Writing Platforms I Use

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Writing for cash Not long ago I posted about a website that has been scamming writers. Ghostbloggers.net has been stealing articles and selling them. I have had a number of comments on that post, and yesterday, a man asked about other writing platforms. He claimed to use Constant Content, and I do not use them, so I can not say good or bad about them, but I did promise to … Read more

A Blog Can Boost Your Freelance Business

Why A Blog? I have had several people ask me why I blog. They see just how busy I am and wonder why I take time away from money producing activities to come here to Lancer Life and write an article that I seemingly do not get paid to write. Yes, I am busy! At this point in time, I have several articles that need to be completed, along with … Read more

Breaking The Monotony

Don’t Let Monotony Frustrate You Every job has it. Your freelance business is apt to have it too. Monotony can drive us nuts if we allow it to do so. As a freelance writer, I often find myself with a number of job assignments that are all similar and monotony can set in quickly. So do I stop writing? Not usually. I will finish the work I am on, and … Read more

Tax Deductions For Freelancers

Save Money With Tax Deductions Yes, we are just past this year’s tax deadline, but for freelancers, we must always consider Uncle Sam’s bill. Tax deductions are a very important aspect of a freelancing business. First, it is wise if you open an interest bearing account and whenever you get paid from a client, deposit 25% of that into that account. This will be your tax bill account. There is … Read more

Smart Freelance Business Practices

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Successful Business Practices No matter what kind of freelance business you operate, there are certain business practices that can help you gain, and hold success. Today’s post will look at some very simple business practices you should always use as a freelance business owner. Solid Contact Information If clients cannot get a hold of you, how are you going to get business? Now some feel they need to put their … Read more

Freelancers Hire Freelancers

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It is true! The title of this article may seem like an oxymoron, but it is a true statement. The majority of the freelancing jobs I have received have been from other freelancers. Consider some of these reviews, and then I will explain about the client. Leave 60 Comments on My Military Blog “Fun and easy to work with. ”— chuckholmes Chuck is a freelancer who was a commander in … Read more

Branding And Marketing Your Freelance Business

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Freelancing is a business. The way that any business builds success is through branding and marketing. No matter what your freelancing specialty is, you must create a “brand.” When people hear your business name or your tagline, they will automatically know what you specialize in. It also could be evident in your logo. Here are some great examples of branded freelancers: Copywriter     Web Development   Photographer     … Read more

10 Reasons Freelancers Fail

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Like any business, freelance has its share of fails. We see businesses boarded up all the time, and freelancing is no different than any other business. There are certain fundamentals a freelance business can follow to be successful. Like death, no one likes to talk about failure, but we must. By understanding how failure comes about, we as freelancers and business people can take steps to lessen the odds of … Read more

It’s Becoming A Freelance World

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The World Has Changed When we look at America alone, the number of freelancers has become a staggering figure. Recently, Freelancers Union in partnership with Elance/ODesk commissioned the independent research firm of Edelman Berland to find out the percentages of freelancers. Over 53 million Americans are freelancing. That equates to approximately 34% of the workforce. The numbers are bound to keep growing too. Why? Businesses have discovered that it can … Read more

Methods To Advertise Your Freelancing Business

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Getting Clients Any business that wants to be successful must advertise. As a freelancer, you have a business so therefore, you must advertise. You have a portfolio developed, and your resume all in line. Now, I will share with you some simple, and cost efficient methods to advertise your freelancing business. Please comment below if you have any other systems you use. Business Cards This is the number 1 way … Read more

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