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Sophie Lizard
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Freelance writer, blogger and editor; geek to the core.
Freelance writer, blogger and editor; geek to the core.

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There’s nothing better than a great app or computer program that makes work quicker, easier and more fun. From a simple alarm clock to the most specialized email management software, the right app can not only keep you organized but help you enjoy your…

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Before I became the Managing Editor of Be a Freelance Blogger, I was a reader, just like you. And I’m still an avid reader of the posts here to this very day. One of my all-time favorite posts here on BAFB is this one on preparing for the Feast or Famine…

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Getting paid is a pain point for a lot of freelance bloggers. We mainly face these three questions: How, how often, and how much? Now, how much you charge depends on a lot of factors including niche, experience and confidence. How often depends on whether…

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Recently, I had the unfortunate experience of royally screwing up a relationship with a freelance blogging client–in a Defcon 5, nuclear kind of way. I hesitated so long to write the apology email that it was too little, too late, and I lost any…

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You made it through another year of freelance blogging. Congratulations! Your business birthday is a big deal. Really, it is. It serves as a reminder of everything you’ve accomplished, and it gives you a chance to reevaluate your business annually. Each…

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I’m just going to come right out and say it: I love going to conferences. Out of all the expenses for my freelance business this year, spending money to attend conferences was never something I regretted. I’ve been to three this year alone, across a…

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Admit it. You think about it all the time. The moment you open your eyes, while taking a shower, before going to bed, and even in the middle of the night when you unwillingly get up to use the bathroom. You think about it with so much joy that you can’t…

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So, Sophie and I were going through the BAFB archives and we came across THIS POST and we thought to ourselves, “Gee! Wouldn’t it be nice to have another post that involved templates?” But neither of us felt like writing it ourselves… So we decided to…

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Hey, watch out for that guy on the left! Bad clients are bad news for your freelance blogging career...

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There are lots of challenges you never realize you’ll need to deal with when you first dream of becoming a freelance blogger. Some of them you can brace yourself for if you read blogs like this one — things like how to ask for the rate you want, how to…
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