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25/01/2020
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3 big lessons from failing as a freelancer

Lesson №1: Never run out of money In the summer of 2016 most of my friends were deep in the job-hunt. I on the other hand was still busy writing my thesis and finishing my graduate internship in Amsterdam. As an intern in a small environmental consultancy, I felt like I was juggling with knives,

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How to Identify Your Target Market as a New Freelancer

Let me guess: You’re new to freelancing right? Then you likely have tons of questions. These questions are usually along the lines of: What do I need to get started? Where do I find my first clients? Why doesn’t anyone want to hire me? There’s no doubt that you need pointing in the right direction, but before anyone

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How to Get and Keep Clients as a Freelancer

Apparently, most writers aren’t good at marketing, and many salespeople aren’t the best at writing. Or at least that’s what people keep telling me. I am lucky enough to be both, which has been extremely successful for me. It has truly been my superpower, which allows me to be my own boss and to let me

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24/01/2020
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First Steps: Getting Started as a Freelancer

Ever think about choosing when you work, where you work, and how you work? Curious about what it’s like to be a freelancer and want to learn more about how to get started? Women Who Code DC interviewed a few current female entrepreneurs: Eve Freeman, Erin Upton-Coulsich, Evan Taylor, and Becca Goodman about their experiences

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How I made my life as a freelancer easy with these 5 simple hacks

I was working day and night. Yet, there was so much to be done! There was always so much to be done. Work was literally spilling out of my days. I was working day and night. Yet, when I counted back on the number tasks that I had accomplished through the day, I wasn’t really

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5 Mistakes Every New Freelancer Makes (And How You Can Avoid Them)

A few weeks ago I held an AMA where I was answering questions for potential freelancers. Things started off really well and I had some great conversations during the first hour or so… But then outta nowhere, the “guru” parade decided to show up and started asking questions like: In order for new freelancers to

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If you’re a freelancer who needs clients right now, content marketing is not the answer

Let me start with an admission: I’m a huge believer in content marketing for myself and for my clients’ businesses. But content marketing takes a long time to deliver results and help your business go from a drought to a flood of clients. How do you make ends meet in the meantime? How do you

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The Challenge of Defining Success as a Freelancer

What does it mean to do well in your career when you can’t be promoted? Around the end of last year, freelance writers started showing up on Twitter to sing a song of themselves. In long threads, they posted links to the articles that had made them proud, netted them a lot of cash, or

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23/01/2020
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7 Reasons No One Is Hiring You as a Freelance Writer

Making money online is simple… right? That’s what I thought when I quit my six-figure job to blog in 2017. But after seven months of hardly earning any money from my blog, I knew something had to change or I would have to crawl back to a cubicle in the corporate world. So I decided

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How Do Some People Get So Much Done In A Day? Because They Manage Their Time Like This

I was speaking on a podcast recently and the interviewer asked me a question: “How do you manage your time?” The first answer that came to mind was something tactical. Everyone always wants the “quick answer” that makes it seem like effective time management is the result of pressing 1 key on your life’s keyboard.

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