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Understand that your freelance writing career is a business.
The quality of your product — the writing — is an important aspect of being successful and profitable. But on its own it is not enough. You must have a system to track the money if you want to pay next month’s bills.
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Once the creative work is done, it is vital for writers to think like businesspeople. In this section, you’ll learning everything you need for running a business.
The Only Thing That’s Stopping You From Freelance Writing Success
What’s this thing, this affliction that hurts writing careers? What’s the one thing that’s stopping you from achieving freelance writing success?
The Six Numbers No Freelance Writer Can Afford To Ignore
There are a few numbers that no freelance writer can afford to ignore because they provide insight into your business and make clear your shortfalls.
How To Recession-Proof Your Writing Business
If you’re looking for a truly recession-proof career, you should be doing a mix of all these things.
Lessons Learned From My Toughest Year In The Freelancing Business
For the first time in 12 years of full-time freelancing, I was beginning to panic. Of course, the more I panicked, the harder it became to get back on track, to kick ass, and to get the assignments I needed.
Is Syndication Still A Good Business Model For Freelancers?
I believe syndication (or selling reprints) is a waste of time for writers now and unless you already have star power or name recognition, it’s not going to be a big money-maker for you. Here’s why.
Writer Beware: Why Not To Sell All Rights To Your Work
You can’t change what you’ve signed already, but here’s how to make sure you’re protected going forward.
In A Freelance Writing Crisis? Here’s How To Get Through It
Here are some of the most common freelance crises that you can look forward to meeting over your career and as you’re running the business, and a few tips on how to bid adieu to them quickly and easily.
3 Ways That Low-Paying Assignment May Turn Out To Be A Good Deal
Before you turn down work, it’s worth considering the ways in which a seemingly low-paying assignment might actually turn out to be a good deal.
Why Good Writers Cling To Lousy Clients
Here are some reasons why writers allow clients to treat them shabbily and how you can learn not to do that anymore.