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The Truth About How Much Freelance Writers Make

The Truth About How Much Freelance Writers Make | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
Wondering how much you can earn as a freelance writer? There is data out there on freelance income, but here's something even more accurate...
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An article from one of my favourite writers, Carole Tice, about how much money freelance writers actually make. And how they won't make more than they envision themselves making. 

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Some honest insight about how much freelance writers make. From one of my favourite online writers, Carole Tice. 

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Some Freelancing Sites That You May Not Know

Some Freelancing Sites That You May Not Know | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
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Tired Of Hustling As A Freelancer? These Companies Will Find Gigs For You ...
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Forbes magazine suggests some places to land freelancing gigs, such as SkillBridge and Hourly Nerd. Read to find out more! 

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Peter Shallard’s advice for entrepreneurs

Peter Shallard’s advice for entrepreneurs | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
Get access to free business psychology tips, tactics, strategies and advice. How to create wealth, freedom AND impact.
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Track your freelancing business expenses | lynda.blog

Track your freelancing business expenses | lynda.blog | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
Learn how to properly track and report your freelance expenses for financial peace of mind, today on the lynda.com blog.
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Nice summary of how to track your expenses as a freelancer. 

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7 Lessons That Solopreneurs Can Learn From Comedians « The ...

7 Lessons That Solopreneurs Can Learn From Comedians « The ... | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
Most stand-up comics are solopreneurs, at least in their careers' formative years. Gil Greengross, Ph.D, writes in Psychology Today: “No other art, besides stand-up comedy, requires that the artist will both create and perform ...
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Learn from comedians about how to have a successful freelance career. For example: be a perfectionist, develop your own voice. 

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Top Freelancing Tips for Every Stage of Life | FreelanceFolder

Top Freelancing Tips for Every Stage of Life | FreelanceFolder | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
According to article after article, a substantial number of adults are engaged in freelancing and the number of freelancers is increasing. For example,
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Freelancers are divided into different life stages, each with its own unique challenges, from the student freelancer to the semi-retired freelancer.

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10 Ways to Keep Your Freelancing Business a Secret (HUMOR)

10 Ways to Keep Your Freelancing Business a Secret (HUMOR) | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
Are too many people finding out that you're a freelancer? Are you constantly bothered by those pesky requests for people wanting to engage you for your
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Funny article about how NOT to promote your business. Funny but makes good points! 

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Strategy as a tool to avoid solopreneur overwhelm

Strategy as a tool to avoid solopreneur overwhelm | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
Overwhelm is a huge and common problem for solopreneurs. Many people falsely think you can build a solopreneur business because there's just too much to do.

 

Hiring outsourced help may be a good option for you at some ...

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Well written piece on why overwhelm is a big concern for solopreneurs (you do it all!) and some strategies for being less overwhelmed. 

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8 Compelling Reasons for the Heart Based Solopreneur to Run a ...

8 Compelling Reasons for the Heart Based Solopreneur to Run a ... | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it

When two participants in my coaching group asked how to go about putting on a teleseminar last week and I went through the same explanation twice ... 

 

Reasons to hold a teleseminar, and what it actually is. 

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Giving away something free seems counter-intuitve, but this entrepeneur explains how a free teleseminar can be a big boost to the entrepeneur, giving the entrepeneur material she can leverage for a long time, and many new potential clients and contacts. 

 

Having attended a few of these conferences, I can attest that they seem to be a powerful way to reach out. 

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Half Of Us May Soon Be Freelancers

Half Of Us May Soon Be Freelancers | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it

Half Of Us May Soon Be Freelancers. 

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According to studies, half of creative people will soon be working on a freelancing basis. 

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How Freelancing can improve your health ? | Freelancer's Freelancer

Here are some pointers to use freelancing to improve your health : 1. Anti-obesity Like Cassius, a freelancer is lean and has got a hungry look because he thinks too much.. 

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An article that makes the point that being a freelancer is good for your health, because you can avoid stress, and you live a natural more relaxed lifestyle. 

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13+ Chart and Diagram Creation Tools for Freelancers and Others ...

13+ Chart and Diagram Creation Tools for Freelancers and Others ... | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
Do you ever need to share statistics and data? Have you ever tried to explain a complex process or describe a relationship between two things? Charts and.
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An excellent list of tools that help you make graphs and charts, in a presentation. Good for freelancers or somone working as an employer in a business. Good list! 

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Be an informed solopreneur with Google Alerts

One of the biggest challenges of being a solopreneur is staying on top of everything it takes to run your business. In addition all the tasks and planning you need to do, you somehow need to stay on top of.
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Google Alerts is a great idea for keeping up with trends in your business. This is a tool that I find very useful, for myself, too. 

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How to gain back control of your life when freelancing - Creative Boom

How to gain back control of your life when freelancing - Creative Boom | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
Creative Boom
How to gain back control of your life when freelancing
Creative Boom
Freelancing can take over your life.
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Excellent advice about staying in control as a freelancer, by getting up early, feeding yourself, and just generally keeping boundaries in your life. Nicely said! 

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Five Great Strategies for Freelancers

Five Great Strategies for Freelancers | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
Five One-Hour Routines That Will Improve Your Life as a Freelancer
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Who is your most valuable client? It's not the one who brings you the most money. Nor is it the one who is most famous.
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Some great practical strategies for improving your freelancing business. The first example: scour job posting for possible freelancing opportunities. The company obviously needs someone that meets your skill set, and you can fill in for a while as a freelancer -- this may lead to a client, maybe a foot in the door, and maybe even a long-term client.

 

Read the article for more practical strategies! 

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Be a Happy Writer: 10 Ideas for Writing Businesses You Can Start Today

Be a Happy Writer: 10 Ideas for Writing Businesses You Can Start Today | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
There’s never in the history of the world been a better time to be a writer. You can write what you like. No one will burn you at the stake for your ideas.


The biggest benefit of all: you’ve got the Internet.


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Ten amazing ideas for starting a writing business ... these seem like really good ideas! 

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, October 19, 2013 4:25 PM

Those of us who like to write are looking for how to do it, and also get paid. These are some amazing ideas for how to make a business from online writing. 

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8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Discount Your Freelancing Rates and 4 Reasons Why You Might Want to

8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Discount Your Freelancing Rates and 4 Reasons Why You Might Want to | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it

Has this ever happened to you? You've just had a great phone conversation with a potential client. You've typed up a proposal that summarizes everything that


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Awesome advice about why it is not good, in fact, dangerous, to discount your rates. 

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The Pros And Cons Of Freelancing: Are You Ready For It? [Infographic]

The Pros And Cons Of Freelancing: Are You Ready For It? [Infographic] | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
The word ‘freelancer’ is interesting. It doesn’t have the same meaning as the word ‘entrepreneur.’ Some people say the only difference between freelancing and entrepreneurship is mindset.

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Fantastic infographic on the pros and cons of freelancing. Great way to see the positives and negatives in one easy-to-understand document. 

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The Truth About How Much Freelance Writers Make

The Truth About How Much Freelance Writers Make | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
Wondering how much you can earn as a freelance writer? There is data out there on freelance income, but here's something even more accurate...
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An article from one of my favourite writers, Carole Tice, about how much money freelance writers actually make. And how they won't make more than they envision themselves making. 

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, September 29, 2013 7:12 AM

Some honest insight about how much freelance writers make. From one of my favourite online writers, Carole Tice. 

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A Completely Subjective Dos and Don'ts Guide to Freelancing - Lifehacker

A Completely Subjective Dos and Don'ts Guide to Freelancing - Lifehacker | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
A Completely Subjective Dos and Don'ts Guide to Freelancing Lifehacker Since moving here, enough people have burnished my ego by telling me I'm the only one our age they know who is making a full-time go of the freelance game, which is both...
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Good advice about making it as a freelancer, like find your "people," and then be insanely loyal to them. 

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Startup Professionals Musings: Freelancers Are The New Entrepreneurs For Services

Startup Professionals Musings: Freelancers Are The New Entrepreneurs For Services | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it

Via Marco Torregrossa and the Euro Freelancers Team
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Article from the perspective of a business starting up, telling how freelancers are now the way to staff a business. 

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Marco Torregrossa and the Euro Freelancers Team's curator insight, September 18, 2013 11:02 AM

Independent specialists are becoming the preferred way to staff a business, regardless of the economy.

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Solopreneur Definition « The Solopreneur Life®

Solopreneur Definition « The Solopreneur Life® | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
It is a true business, not a freelance job.” Outside the Coccoon: “A solopreneur is exactly the same as an entrepreneur except that they are creating a business without employees, without much funding, and in my case starting ...
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What is a "solopreneur"? This post gives some actual definitions. 

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7 Important Rules for Freelancers

7 Important Rules for Freelancers | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
Some full time workers might think freelancing life could be much better. Well, yes and no. Yes is because you will have more time to do you own stuff, you're self-employed and basically you are your own boss.

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Rules for freelancing, in comic form. Very good advice, like surrounding yourself with inspiration, and creating boundaries. 

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malek's curator insight, August 14, 2013 11:17 AM

Life is a side effect

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Quit Your Job and Become a Freelance Writer Instead

Quit Your Job and Become a Freelance Writer Instead | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
If you want to become a freelance writer you can. You don’t have to wait around for anybody to give you a break.

 

Become a freelance writer by carving out your own path

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Great encouragement for making a life that works for you! 

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, August 4, 2013 10:50 PM

An engaging post from this online writer who is encouraging everyone who wants to become a fulltime freelance writer, to just go ahead and do it. Great website! 

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Ten things to try before quitting freelancing

Ten things to try before quitting freelancing | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
Ten things to try before quitting #freelancing http://t.co/MoOqeoYhPC by @sc_translations

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Tempted to quit freelancing? Try doing a different kind of website, or perhaps go to an industry event ... don't quit too easily! 

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Freelancers: 10 Emerging Fields To Tap Into

Freelancers: 10 Emerging Fields To Tap Into | The Solopreneur Life | Scoop.it
Over the past year, the freelancing industry has really started to see some solid growth across a number of fields that have not been traditionally considered to be fields where freelancers might have been able to gain consistent work.

Via Marco Torregrossa and the Euro Freelancers Team
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Here is a list of specific fields that are available for freelancing work right now -- this list is very technical, and requires very specific knowledge. 

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Marco Torregrossa and the Euro Freelancers Team's curator insight, June 20, 2013 6:48 PM

The freelancing industry is definitely an evolving environment. With new fields of interest constantly gaining popularity, and employers on the lookout for top talent on a daily basis, there’s no doubt that there are emerging exciting opportunities out there for talented professionals.