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Sophie Addison

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Hello, All
I am Sophie a beautician an health researcher. I am looking for an experts and authors who can write on health,fitness and beauty category. I can give you equitable compensation for it. Feel free to contact me on saddison94@gmail.com.
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Kirsty Stuart

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A personal post about how working as a freelance writer online just saved my skin...
 
How being a freelance writer online just saved me...
One of the (many) great things about earning a living from freelance writing online is that I can do it from anywhere.
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All the best with the course and for the future +Kirsty Stuart.
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Sylviane Nuccio

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Are you a freelance writer in search of that perfect client? http://www.sylvianenuccio.com/attracting-your-ideal-clients

#freelancewriters   #freelancewriting   #entrepreneurship  
Are you still wondering why you're not attracting your ideal clients as a freelance writer? Here are few vital points that you need to consider for success.
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I'm delighted that you are doing what you want and are doing well at it.
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Albert Lanier

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SPECS IN THE CITY: Its only natural as a writer starting out in the freelance trade or having done it for a little while to seek information by reading articles about freelancing.

     However, as a veteran freelancer, I have become skeptical of a lot of these articles I see promoted in groups here on Google Plus and elsewhere.

     For example, I just read an article about freelancing. What raised my eyebrows was that there was no practical or pragmatic real world advice and tips on how to freelance. The piece just emphasized assessing one's situation, dealing with that situation and then changing your situation. Any notes on how to query editors? Nope. Tips on how to meet deadlines effectively? Not  a one. Advice on how to maximize your  income from magazine writing? Nowhere to be found.

     Granted, my tenure in the freelance trade may have something to do with my point of view. In 20 years, I spent more writing articles than reading articles about how to freelance.

     However,  freelancing is by nature a practical and pragmatic profession. Its about being published, posted and paid. Its not about hopes, wishes, dreams. rainbows, unicorns and pots of gold.

     I know that's sounds tough but freelancing isn't an easy line of work to be in.

     My advice to any new freelancer beginning in the biz is to be wary of any article you read about freelancing online.

     Don't take any piece dealing with freelancing seriously if it doesn't feature any information about some actual aspect of the business. If an article talks more about philosophy than economy, you may want to skip it and read something else.

     Look for practical and pragmatic steps in any article you can take as a freelancer to better your craft or business. What are the take home points you can use and apply?

     Also, consider the source. Who is the writer of the piece? What kind of background do they have? If the writer of the piece is as inexperienced as you are then their advice might not be worth taking.

     In the final analysis, you want the best preparation possible as a freelancer.  Just as a car wont run if you put sugar in the gas tank, the same is true if you follow ineffective advice given in some articles.


    
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Kirsty Stuart

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Ever wondered what the difference is between freelance writers and the rest of the world? Find out here...
 
Freelance Writers Online: The Difference Between Us and Them...
I quit my job and built a career as a freelance writer online so I could do all the things I loved to do instead of all the things I loathed. You can too.
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MoneyPenny

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Pricing Your #Freelance Work - What Should Your #Rates Be? http://ow.ly/LPjyr
It’s a question that stops every new freelancer in their tracks: “So, what are your rates?” So: What are your rates? What should your rates be? Are you charging too much? Are you charging too little? Is there a graphic design pricing guide? Moreover: What should you pay for services such as copywriting? We’ve got the answers, so you can set your own graphic design price list and get the freelance design work and design jobs you want. A freelance ...
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MoneyPenny

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How to Land International Freelance Clients for 2015 — Now
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Albert Lanier

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SPECS IN THE CITY: This January marked my 20th anniversary as a full-time freelance writer. Its been an interesting two decades as  a writer/businessman-the definition of a freelance writer-and I wish I could say things are getting better for the profession I have been a part of all these years but quite frankly I don't think that is the case.

     To begin with, writers have much more responsibility now than when I started. In the early and mid 1990's, all you were responsible for was writing , reporting and researching your articles and turning them in for publication then waiting for the check.

     Now, a freelancer has to do all of above and promote and market themselves as individuals as well as their work. You need to be on all the major social media networks and outlets. In my case, this also means being interviewed on radio shows, podcasts, webcasts, cable access TV shows and blogs.

     Then there is the nature of acquiring freelance work. Back in the 90's, I did what was called "cold calling"-calling publications to inquire as to whether they used freelancers-and then "mail-outs"-xeroxing my clips and sending copies in addressed manila envelopes to magazines and newspapers.

     Thank goodness, I don't have to do that anymore. Freelancers can simply e-mail their samples and resumes these days.

     However as a veteran freelancer or as I like to call myself, an old fart in the business, I have concerns about the current state of freelancing today.

     To begin with, I m not comfortable with content mills. Granted, I have never written for any nor am I an expert on such mills but what I have heard of such outlets indicates low pay and unsatisfactory results. I cant say outright that such mills are exploitative but I wouldn't be surprised.

     I also don't care for bidding for work. I don't do it. I have no problem with negotiating with potential writing clients and publications but simply bidding for freelance work as if I m the owner of some contracting firm doesn't interest me and doesn't seem like an effective way of being a productive freelancer.

     I also have never had a blog and never have had my own website. Blogs in and of itself are not bad but my view if that people should get crucial freelance experience in magazines and newspapers before setting up a blog. The fact you have credits will establish instant credibility compared to just being a person who is trying to be a writer by setting up a blog. As for websites, I have never needed one in order to work although setting up a site for yourself is perfectly fine so long as one doesn't think it will increase your workload or garner more business.

     I know this sounds like a middle aged guy spouting off about how the old days were better than the present but there are new developments and institutions these days that I simply don't care for.

     I have always believed that the best way to be a working freelancer is to DIY- Do It Yourself.  Contact the editors, send your resume and sample e-mails and market and promote the hell out of yourself primarily through media interviews. Don't leave it in the hands of other people, institutions or outlets.

     Yes, I am-and I hate this phrase-Old School but Id rather be old school than a dropout or expelled.

     Class dismissed.

   
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Matt Inglot

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I recently interviewed full-time freelance poker writer Barry Carter on productivity, particularly on working from home, but getting things done period. Barry's a real down to earth guy and the knowledge he drops is awesome. Would love to know what you think!
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Martyna Baker

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Stuck in a writer's rut? Check out my latest blog
Writer’s block – it’s like saying “Macbeth” behind the scenes of a play – the worst thing that could happen to you as a writer; but, does it really exist and, if so, how do you overcome it? Writer’s block...Read more
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Kirsty Stuart

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Here are all the things I wish I'd known when I first started freelance writing online...
 
Freelance Writing Online: 6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started

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This is what all the highly-paid freelance writers online are doing while hoping the lowly-paid writers applying for jobs on Elance don’t cotton on to...
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Usha Deepty

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Hello everyone,

I am doing content writing for last two year and i am authorized, certified writer. i have good experience and vital knowledge in content writing.

I provide contents, niche blog, affiliate marketing, website about page, everything. if you interested please contact to ushadeeptybhw@gmail.com
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Lynn Foster

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Looking for some really powerful motivation to start freelancing? Here is  an inclusive list of 100 ideas for you.
Are you thinking about becoming a freelance writer? This can become a very productive career if you have the needed talent, commitment and time-management
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Helpful article, thanks! :)
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Hourly Consultant

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Do what you love and earn from that! #freelance #freelancer #freelancing #graphicdesign  
These people used technology to turn their passions into careers. Here's what they learned along the way.
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MoneyPenny

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Get motivation for freelance writing, and a list of over 70 sources of freelance writing and earning. “The only safe thing is to take a chance.” (Mike Nichols)
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MoneyPenny

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The 100 Best #Websites for #Writers in 2015 http://ow.ly/LNuRw
Whether you want to laugh, learn or be inspired, we’ve got you covered with this year’s list of the best websites for writers.
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Thank you +Blogging Beach +Kabria Rogers +Josh Marvin +Kelley Jackson +John Soares for your +1s and for the share.
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Elna Cain

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Want to grow your blog? Learn how to prove yourself and watch your traffic grow!
Has blogging become a chore for you? What used to be the first thing on your to-do list is now the last thing on your on your mind. You now dread having to write for your blog. Having a blog is a huge commitment that many new bloggers fail to recognize. Not only do you …
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Natalie Smithson

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Fantastic advice and a video guaranteed to make you laugh:
"It’s very easy to jump to the wrong conclusions about feedback, particularly if you’re expecting the worst. So take some time to really understand what’s being said, and separate the content of the feedback from your emotional reaction to it (defensiveness, irritation, despair)."

#writing   #feedback   #criticism  
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