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10 Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners That Give You Great Clips

It’s hard to find good freelance writing jobs for beginners. Especially if the only assignments you ask for are 1,500-word feature articles or $3,000 white papers. While some writers do seem able to go straight for the big score, most

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How My Writing Career Thrived After My Article Got Killed

I’ve shared a lot on this blog about how I got started as a freelance writer. But here’s one thing I’ve never gotten around to mentioning. Probably because it’s sort of embarrassing. I kind of blocked it out of mind.

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Marketing 101 for Freelance Writers #8: How to Find Clients Without Clips

Does freelance writing seem like a closed club, and you can’t find the clubhouse door? One writer told me this week: The biggest problem is you can’t break into magazines unless you already have clips. You can’t get clips without

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