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Everything you could ever need to know about running your freelance business

Writing on writing; how to pen your novel while you freelance

September 22, 2021

Looking to write the next great best seller while getting bylines? Author Holly Williams walks through how to do it

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A guide to planning for unsteady pay

September 9, 2021

Freelancing can mean waiting a while for a paid invoice, as we all know. So how do you deal with consistentinconsistency?

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How to secure press attention for your brand

September 2, 2021

There's no such thing as bad press, or so they say. So if you want to get some attention for the work you're doing from a media outlet, here's the way to go

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Why it's more than OK to start freelancing without a niche

August 31, 2021

Freelancing with a niche is often encouraged. But Ellen Juliette argues that you don't always need a specific interest to get started.

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Online Validation and The Blue Tick

August 26, 2021

Branding is all about trust. Sadly, sometimes it feels like the best way to get that trust is to validation from strangers online. There are other routes to freelance stability.

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How to avoid clichés when writing pitch emails

August 23, 2021

Why are your pitch emails getting aired? Prospective clients want you to stand out. The worst way to do that? Including clichés in your messages.

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Switching it up: How diversifying your beats will make you a better freelance writer

August 19, 2021

You may have gone into journalism for a very specific niche. But if the work there is limited, what do you do? Well, even if you're swimming in work, expanding your beat is a fantastic way to grow as a journalist.

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Should you ask potential clients to sign an NDA?

August 16, 2021

What do you think would happen if you asked new clients to sign an NDA? Would they consider it, or immediately say no? Either way, it's something to consider. So here's everything you need to understand it.

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Navigating the journalism waiting game

August 12, 2021

What do you do if your editor is taking FOREVER to release your piece to the public? Well, you don't have a whole lot of options, but you do have a couple.

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Staying agile as a freelancer

August 9, 2021

You've grown your business into something to be proud of. Congrats! But you gotta stay light on your feet. How do you do that?

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