freelance writing business


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Freelance writers are supposed to be their own boss, right? I mean, the government considers you your own boss. Your mom considers you boss-free. Your best-friend envies your “free” status. But if you write for clients or residual income sites are you really boss free? Consider this: Clients tell you when projects are due. Residual income sites tell you what you can and can’t post. Clients control the subjects you write about. Residual income sites take a cut of your profits. Clients can cancel projects. Residual sites can go out of business. Both attempt to take as much rights to […]

Think You’re Your Own Boss? Think Again.


One of My Minion’s- Umm- Children, In My Office Time for the annual quandary: How do you run a successful freelance writing business while the kids are on summer break? Here are some things to try: Work after the kids are asleep. This also has the added bonus of my office/sun room being nice and cool. Sending the kids to vacation bible school. This is only for a few hours a day and only lasts for a week, but I’ll take what I can get! Ship them to family members every now and then. My girls have already been to […]

Writing, Summer and Kids


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Well, January turned out to be a great month for my freelance writing business. I made just $40 shy of $2000. This is great considering I did less than 20 hours of work in January. I’m proving just a little more every day that you don’t have to work insane hours to make cash freelance writing. Of course this doesn’t account for time that I used for job searching and marketing, but that only figures out to an extra five to ten hours a month. So, in total, I worked around 30 hours this month. That adds up to around […]

January 2011 Freelance Writing Earnings Update