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7+ Freelancing facts they don’t mention in the brochures

Now don't take me the wrong way here, I love my freelance writing life. But I've seen more than one marketing blog that seriously overstates the benefits of freelancing (probably for the purposes of recruiting students/trainees into their freelance learning…

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Are you a freelance writer, or a paid employee?

If you're considering making the transition from paid employee to freelance writer or consultant, make sure the working relationship you have with clients doesn't breach the taxation laws in your country. This blog explains the difference between true freelancers, contractors,…

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Creating great marketing tools for your freelance writing business

Do you have a sales and marketing kit to send out to leads and proposals to new clients? This blog is a practical guide for freelance writers needing a quality set of marketing tools to support query letters, client proposals,…

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Ethics for Copywriters (Part 2 of 3) snake oil, misleading copy, and duplicate text

Ladies and gentlemen, attention, please! Come in close where everyone can see! I got a tale to tell, it isn’t gonna cost a dime! (And if you believe that, we’re gonna get along just fine.) Stephen King Needful Things Copywriting…