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Published on 5th Nov., 2017

10 Job Boards for Writers and They’re All Free!

Finding freelance writing work can feel like an endless trip on a hamster wheel, so knowing where to look for new gigs will save you time and frustration. We’ve rounded up ten of the most popular and active job boards ...
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Published on 29th Aug., 2017

Easy Ways to Ask Your Clients for Testimonials

A great way to build your freelance writing business is using testimonials that capture the attention of potential clients and editors. By adding a few raving testimonials to your website, you’re showing new clients that you have a proven track ...
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Published on 4th July, 2017

How to Write a Cold Pitch for Freelance Writing

Freelance writing is often a roller coaster ride of busy periods and dry spells. If you’d like to even out those highs and lows, cold pitching is a great place to start. Send out cold pitches consistently, even during your ...
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Published on 13th June, 2017

Should You Write for Free?

I’m willing to place a bet that you’ve either already written for free or have considered it before. Whether or not you should write for exposure is hotly contested on the Internet and you’ll find that some writers stand firm ...
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Published on 3rd June, 2017

Information to Include for a Perfect Portfolio

Whether you’re focusing on copywriting for businesses, writing features for magazines, or reporting for your local paper, you need a good writing portfolio to get hired for more work. Obviously, you need to include your best articles but what else ...
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Published on 28th April, 2017

How to Bounce Back from Rejection Letters

A quick but polite “No thanks,” from a magazine editor. A short and rude “No way,” from a popular blog. Crickets on your short story submission. Rejections will stack up quickly during your writing career.
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Published on 27th March, 2017

4 Habits to Make More Money as a Writer

When looking to earn more money and find new writing projects, the first thought that comes to mind for many writers is sending out more pitches and scrolling through job boards. And while that can be an essential part of ...
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Published on 13th Sept., 2016

Building ‘Brand You’

Every freelance writer has a brand, it may not be in the same format as the big company brands we are used to encountering in our every day lives, but it is a brand none the less.
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Published on 27th Feb., 2016

Top Tips for Pitching to Editors

Getting through to editors is sometimes difficult. They are always busy. Particularly on Press Day, for print publications. Although more and more content is online, there are still thousands of magazines, newspapers, and local publications which have a press day ...