Freelance Business Tips

5 Things to Do to Increase Your Freelance Writing Income

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Are you unsatisfied with how much you are earning right now? Do you want to increase your freelance writing income? Image source While there is no exact formula for this, there are certain things you can do to earn more. 1. Optimize your calendar or to-do list. I live by the calendar. I used to rely on Google Calendar for everything, but recently, I tried out something new. It’s a to-do app called Timely, which basically tracks how long it takes you to finish a task. You can assign an estimated time for each task, and start/end the timer manually. [Read more…]

Tips to Handle Work Overflow

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Finding freelance writing jobs is not the easiest of activities. You’ll probably attest to that. This is why we have those periods when we can barely make ends meet in spite of scouring websites for jobs. Whether you check our daily listings of freelance writing jobs, look for jobs on this website or do Google searches using the keyword “freelance writing jobs” and all its variations, there are times when you won’t have as much work as you need. Then there are those times when you bite off more than you can chew. It happens to the best of us [Read more…]

Should You Send Christmas Greeting Cards to Your Clients?

Should You Send Christmas Greeting Cards to Your Clients?

Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, and you may have gotten everyone in your circle of family and friends presents by now. But have you thought about sending Christmas greeting cards to your clients? To send or not to send Christmas greeting cards to clients is not a new question. In fact, we’ve talked about it before on FWJ. (See: Do You Send Holiday Greetings to Clients?) It’s been several years since then. Have things changed? Should you still consider sending Christmas greeting cards to your clients as a must? This could very well be one person’s opinion [Read more…]

What Building a New Habit Can Teach You About Becoming More Than Just a Competent Freelance Writer

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Editor’s note: This post was written by Sam Eddy, the founder of Fulfilling Aspirations. He wants you to know that changing your habits can help you accomplish big things. If you’re interested in knowing more, click here. Ever feel like you’re stuck at being just a competent freelance writer? Yes, you attract the type of clients you want and charge them what you’re worth. Yes, you stay in touch with former clients, sending them a short email to say hi. Yes, you no longer worry about sliding down the slippery slope of an ever-expanding project, because you have a clause [Read more…]

Financial Pitfalls for Freelance Writers – and How to Avoid Them

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Freelance writers have all the financial freedom in the world, don’t we? Source I wish!!! The truth is that while we do have the potential to earn more than if we held a 9-to-5 job, the degree of financial uncertainty is always there. It’s not far from the truth to say that freelance writers may face more uncertainty when it comes to financial issues. While we do have those periods when we get a whole lot of money, there are financial pitfalls that we should not ignore. If we tend to “live easy, love free”, before we know it, we [Read more…]

Why It Is Important to Get New Clients Even if You Have Enough Regular Work

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I could be wrong, but many of you probably have regular clients that bring in most of your income. You’ve worked with these clients for a long time, and you know that you will get steady work from them. It might even be that you know their needs and preferences by heart that you can write for them in your sleep. Source There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but there is also something important about reaching out to get new clients from time to time – even if you already have enough regular clients. Today, I’d like to share the [Read more…]

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