If You Want to Work from Home, Ask Yourself the Right Questions

Yep, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve updated the blog portion of the site. It’s been quite busy on the business front. I’m not complaining. I’m generally busy working on other people’s sites and content. I still keep the work from home writing and editing jobs list updated as often as I can. I wish it were daily, but between virtual schooling, work, and, you know, my own introverted life pursuits…I do it as often as I can.

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Answered: Your Most Burning Question about Cold Emails as a New Freelancer

I was wandering around IG last Friday. I follow several hashtags. I came across one that essentially said the only way anyone can become a successful freelance writer is to master cold emails. That threw me off because I’ve been freelancing for almost six years now (full time) and I’ve never once sent a cold email. I said as much and the OP stated that I had to do it or risk failure. Well, I guess I missed that memo because I make the amount she mentioned in her post on a fairly regular basis.

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10 Invaluable Freelancing for Beginners Tips

We all started somewhere. When I started, I knew it was possible to learn how to become a freelance writer from home, but I had no idea where to start. At least, no real idea of where to start. I taught college part time. I worked in a law firm part time. And I started doing a lot of research to figure out how to start freelance writing from how. I don’t refer to myself as a freelance writer, except on certain websites with a byline that provides me with contact information. I’ll save the story as to why I don’t call myself a freelance writer for another time. Instead, I want to provide you 10 freelancing for beginners tips that I would have loved to have when I first started.

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From the Mailbag: Do I Really Need Facebook as a Business?

Facebook is a social media platform that so many of us LOVE to hate. Six or seven years ago, you had to get at least 25 likes to see the reach of any post. If you got over 100 likes, Facebook began to limit your reach unless you paid to boost a post or sponsor one. Then, they instituted a lot (and I mean a lot) of rules about what you could and couldn’t say. You needed an 80/20 graphic to word ratio. You couldn’t use certain words. Their targeting system, though, has always been really cool.

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Why “Making Time to Write” Is a Bullshit Excuse (And You Know I’m Right!)

Just a little while ago I attempted (keyword) to finish an article published in a magazine about writing. The title had something to do with saying yes to yourself as a writer. And the author lauded on and on about…well, frankly, I couldn’t tell you. She talked about getting lost on social media. She talked about savings quotes on Google Drive. She talked about hearing from another writer that they get up at 5 am to make time to write. Having been an exemplary member of the 5 am Club for a long time, I understand finding quiet time. With that, I have no argument.

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