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Article Writing Rejection: This Will Help You Bounce Back…Fast

Bounce Back After an Article Writing Rejection. Makealivingwriting.comNOTE: Article writing rejection. It’s a tough pill to swallow for most freelancers. Learning how to deal with it is so important, we decided to revisit an original post on the topic. Enjoy! —Carol

Are you suffering from article writing rejection?

You know..one day you’re optimistically cranking out query letters and letters of introduction to land article writing assignments.

And the next, you’re rolling around on the floor in a puddle of self-loathing after getting a rejection letter from an editor.

Between angry and pathetic sobs, you shake your fist at the sky and sputter, “Whyyyy?!”

Been there, done that?

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been freelancing a while, getting an article writing rejection is part of the gig. Count on it.

Here’s the thing. Some writers internalize that article writing rejection so deeply, they’re paralyzed to continue.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

If you understand the five stages of getting an article pitch in front of an editor and how to handle rejection, you can bounce back fast. Here’s how:

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Best Editor Tips: How to Get in Magazines Over and Over

Best Editor Tips to Get More Assignments. Makealivingwriting.comHere’s a little secret: The best editor in your niche frequently gives the same freelance writers story assignments.

Sounds pretty good if you’re one of those writers, right?

But what if you’re not? Is there a best editor Book of Commandments you can follow to move up and earn more?

That’s kind of the million-dollar question.

You spend a lot of energy and time sending out pitch letters and letters of introduction. How do you catch the attention of the best editors to expand your freelance writing business?

If you’re feeling like trying stay fully booked is an exhausting effort, you’re not alone.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. There’s a more energy-efficient way to get repeat freelance work from the best editors.

Want to learn how to get more assignments with less effort? Here’s how it’s done:

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Writing in a Clutter Hole? How to Clear Space for Your Home Office

Declutter Tips to Write in Your Home Office. Makealivingwriting.comWant to know a dirty little secret about Carol Tice? She doesn’t even have a home office.

Depending on the day and the level of clutter (perpetrators responsible for the mess = hubby and kids), she floats from the living room to the TV room.

How’s your home office space for writing? Frustrating, distracting, the bane of your existence?

If you’re trying to crank out copy at the dining room table next to a syrup spill that keeps sticking to your arm, or every room in the house is littered with toys, clothes, and never-ending piles of crap that seem to regenerate like the legs on a cockroach, you may have a problem.

When you work from a home office, you have to figure out a way to declutter and minimize distractions so you can actually…you know, work.

Wondering where to start?

If you’re writing in a clutter hole, follow these writer recommendations to clear space for your home office:

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Freelance Marketing: Shape Up Your Pitch to Get More Writing Clients

Shape Up Your Freelance Marketing Pitch to Get Clients. Makealivingwriting.comIt’s that time of year when people go nuts about getting into shape. So how are your freelance marketing muscles?

Scrawny? A little weak? Barely strong enough to lift the bar?

If you’ve lost hours to composing emails for target clients, but still find yourself with no paying work, there’s a better way.

Your freelance marketing efforts may need to be put through a workout to help you learn basic skills to pitch clients and land assignments.

I know I needed some training to strengthen my freelance marketing muscles.

As a newbie writer in the health and fitness niche, it would take me a week to churn out two letters of introduction to pitch potential clients.

To survive, I developed a way to streamline the pitching process, increase productivity, and start filling up the calendar with paying clients.

Ready to whip your pitch skills into shape?

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Solutions For the Top 5 Worries that Terrify New Freelance Writers

Face Your Fears: Tips for New Freelance Writers. Makealivingwriting.comNew freelance writers have a lot of worries. So I want to check in about that.

Are you frozen in fear, and not taking any steps to get your freelance-writing career off the ground?

Usually, that means fear has you stuck.

The good news is, a lot of worries newbies have are completely unfounded.

Today, let’s bust those fears. What you’re worried about probably isn’t an issue at all.

Wonder what I mean? Let me list the top five irrational fears new freelance writers tell me they’re plagued by — and I’ll show you that you don’t have to worry about any of them. You’re good to go!

Ready?

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Upselling Techniques: 6 Cash-Cow Tips for Freelancers to Earn More

Cash-Cow Upselling Techniques for Writers. Makealivingwriting.com. Makealivingwriting.comAre you struggling to meet your income goals? Many writers face this challenge. But you might be sitting on a cash cow and not even know it.

Curious?

Maybe you’ve just had a contract end, and need to replace that income. Maybe you just want to make more money to save for a special trip. Or maybe you’re ready to move up and earn more, but you’re not sure how to make it happen.

Whatever the case may be, your gut instinct might be to fire up your computer and start looking for new prospects.

There’s nothing wrong with that. If you have zero clients, that’s what you should be doing.

But if you’ve been in the game long enough to have even one regular client, it may be time to take a step back. There’s a way to work smarter, not harder.

When I figured out how this cash-cow technique works, I turned a $200 a month gig into a $1,500 per month contract with the same client.

Want to learn how to get more business from your current writing clients? Here’s how:

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