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Jennifer Mattern
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Professional Blogger, Freelance Business Writer, Author
Professional Blogger, Freelance Business Writer, Author

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Reader Question: Is it OK to Freelance Only on Weekends?

In this post I tackle a reader's question about starting a new #freelancewriting career when you're not available to work during traditional business hours.

One thing I didn't touch on in the post that also applies here: as a freelance writer you can work with clients anywhere. Just because your working hours aren't your traditional business hours, that doesn't mean clients operate on the same schedules.
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Reader Question: Time Estimates in Quoting Freelance Writing Jobs

How do you estimate the time a #freelancewriting project will take before quoting a client? That's what one All Freelance Writing reader wanted to know. Here's what I told her.
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Free Download: Bullet Journal Spread Ideas for Freelance Writers & Bloggers

Here I share my big list of #bulletjournal spreads for the New Year. But if you scroll to the end you'll find a free download (no subscription required) for a printable with bujo ideas to help freelance writers and bloggers get, and stay, organized in 2018.

https://allfreelancewriting.com/journaling/
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New Post & Free Download

In this post I share how I'm using both bullet journals and a traditional journal to help me better plan and organize my life and #writing career (and how you can too).

It's a whopper at over 4400 words, so if you just want the new freebie -- #bulletjournal spread ideas for freelance writers and bloggers -- you can hop right to the bottom.

A big thank you to Princess Jones for inspiring me to give bujos a chance in the first place, and to +Thursday Bram for sharing some tips with me on Twitter before I got started.
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My last guest post for +Lori Widmer this week -- 2 free goal planning worksheets for freelance writers, as a follow-up to the previous posts.
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The Necessity of Change

In my second post for +Lori Widmer this week, I look at the necessity of embracing change if we want to reach our freelance writing (or general life) goals.

I'll follow this one up on the weekend with a couple of worksheets to help you set goals, evaluate progress, and figure out what changes you need to make in your writing career.
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Freelance Writing Rules (and Why You Should Break Them)

While +Lori Widmer is away this week, I'm sharing a couple of posts at her Words on the Page blog. The first looks at freelance writing "rules" and why you shouldn't follow someone else's playbook.
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Taking Time Off From Writing

Do you ever feel like you can't take time off as a freelance writer or blogger, whether that's a vacation or sick time?

Sure, sometimes you have to push through. But it's also OK to put yourself first. It might be best for everyone involved.

Here's how to know when you need a break before burnout, some exercises to help you avoid that, and tips on preparing before an emergency break is necessary.
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Calling BS on Bad Freelance Writing Advice

Every year +Lori Widmer hosts Writers Worth Month in May.

This year I'm calling BS on some of the worst #freelancewriting advice being spewed by the insta-expert crowd in the freelance community.

http://wordsonpageblog.com/2017/05/writers-worth-when-to-call-bullshit.html

Don't fall for it.
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Modeling Your Freelance Writing Career for Ongoing Motivation

Waiting on someone else to tell you how to build a #freelancewriting career, or modeling your business on someone else's, isn't enough. Be different by being you, and find ongoing #motivation in the process.
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