started in freelancing, become well-paid, and live the lifestyle of their dreams. Topics include how to:

  • get your first paid writing work
  • move up to find better writing jobs
  • earn from blogging
  • avoid scams
  • improve productivity
  • banish fears
  • self-publish e-books
  • and more.

We publish monthly lists of paying markets, plus how-to guides, inspirational infographics, case studies, and more free resources for freelance writers. Our award-winning blog is featured in Writer’s Digest’s Top 101 Websites for Writers, among other accolades.