Freelance Writing


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Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt Making money online with freelance writing is a the new dream of many stay-at-home-moms and people who want to work at home. Some go into the whole thing with way too much gusto, or not enough. There are five major tips for making it work. Don’t Drive Your Friends Crazy It is a great idea to use social networking sites to make contacts with people in your target market. Don’t use these sites to send an endless stream of ads to friends and family, though. It’s tacky and could even drive away potential customers. Get […]

The Top Five Tips on How to Make Money Online With Freelance Writing


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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


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If you’ve been a freelance writer for more than a few minutes you’ve probably heard of the feast or famine theory. Basically, when you freelance work will come in ebbs and typhoons. Sometimes you will have so little work that you will curse the day you ever quit your job and became a full-time freelance writer. Other times you will get so much work you will curse the day you ever quit your job and became a full-time freelance writer. Hey, you’ve got to love this job to stick to it. So how do you make it through the slow […]

The Feast and Famine of Freelance Work and How to Make it Work For You



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If you are a full-time mom, constantly on the go, sometimes it’s hard to get freelance work done. I get plenty of work done each day, though, no matter where I am. My Droid and My Laptop Boosting My Productivity My strategy is to have a mobile office that I can slip into my purse. My office computer is a laptop that I can use at Wi-Fi hotspots for free. It’s slim enough that I can carry it anywhere if I need to, but most of the time I just use my Droid cell phone (with a buit-in keyboard), which […]

Freelance Writing While You’re Away from the Office


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It’s inevitable. Eventually you will screw up on a freelance job. You’ll forget to spell check an article that you had to write last minute. You’ll mess up the links your client needed embedded in a review. You miss a grammatical error on the second page. Sh*t happens. What you do afterward is the important part. Here’s the steps you should follow when this happens: Suck it up. Yah, you screwed up. Don’t pout. Fix the mistake ASAP. Apologize for your mistake. Don’t promise it won’t ever happen again. Hey, you’re human. Make a checklist of things to double-check before […]

When You Screw Up on a Freelance Job


A Photo From My Trip to Colorado August was a pretty good month for earnings considering I went on vacation and missed working half the month. I probably didn’t work more than 15-20 hours. That’s why I love residual earning from articles. They keep earning even when I’m living it up in another state. Here’s my break-down: Demand Media $15.00 Suite 101.com $195.74 Guru Client $225.00 Demand Media $45.00 MyLikes $2.79 Demand Media $45 eHow $89.42 Private Client $725 Total: $1,342.95 As you can see, I wrote a bunch of quick little articles for Demand when I had time for […]

Summary of Earnings for August



Write what you know is the most often used writing advice in books and on writing websites, but what the heck does it mean? Well, I interpret it to mean that you take your life experiences and build them into prose. I have done this many times over the years and I have found it helpful to sit down and make a list of all my life experiences to brainstorm for fiction and article ideas. To get an idea of what I mean, here is my list: I am a mother: I have a website called Defrazzle Mom.com that includes […]

Write What You Know


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The other day on a forum I frequent, a new writer asked how many articles she had to write a day to make a living as a freelance writer. Most of us seasoned vets answered, “It depends.” First, you have to decide how much money you need to make a day to live comfortably. I have decided that I need to make around $75 a day to meet my financial needs. How many articles I do depends on my client. I have one client that pays $100 per article. One article and I’m good for the day’s goal. If I’m […]

How to Make a Living as a Freelance Writer


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To make a living as a freelance writer you have to keep track of your daily wage. I like to determine how much money I need to make in a month, then determine how much I have to make per day to meet that goal and figure out which projects will help me meet these goals. This month I have decided that I need to make at least $50 per day or more. To make sure I make that goal each day I assign a monetary value to each project on my to-do list. For example, one of my projects […]

How to Determine a Daily Wage in Freelance Writing



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For those of you that are looking for an alternative to Demand Studios for a freelance writing job, I present Break Studios. Break Studios is exactly like Demand Studios, except the articles a shorter (250 word minimum) and are $8 each. The Upside to Break Studios Each of the $8 articles are super easy to write and the titles are easy to understand. You don’t have to provide a photo, either. The Downside to Break Studios If you think Demand Studios has silly rules, you haven’t seen anything yet.  Break Studios requires: The first sentence of bulleted items must be […]

Freelance Writing Work at Break Studios