We hear all about the good things about freelancing ... but are they worth it? Have you ever stopped to think about the down sides, the things no one wants to admit? This post contains honest insight into one freelancer's experience, both the good and the bad. What has your experience been?
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4. "12 Freelance Writing Experts Reveal Their Best Way to Land Gigs" on Innovative Ink (Elna Cain)
What does it take to find clients these days? Some options include more time on social media, an interactive blog, word-of-mouth from current clientele, all of which are great places to start. Here, learn from twelve of the best in the freelance field, about their techniques for finding work.
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3. "How to Write a Bestselling Book This Year - The Definitive Resource List and How-To Guide" on LinkedIn (Tim Ferriss)
Maybe you decided back in January, or just this month, that this is the year you're going to write your book. Whether fiction or nonfiction, no one else has the perspective on the world that you do. If you've got a book in you, take time to start with this excellent post. There are probably more resources here than you'll need, but I've found that it's better to have too many than not enough.
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2. "Want to Master Social Media? 9 Tips From the Pros" on Creator (Jennifer Lee)
Earlier (see #4) we had expert advice from freelance writers. Here, find expert advice from social media pros about what you can do to ensure that you're handling your social media presence as effectively as possible. Think engagement, consistent tone, audience analysis, and more.
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1. "9 Resources for Continuous Improvement in Freelance Writing" on Guerrilla Freelancing
Freelance work takes constant enrichment, always learning, the ability to offer more to clients and gigs. Because freelance incorporates so many aspects of the writing profession, from research to editing, it takes more than just one resource to ensure improvement. Take a look through this comprehensive list of the best resources for freelancers to improve.
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What are your favorite resources for freelancing? Is this the year you're writing a book? What do you wish you knew about the freelancing life that you don't yet know? What's the best thing about being a freelancer? What's the worst, in your experience?