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    Think You’re Your Own Boss? Think Again.

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin 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 the articles as possible. Now, you may be…

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    Writing, Summer and Kids

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin 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 my mom’s for the weekend twice. Work while…

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    January 2011 Freelance Writing Earnings Update

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin 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 $67 an hour. Let me tell you, there…