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Must-Have Online Tools For Every Freelance Writer

Guest Post After so many businesses incorporated content as a core part of their business strategy, the demand for freelance writers has grown immensely. However, for the freelance writer, it has also become very challenging to meet the expectations of clients ranging from different industries. The type of content we see in newspapers, educational books, novels,[…]

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The 5 Day Blogging Challenge – Behind the Scenes of Freelance Living

Since reading Better than Before, by author and happiness expert, Gretchen Rubin, I’ve started to come to terms with the type of person that I am. You know, sometimes we see ourselves the way we want to, instead of the way we are. By accepting and acknowledging our daily excuses, fears, and objections – we can[…]

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Dealing With New Clients as a Freelance Writer: How to Hit the Bull’s Eye?

Starting off your career as a freelance writer can be challenging if you do not know the tricks of the trade. It takes time and efforts before you build a reputation as a freelancer and clients turn their heads to your service. The challenge is to retain clients with an effective customer relationship policy. For[…]

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Personal branding tips for freelancers

This is a Guest Post by Paresh Dhake Branding is the process of establishing the name and image of products or services in the minds of the consumer usually through advertising campaigns. Branding creates a differentiated and unique market presence that has the power to attract and retain clients for the brand. Any company and/or[…]

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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 You Are Happy With Playing It Small | Freelance Advice

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been itching to make a change. But for some or other reason I’ve been perfectly happy with playing it small at work, home and life in general. This is something I’ve been struggling with, so let’s make sense of it together…

 

5 Reasons Why You Are Happy With Playing It Small

Fear of the Unknown

One of the biggest reasonswhy I think people are playing the supporting actor/actresses in their own lives is because they are afraid. We don’t recognize how powerful we can be, should we get the chance to control the dialogue in our own lives. The unknown is exactly that – a world that hasn’t been explored. Instead of approaching it with fear, we can approach it with curiosity. With the right state of mind and go-getter attitude you are capable of planting your flag in the abyss. […]

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. […]