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Get Paid as a Freelance Writer: 5 Reliable Options

Reliable Options to Get Paid as a Freelance Writer. Makealivingwriting.com

There’s a basic freelancing question that mystifies many writers: “How do I get paid, exactly?”

When you’re used to an employer handing you a paycheck every week or two, it can be intimidating to realize that as a freelancer, you’ll only get paid if you figure out a method — and make it happen.

That’s probably why many writers gravitate to content mills and mass platforms that act as intermediary. Then, you know your payment will come from the platform.

Of course, once you see how tiny that payment is after the platform takes its cut, you’ll likely be looking to cut out the middleman.

Fortunately, there are several reliable ways to get paid directly by your freelance clients.

First, I’ll go over payment methods — and then, I’ve got a few quick tips on how to structure your contract to ensure you don’t get stiffed.

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Freelance Contract Failures: Are You Flushing Writing Success Down the Drain?

How to avoid a freelance contract failure. Makealivingwriting.com.

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Earn Big as a Ghostwriter — One Writer’s Tips

How to Be a Successful Ghostwriter. Makealivingwriting.com

How do you get paid what you deserve while doing what you love?

I thought about that a lot back when my freelance work mainly included writing for blogs and a local newspaper.

Then something happened that completely changed my writing business. I landed my first contract to ghostwrite a book.

That first project gave me the street-cred I needed to become a full-time freelancer and ghostwriter.

Want to learn how to land your first contract to ghostwrite a book and grow your freelance business? Here’s how:

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How I Wised Up After 8 Years and Got My First Freelance Writing Contract

Freelance writer signs contract

Eight years is a long time to not know what you’re doing as a freelance writer.

But that’s exactly how long it took me to figure out how to get serious and treat my freelance career as a business.

I hope my story helps you figure it out a lot faster than that.

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Found Money: My System for Selling More Article Reprints

By Carol J. Alexander You’ve interviewed your sources, done your research, and worked your tail off to create a stellar piece of work — for a one-time gig. Don’t settle for that single paycheck when you can sell the same

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The Top 7 Lies Prospective Freelance Clients Tell — Don’t Fall for These

Let’s take a quick poll, writers: Hands up, who’s gotten screwed by a client? Yeah, I figured. There are a lot of shady businesses out there that take advantage of freelance writers, particularly Internet startups. If you don’t watch out,

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