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10 ways to overcome doubt, insecurity and fear as a freelance writer

Being a freelance writer is like having to ask someone out every day for the rest of your life. Not only do you face rejection on a regular basis, but you face rejection of the most personal aspects of yourself — your words and ideas. It’s the emotional equivalent of standing naked in front of the world and saying, […]

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7 more tips for success as a freelance writer

While there’s no magic formula for success as a freelance writer, there are specific things you need to do to succeed. Here are the key actions that have helped me to advance in my career, and should help you do the same: 1) Build relationships: Nearly every opportunity I’ve had came about because I knew […]

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9 things you need to succeed as a freelance writer

To make a successful living as a freelance writer, you’ll need some key basics in your arsenal. Some of them are tangible and others, not so much, but they’re all necessary to making a steady living in the independent, creative, and sometimes unpredictable world of freelance writing. In no particular order, here’s what I’ve found […]

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Blame vs. Responsibility

In my travels I run across some people who are prone to blame others for the situations they find themselves in. Rather than take responsibility for the level of success they have or haven’t achieved, and the resulting shine (or lack thereof), these people point the finger at others, make faulty assumptions and generally build […]

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