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8 Crazy Nights of Freebies & Bargains for Freelance Writers

8 Crazy Nights of Freebies & Bargains for  Freelance Writers - Makealivingwriting.com

No matter what holiday you celebrate this time of year, I’m here to make it a festive season for you.

Since I celebrate Hanukkah — which this year, starts tonight — I’ve decide to create my own online festival of light for writers, by bringing you a series of free offers and super-cheap discount deals. There will be a different offer each day!

Hanukkah is a festival of light and miracles…of the freedom to worship as you choose, a theme that’s more relevant than ever this year. Of believing you can banish the darkness, even when all seems hopeless. I’m hoping to enlighten some writers and bring them some serious help over next 8 days. Because when you go from earning peanuts to earning real money…it truly is like a miracle. Right?

While I’m announcing this 8 Crazy Nights extravaganza here on a blog post, if you’re not a subscriber to this blog, you won’t see most of the rest of these offers. They’ll only be going out on email. So if you’re not a subscriber, you might want to sign up now.

Ready? Let’s get rolling…

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How I Found My First Freelance Writing Client — on Facebook

How I found my first freelance writing client on FacebookLike many new freelancers, I proudly hung my digital shingle out last year in the hopes of magically turning my love of writing and editing into a full-time job.

Sadly, my expectations didn’t meet the reality. My first six months were underwhelming, as I worked exclusively for family and friends.

I dreamed of expanding my business and finding clients on my own — but I was clueless how to market myself.

Then I got a great break on social media. Here’s how:

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Are You Overworked? How Freelancers Can Avoid Burnout

Are you overworked? Here's how freelancers can avoid burnout.

Many writers tell me they wish they could find even one client. But today, I want to talk about the other side of the coin.

Once you get rolling in freelance writing and word starts getting around about your talents, you can quickly find yourself overbooked, overworked, and exhausted.

I recently had a chat with freelance writer Alyssa Ast about this on my Facebook chat — she was getting overloaded, and her personal passion writing projects were sitting idle.

She’s got a passel of young kids to care for, too.

And she was nearing her breaking point.

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Grow Your Blog: Steal Tips From My Social Media Marketing Experiment

business man pressing computer laptop and social network

Have you wondered if getting serious about social media could help you grow your blog audience?

Today, I’ve got proof for you that it can.

Hiring a social media manager has been on my to-do list for a long time, but I was reluctant to commit big bucks to it.

I finally saw my opportunity a few months ago, when my son, Evan, wanted a flexible job he could do alongside his college coursework. He lives on Facebook, his smartphone is never off, he needs to earn his way, and it was money I would have to spend anyway to support him.

It seemed like a good opportunity to try training someone I could trust to take over social-media tasks, where I could closely monitor how it worked.

After a few bumps and lumps, we came up with a goof-proof plan that’s grown my audience, subscribers, and sales.

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Freelance Writers: This Will Make You an Instant Tech Genius

Young writer conquers tech problems

It’s ironic that I ended up finding my greatest success as a writer through a blog-based, online writing business. I am one of the most non-technical people you’ll ever meet.

Technology makes me cry, honestly. I have been known to assume the fetal position and moan softy for prolonged periods when I can’t get some widget to work right.

Or to think seriously about flinging a computer out a window.

So I feel for writers when I get questions like these:

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5 Quick Ways Busy Freelancers Can Keep Marketing

It’s always great to be busy as a freelance writer. But one problem that often crops up is that it’s easy to let marketing slide. Then, next thing you know, those current projects wrap. And you find yourself facing the

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