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4 Things Successful Freelancers Know

Many of us have bought into the “freelancer lifestyle”.

We dream of glamor and luxury, all the while doing very little; you know, the 20 hour work weeks and thousands of dollars monthly, as well as the ability to wake up whenever you want to, work whenever you want to and travel the world?

I’m not saying that the “freelancer lifestyle” is a myth, but I’ve been in this game long enough to learn some of the principles of success; in short, it is not as simple as most people would want you to believe.

Here are things successful freelancers know.

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10 Ways I’d Get Clients if I Were to Start Again

Getting started.

Experienced freelance writers often find it difficult to understand how difficult and scary this can be for beginner freelance writers.

With over 5 years of experience as a freelance writer and blogger, recognition from top publications and magazines, and having written for some of the biggest blogs online, it is very easy for me to say “okay, do this to get X result“.

Things aren’t as simple for beginner freelance writers though and I could very well, unknowingly, be suffering from the curse of knowledge.

However, what if I’m a completely new freelance writer – with no experience, no connections and no reputation – exactly how will I give myself a quick boost?

getting clients as a beginner

Here are some things I’d do differently if I were to start again today:

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The Innocent Pricing Mistake Keeping Most Freelance Writers Broke

Based on popular demand, I’ve been working on the first draft of a mini ebook for freelance writers, mainly beginners, that will be titled “The Freelance Writer Success Starter Guide” (that’s if nothing changes).

I had to address the topic of how to charge clients.

While I had recently written about how to charge clients, I realized that many freelance writers are innocently making a foundational mistake, in how they determine how to charge their clients, that is keeping them broke.

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6 Silly Writing Mistakes You Should Avoid

Marin Pickering shares 6 common mistakes you should avoid to be a better writer.

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How to Write 5,000 Words a Day (my best productivity tips)

I sent this to my newsletter a little over a year ago; I still find the tips invaluable, and I am republishing it here with some edits.

If you’re struggling with writing productivity, this might be just what you need.

For at least 16 consecutive days now, I’ve been averaging 5,000 words a day; that’s around 80,000 words in a little over 2 weeks.

In the past, I’ve had certain, occasional, days where I wrote 8,000 – 10,000 words, but that often meant I was unable to write for the rest of that week.

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Welcome! I'm Bamidele Onibalusi, a young writer and blogger. I believe writers are unique and highly talented individuals that should be given the respect they deserve. This blog offers practical advice to help you become truly in charge of your writing career.

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