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4 Ridiculously Simple Ways to Instantly Earn More as a Freelance Writer

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Imagine you received this email from a potential client…

“Hi,

I have an ecommerce business I’m about to set up for my very profitable offline shoe store and I’m looking to use content marketing as my main marketing model. I’ve read a lot about it and I’m convinced that it works.

I was wondering if I could hire you as a freelance writer to help me with posts for the blog. The thing is I’m not fully setup yet. So I’m in the process of gathering a team of people who would help me kick-start this online project.

If you’re interested, let me know how we can work together and send me your rates.

Regards,

Jim”

As a freelance writer, your first reaction would be, “Yay! A new client! He’s asking for my freelance writing rates. Let me give ‘em to him.”

Am I right?

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Master Spelling Skills and Improve Your Vocabulary in 5 Easy Steps

By Chassie Lee

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It all boils down to strategic learning. You can spend hours on end with word lists and spelling activities only to realize they don’t promote your learning. Don’t sweat it. Here are five easy ways you can improve your spelling and vocabulary the smart way.

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freelance writing

These People Are Getting Paid to Write. Here’s Why You Might Not…

110 websites that pay

Have you ever asked yourself what it is that really separates average freelance writers from really successful ones?

A while back, I shared quick lessons from my cold pitching experiment, and I shared what was working for me and what I felt wasn’t working.

Two days after, I got the following email from a reader (Nabankita):

Thanks a lot for this wonderful article. I tried the ways you told to write a cold pitch and it really worked! I got 2 response emails already within 48 hours out of the 8-10 emails I had sent. Thank you for your article. Have a good day.

Essentially, this reader read my email, acted immediately and started to see results within 48 hours.

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freelance writing marketing

Quick Lessons From an Experiment in Cold Pitching

cold pitching experiment - quick lessons

I sent this as an email to my newsletter a while back, and I’ve gotten several positive responses from people getting results by implementing my suggestions, so I’m publishing it here on the blog with minor edits.

I don’t hide the fact that I’m a huge advocate of having clients come to you; I favor this model because it was how I accidentally became a freelance writer; if clients are coming to me, why go after them?

It’s also puts me in control, since they are coming to me, and that’s a big deal over here at Writers in Charge!

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I just got featured in The Nations newspaper!

Bamidele Onibalusi

I’ve just been featured, for the second time, in Nigeria’s second biggest newspaper; in a country of over 180 million people, this is a BIG deal.

I’ve gotten a lot of media publicity over the years – Forbes, Millionaire Magazine Italy, Digital Journal and some of the biggest publications locally and internationally. Something I didn’t do then, that I’m starting to do now, is to occasionally take time to celebrate the little achievements… because they matter.