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What the Elance-oDesk Merger Means for Freelance Writers

You may have missed it in the holiday crush, but a big deal went down right at the end of the year: oDesk announced it is merging with Elance. Yes, I spend most of my time discouraging writers from hanging …

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Why Freelance Writers Should Stop Bitching About Crappy Pay

By Linda Formichelli I keep reading posts in writing forums where someone will say, “X company wants to pay $15 for a 750-word blog post. Why do they think that’s a good price?” Or “This content mill thinks it can …

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How to Find a Freelance Writing Gig: Here are the Options

Finding clients — especially good ones — seems to be the mysterious part of the freelance writing life. People don’t write me asking, “How can I learn to write competently, so I can be a freelance writer?” Instead, they ask …

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Are You Addicted to the Heroin of Freelancing?

It started innocently enough. “I need a little money, and I want to get a byline,” you might have thought. “I’ll just write a couple articles for this content mill.” The pay was miniscule. But there it was. Your name. …

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How to Make Good Money on Freelance Bidding Sites

By Stephanie Mojica I’m not one to knock legitimate writing opportunities. And yes, those “content mills” like Demand Media Studios, Bright Hub, and Break Studios will pay you on time for rather formulaic writing work. But what if you’re a …

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