Why Good Writing Clients Are Hard to Find but Easy to Keep

November 18, 2015

The other day, a guy I know who just started a digital-marketing agency told me he’d like to broaden his income stream with freelance writing. It’s a great idea because freelance writing can be lucrative if you know where to look — that’s why so many lawyers, doctors and other professionals write on the side […]

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My Review of Carol Tice’s Freelance Writers Den

October 27, 2015

Carol Tice’s Freelance Writers Den is a membership site dedicated to helping people serious about freelance writing increase their chances of success. The site opened in July 2011, and as a charter member and then as a moderator, I’ve watched closely what Carol has done — and I’m quite impressed. In this review I explain […]

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Self-Employed? Get a Flu Shot!

September 30, 2015

To be a successful freelancer or self-employed businessperson, you need to maximize your productivity. Now think back to the last time you had the flu: How did you feel? Like crap? And how much quality work did you get done? Like none? You need to get a flu shot, and you need to get it […]

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How Tai Chi Makes Me a Better Writer

August 18, 2015

Look above at my tagline: Work Less ~ Earn More ~ Live More. I’m fortunate to have a freelance writing niche that pays me well, and my many years of study and application of productivity and time management techniques give me a lot more free time. And that allows me to Live More, which is […]

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13 Top Techniques For Achieving Your Goals

July 14, 2015

It’s not so hard to set good goals. What’s hard is actually following through on what you need to do to make those goals reality. But there are important techniques to keep you on track so you can achieve your goals… 1. Review Your Goals Daily It’s very important that you review your goals every […]

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Do You Ask Yourself Why You Have Writer’s Block?

June 3, 2015

The next time you have writer’s block, do a little self-psychoanalysis. Relax, ask yourself “Why do I have writer’s block?” and then see what your mind tells you. Often you’ll find that there are one or more reasons that hinder you from getting going on that important project. Here are a four of the biggest: Fear […]

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Leave Freelance Writing for a Full-Time Job?

May 20, 2015

Should you leave freelance writing for a full-time job? This is a dilemma many freelance writers face, including some who have been freelancing for a long time and have had significant success. There are many ways to approach the question, and the answer will be different depending on the individual and the specifics of the […]

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8 Simple Steps to Writing Faster

April 29, 2015

We all want to write faster, as long as we can still write well. This infographic lays out eight steps for quickly creating articles and blog posts, but the process also applies to many other types of writing. I have a more detailed post on how to write faster, but I overall agree with the points […]

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Get More Writing Done By Simplifying Your Life

April 13, 2015

Freelance writers’ lives are usually quite busy. But busy with what? Often we are busy doing things that don’t matter, or actually detract from our lives. And that’s why we should practice simplicity. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of […]

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How to Take a Blogging Break and Keep Your Readers Happy

March 26, 2015

I recently took a six-week blogging break while I was on vacation in Costa Rica. Since many of you reading this are bloggers, you know there’s a general consensus that you should should post consistently. However, you also need to carefully examine your priorities for your life and your business. To that end, here are the… Three Main Areas […]

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