Category: Business of Freelance

Business of Freelance

Count the Cost for Book Marketing

Book marketing is not for the faint of heart. It is a minefield – an obstacle course – a marathon of epic proportions. Too often authors are so eager to “make a living” with the book that they miss the bigger picture. [tweetthis]Marketing is about choosing the right event, at the right time, at the …

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Traditional Publishing is NOT Normal

The traditional path to publishing is not the normal path – it is just one of many ways that authors can pursue in today’s environment. Entrepreneurs are bold innovators that want to beat their own path. People admire these great leaders and foragers . . . unless the path they want to beat is the …

Business of Freelance

Words from a Freelancer to Help Build an Online Presence

Each freelancer must forge his or her own path The words that I share as a freelancer have helped grow up my opportunities. The words that I have created as a freelancer have provided me with income. The words that I am currently developing as a freelancer are guiding me to that next level of …

Business of Freelance

Making the Most of Your Tax Refund

It is that time. Tax refunds will soon be pouring into bank accounts all around. It is always nice when the government decides you can have your own money back. It is YOUR money. If you have any doubts about that, watch a self-employed person write out that quarterly tax check. It is painful to …

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Building a Successful Writing Career – Part 3

My writing career started out as something few would deem a writing career. I made posts on different forums around the internet. For each comment I made, I received a check. It was only pennies per post, but doing dozens of posts per day meant the pennies added up quick. I was paid regularly for …

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Finding Balance for Writing

I struggled to find the right mix – that magic balance between content building and platform building. I swing from one extreme to the other and then feel like I have accomplished nothing along the way. One week, I concentrate on blog posts (spurred on by a blogathon or other challenge). I create and schedule …

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Following the Indie Road

The indie road means exactly what it sounds like it means. Choosing to be independent –whether in the publishing industry, the music industry, or the business world – means that you are making the choice to do it on your own. You are not buying into a franchise. You are not relying on the muscle …

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Discover the Secrets for Creating Change

Building a writing career conjures up images of greatness in some minds, full of book signings, interviews and unbelievable advances. Those that have started down the path often have more nightmares than images – nightmares of looming deadlines, haunting blank pages and empty checkbooks. It takes work to build a career. That work has to …

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Full-time Freelance Writer – Five Steps to Freelance Writing Success

Becoming a full-time freelance writer is like any entrepreneurial endeavor – which means it has to be about more than mere words. Developing freelance writing success requires a plan. A successful career as a freelance writer requires a purpose. A writing career that pays a living wage requires persistence. Putting them all together will help …