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Guest Post – Writing on Topics That You Don’t Care About – The Existential and Practical Struggle

This is a guest post by Ciaran R. Maidwell At some point in your freelance career, you will be presented with the option to write on a topic that you either have no real interest in or that you don’t have any prior knowledge about (the former often begetting the latter). This will probably happen multiple[…]

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6 Time Management Tips for Freelance Creatives

Guest Post by Megha Raizada Many people will agree that there is nothing better than being one’s own boss. That’s probably one of the most important factors why most people quit their jobs and become freelancers. Why wouldn’t we? You have a lot of freedom to work on your own terms. You choose the days[…]

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The Risks of Unsecured WiFi Hotspots

Guest Post by Cassie Phillips I would like to thank Anneke for publishing this article. Her site is a great place for tips and tricks to succeeding as a freelancer and for everything you need to know to have a successful career online. After reading this, I highly recommended you check out her post on[…]

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The Rubin Tendencies – What Happens When You are an Obliging Freelancer

I don’t know if any of you are familiar with Gretchen Rubin and her novels, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home – but she classifies people in four categories of tendencies when it comes to their approach on internal and external expectations. I’m not going to go into too much detail with regard to[…]

Guest Post – Freelance Writing Tips: From the Start

As you might have realized, I’ve been a bit missing in action with regard to my blog. But I’m back – and I mean business. This week I’m featuring a guest post by a recent freelance friend. Freelancing can be a rather lonely journey, so it’s always pleasant having a fellow writer reach out and[…]

A Day in the Life of A Travel Writer

This is a guest post by Rusja Foster

Being a travel writer was never a profession that I ever thought I’d be in, but it kind of happened accidentally. I’d always loved to write, whether it be stories, poems, essays or songs, and then later on in life I got bitten by the travel bug and somehow the two just sort of melded together. […]

Why Are We Still Saying Sorry? | Freelance Advice

This might be more of a personal rant than genuine freelance advice, but I do think it is something that needs to be discussed.

For some or other reason creatives tend to be rather apologetic. Throughout my writing journey and freelance career I’ve never really felt that I deserved success in life. I don’t know if it is part of our Afrikaans culture, but we tend to apologize for everything under the sun.

“Sorry for bothering you, but this is not what I ordered. If it’s not too much trouble would you maybe be able to give me my the right one?”.

That is the type of sentences that will come out of my mouth when my boyfriend and I are dining out. I did that the other day, and he argued that I will never be able to be successful if I keep saying sorry for anything and everything.

It doesn’t mean that I have to be an mean-spirited person, but I should just own up to situations and demand the attention and respect that I deserve. […]

The Benefits of Using Repost and How It Works

During one of my frantic blog stalking expeditions I came across a reference to a site that I’ve never heard of. I decided to do some investigation into the subject and find out just what Repost is about. If this is something that can benefit our freelance […]

How I Write My Articles, Step by Step

Not everyone can stare at a white screen and compose line after line of compelling sentences. For some the writing process can be more daunting than others.

The best way to find your stride is to develop a step by step plan for how you produce your content. When you become familiar with this process you will not only be able to produce content at a faster pace, but you will also trust the process and your skill because of it.

After a lot of trial and error, I have found a way that works for me. This is not necessarily the perfect method for every writer, but I’m sure you will be able to take something from these steps that will help you with article writing. […]