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Kirsty Stuart

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Is your website's 'About Me' page costing you freelance writing clients?
 
Is your 'About Me' page costing your freelance writing clients?
Find out here: http://www.freelancerfaqs.com/about-page-costing-freelance-writing-clients/
Not sure if your 'about' page is up to par with your clients' expectations? Learn more about writing a great 'about' page for your freelance writing site.
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Writers in Charge

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You don’t treat your blog like a business. So it doesn’t become one

Are you dreaming of making big money from your blog?

The trouble is, most bloggers never go beyond dreaming.

They imagine they’ll post about whatever strikes their fancy each day, and readers will magically appear. Next, those readers will spend thousands buying your products or services. Even if you have no idea what those items might be.

And you’ll be rich!

It seldom works out this way.

Why? Most bloggers neglect to do a few important things that lay the groundwork for a high-earning blog. In essence, they’re hoping the luck fairy will wave her wand, and — presto! — they’ll be pulling in six figures from their blog.

Most have only a dim idea how the money-earning side of blogging works. I know, because many write me proudly proclaiming their plan to slap up some AdSense ads and cash in. But ads only work on sites with huge traffic, which few new bloggers have.

In sum, the big problem is that you don’t treat your blog like a business. So it doesn’t become one.

How can you set up your blog for financial success? Here are three major business mistakes new bloggers make that leave their blogs floundering instead of earning:

 - See more at: http://www.writersincharge.com/fundamental-mistakes-that-set-bloggers-up-to-fail/#sthash.0FT8RvF1.dpuf
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Albert Lanier

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SPECS IN THE CITY:  I was reading another writer's thread on Google + when one of the commenters felt that there wasn't enough freelance work available for millions of writers and therefore pushing the notion that freelancers can work more than infrequently is a flawed and unrealistic notion.

     Normally, I m a sober realist and highly pragmatic when it comes to being a writer. However, I had to disagree on this topic.

     To begin with, freelancing is a rather fluid and flexible vocation. Unlike mainstream employment, a freelancer doesn't have a job but does have work. Work may come and go and yes, time may get tough and freelancers may not work at times as much as they would like to-even a veteran like me has been through down times.

     However, work comes in more than one form. I have tended to rely on assignments as a writer but I have also pitched articles as well. The advantage that a freelancer has that most people engaged in regular employment don't have is that we can create work for ourselves.

     Granted, even creating work for yourself has limits-you aren't going to get paid for articles you pitch if no one publishes your pieces-but at least a freelancer can exhaust different means to bringing revenues.

     What some individuals may have to adjust to when they become freelancers is the idea of a fixed, stable, specific market for work. The idea that there are only so many writing jobs to go around and if you don't get any of those jobs, you wont work is not really accurate.

     The reality is that in writing as in some aspects of life, the truth is far more complicated than expected.

     One of the keys I have found in surviving as a freelancer is having a productive mindset and focusing on work. Every piece matters and every successful pitch and assignment is significant.

     Though I am wary of mind over matter, attitude determines aptitude types of philosophy,  I do have to admit that if you think there isn't enough work to go around, it wont be much of a shock if in your career, you aren't writing that much and get your pieces posted and published.

     In the end, being a freelancer especially a full-time one is a hard enough career choice. If you don't think there is enough work to go around, best to try another career.
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Kirsty Stuart

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How to Simplify Your Freelance Writing Work Day (Or: How to Work (and Play) Stress-Free Every Day):
 
How to Simplify Your Freelance Writing Work Day...
If you want to simplify the tasks and processes relating to your own freelance writing business, here are some ideas...
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Gina Horkey

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Is a lack of writing samples your current favorite excuse for not pursuing your freelance writing business goals? Read this post and don't let it be an excuse any longer!

http://www.freelancefreedomfighter.com/4-ways-to-build-up-samples-when-you-dont-have-any/
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Ariele Sieling

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Anyone else have cats as coworkers? :) #catsrule  
 
Today I bring you tidings from the land of #freelancer s,  where everything is jolly and #cats . I hope you enjoy: The Coworker Sonnet. #catlovers   #catsofgoogleplus   #coworkers   #workfromhome  
Today I was chatting online complaining about current coworkers. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE--this is a joke because I don't have any... because I freelance... because I work from home in my living room... ANYWAY, the only coworkers I have are my cats. And I said, "you have coworkers, I have coworkers, and we all have to deal." Which made my friend online laugh: "hahahahaha." And that made me think: I bet the things I love about my coworke...
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Doreen Schollmeier

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You're a freelancer? You love what you do? You are seeking for new clients?

Submit a short love letter to your freelance life and highlight your profile to clients worldwide. All submittals will be shared in our newsletter, blog and social accounts.

Find all details here: https://www.freelancermap.com/freelancer-tips/10726-participate-in-our-blog-carnival-and-reach-global-clients-.
Channel Freelancer Tips, Participate in our Blog Carnival and reach global clients! - You are a freelancer and would like to gain attention of worldwide clients? You are seeking for new gigs and want to grow your customer base? Then write a short article about why you love being a freelancer and present yourself in our global network with a backlink of your choice! The best submission will be shared via Social Media. Find further details on the p...
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Taslim OKUNOLA

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Get your perfect blog post via #fiverr http://www.fiverr.com/s/87xezz #fiverrgigs 
For only $5, deewhy4ril will write a perfect blog post. | I will write you a 300-word post for your blog. I have been blogging for 2 years now.My blogging experience includes:PoliticsMobile TechTechnologyMotivationalStudentand so on.What I | On Fiverr.com
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Lizzie Davey

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Do you guys agree/have any more to add?
Want to be a successful freelance writer? Here are 7 characteristics you'll need to hone if you want to get ahead in the industry.
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Rahat Mustasin Ishaque

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I am a freelance writer at 'elance.com'. I have shared the link where you can find my profile. I would be waiting to hired and prove my eligibility. Thank you all in advance.
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Kirsty Stuart

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11 Ways to Stay Motivated... How Successful Freelancers Avoid Losing Their Mojo: https://www.stridehealth.com/blog/post/tips-for-staying-motivated
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Andy Mura

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The freelance writing world is becoming quite competitive! This article presents some interesting ways in which freelance writers can stand out from the crowd and find their niche.
http://www.swarmcontent.com/#!How-You-Can-Instantly-Become-More-Competitive-In-The-Freelance-Content-Writing-Market/c1r22/55b5fec70cf24f011b684492
      As we all know there are many excellent freelance writers, copywriters and ghostwriters out there.   The good news is that the increasing amount of websit...
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Writers in Charge

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Quick Lessons From an Experiment in Cold Pitching

I don’t hide the fact that I’m a huge advocate of having clients come to you; I favor this model because it was how I accidentally became a freelance writer; if clients are coming to me, why go after them?

It’s also puts me in control, since they are coming to me, and that’s a big deal over here at Writers in Charge!

However, in the process of promoting my Stop Pitching Clients program, I’ve gotten emails from readers asking a variation of this question:

“Can I still get clients if I don’t want to start a blog?“.

To some, blogging is a lot of work; setting up a blog, writing your first few articles, and promoting your blog. It all takes time, and they’d rather not do it.

This is understandable.

Though the results you can get from blogging can be impressive (did I tell you I once got, and turned down, an offer from Coca Cola to be their music blogger in Nigeria? Screenshot below), but for some this is too much work.

Coca Cola Hire email

- See more at: http://www.writersincharge.com/quick-lessons-from-an-experiment-in-cold-pitching/#sthash.6fdfH5nP.dpuf
Is cold pitching effective? Yes, If done right. I share some quick lessons from a successful cold pitching experiment.
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Lizzie Davey

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Today I look at some of the benefits of starting a blog to boost your freelance writing career. As well as getting your name out there, it also gives you a platform where you can show off your skills... Do you have any more points to add?! 
Want to get more freelance writing gigs? Here's how starting a blog can instantly boost your writing career and get you more clients.
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Lizzie Davey

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"Being professional" means something different for every person, especially when it comes to freelancing. What does it mean to you?
What is professionalism? This debate has been raging for years, so I try to dissect the meaning behind this over-used phrase.
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Writers in Charge

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Quitting Your Job to Become a Freelance Writer

Running Writers in Charge has provided me with lots of amazing opportunities, and to see that tens of thousands of people follow my work, and that people from all walks of life would want to involve me in life-altering decisions is humbling. I’m honored, and I thank you for your trust.

That said, I believe it is absolutely important to address something critical, and potentially life-altering that several readers have been contacting me about increasingly lately.

I’ve been getting variations of the following question:

“Should I quit my job to be a freelance writer full time?”

Initially, it seems like a simple question but things become tricky when I see the passion with which it was asked.

http://www.writersincharge.com/quitting-your-job-to-become-a-freelance-writer/
Running Writers in Charge has provided me with lots of amazing opportunities, and to see that tens of thousands of people follow my work, and that people from all walks of life would want to involve me in life-altering decisions is humbling. I'm honored, and I thank you for your trust.
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Lizzie Davey

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Finally I've got a new video up! This time, I offer some ways you can showcase your skills to clients when you don't have a portfolio. How do you do it when you started out?
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Writers in Charge

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The Three Most Important Steps You Can Take to Get Started as a Freelance Writer - Bamidele Onibalusi (WritersInCharge)

There’s just so much information out there – blogs, books, courses being pitched right and left, experts and teachers – that eventually cripples you and prevents you from doing what really matters; getting started.

You’re just so excited and passionate about getting started right that you can’t stop yourself from looking for the very best information.

Before you know it, you’re overwhelmed with so much information you don’t know what to do.

Expert A says “do this”, and expert B says “this is the best” and, then there’s confusion.

Exactly what is essential?

- See more at: http://www.writersincharge.com/steps-to-get-started/#sthash.B8dkQgIK.dpuf
Getting started can be extremely overwhelming to new freelance writers. There's just so much information out there - blogs, books, courses being pitched right and left, experts and teachers - that ...
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Andy Mura

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Why Do Freelance Writers Charge What They Charge (Infographic). A useful summary of costs and expenses that freelance writers should take into account when negotiating with a client!
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Rahat Mustasin Ishaque

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My dear 'would be' clients, I am Rahat Mustasin Ishaque and I am interested to grow my career as a writer. I have written a lot as a freelancer and hence, I have the capability to please my clients with my eligibility in writing.

To know more about me, please work with me. I would be happy to build a long term working relationship with you.

I would be eagerly looking for your replies.

Thanks in advance.
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