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How I Found a Great Freelance Writing Client in My Spam

By Chris Peden I wasn’t trained as a writer. I got my undergraduate degree in accounting, and went off to the working world to balance some books for various businesses. Eventually, I started my own firm, doing accounting and taxes

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5 Ways to Find Freelance Writing Jobs on Twitter (With Sample Tweets)

So, you’ve taken the plunge, created a Twitter profile, and learned how to send a tweet. You’re getting some followers, even. But you may be wondering — is there any real payoff for my freelance career here on Twitter? It

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7 Ways the Make a Living Writing Blog Makes Money

When I started this blog, I thought I would put my posts together into an ebook at some point, and then the ebook would make me bazillions and I’d be all set. That was my whole, grand business plan for

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How to Win a Free Year in the Freelance Writers Den

One year ago this week, Freelance Writers Den opened its doors. It was scary times. I had invested a ton of time and a not-insubstantial sum to create a community for freelance writers who needed expert advice. I hoped it

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How Writers Can Discover Their Product’s Optimal Price — and Make a Bundle

One of the great things about being a freelance writer today is how easy — and potentially lucrative — it is to create our own products. No longer do a few gatekeepers hold writers’ dreams hostage. If you want to

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Why You’re a Better Writer Than I Am — But I Still Earn More

I’m not the greatest writer ever to pick up a pen. In fact, I marvel at the work of more skilled writers almost daily. I consider my husband who went to UCLA Film School to be the creative genius of

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