The Dreaded L-Word That Cripples Freelance Writers

Posted October 26th, 2013 by Val and filed in Getting Started, Productivity
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StopwatchI read a quote today on twitter that profoundly describes where I’ve been lately. The quote, which was from AWAI, said:

When a customer decides to do something later, they mean never.”

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Put Up Your Freelance Writer Website

Prayer is the languageA freelance website is one of the most important marketing tools for anyone that is serious about making money writing online. It’s one way to impress potential clients and get you hired.

After several years of half-heartedly limping along, I have decided to get serious about my freelance writing career, and I have created my freelance writer website. It’s called Simply Results Copy. I have been studying and practicing copywriting long enough to believe that I have the skills needed to deliver results to anyone who is seeking a skilled web copywriter.

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Can You Get Rich Quick As a Freelance Writer?

Posted September 1st, 2013 by Val and filed in Getting Started, Make Six Figures
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Fat WalletMaking six figures as a freelance writer can happen. In fact, it does happen quite often to those who make a strategic plan and diligently stay on track for the long haul. But can you get rich quick as a writer?

Many people dream of a day when they can quit their day job and work from home. Probably one of the quickest ways to start making at least a little bit of money online is through writing. Every website needs content, and many webmasters pay people to provide that content.

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3 Lessons Learned from a Writing Workshop

Posted July 18th, 2013 by Val and filed in Getting Started, Personal
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St. Patrick's Day Party Gone Awry

I joined a writer’s workshop at my church. The reason I joined has less to do with working on writing skills and more to do with having a bit of time for friendship and fellowship. And it’s also so that I can spend some time one-on-one with my fourteen-year-old daughter. So I didn’t have any high expectations that my writing skills would improve measurably during this eight-week workshop.

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Can You Call Yourself a Writer?

Posted July 12th, 2013 by Val and filed in Getting Started, Writing Motivation
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If someone asked you if you are a writer, what would you say? Whatever genre of writing you are pursuing, what is the label you use when you talk about yourself? Do you think of yourself as a writer, or just as someone who wants to be a writer? Someone that will become a writer someday?

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Content Creation For the Clueless

Posted July 10th, 2013 by Val and filed in Getting Started, Productivity
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Clueless about content creation? Writing content can cause bloggers a ton of stress. Sometimes everything comes together while other times….well, not so much.

On a good day, creating content can seem effortless. Words flow, the birds are tweeting happily, the sun is shining…you get the idea. Then there are the bad days. You sit staring into space, unable to come up with a single idea. On those days when you don’t have a single idea, where do you turn?

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What to Include On A Freelance Writer Resume

Posted July 5th, 2013 by Val and filed in Getting Started, Writing Business
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Family Heirloom

A freelance writer resume is one of the tools you should include in your ready-for-anything toolbox. Yes, I know you are striving for the lifestyle of a freelance writer and you surely don’t want anything that even vaguely resembles a “job”. But some clients, even if what they are offering is to be done on a freelance basis, require a resume. So along with your portfolio, you should have an up-to-date resume which emphasizes your writing skills, experiences and abilities.

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The Quest For the Freedom of Freelance Writing

Posted July 4th, 2013 by Val and filed in Getting Started, Writing Business
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Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings?

The goal of becoming a freelance writer is a quest for freedom. Freedom is defined as the state of being free, which means not under external control, not confined, not regulated or enslaved.

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First Steps to First Writing Clients

Posted July 3rd, 2013 by Val and filed in Getting Started, Make Money Writing
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For new writers, nothing is more intimidating than the thought of getting your first writing clients. Remember back to when you were a teenager who had never had a job? You felt trapped in the paradox that no one was going to hire you without experience, but you couldn’t get experience without getting hired.

Becoming a freelance writer isn’t so different. To get good clients, you need to demonstrate your ability to deliver quality writing – but how can you prove you can write if you have never had any clients?

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Fairy Tales and Freelance Writing

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What does it take to become a freelance writer? The most important thing you need to know is that becoming a freelance writer requires a ton of hard work. It isn’t a career path for people who expect to coast along. How hard will you have to work? As hard as it takes.

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