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Why I’m Not Making 6 Figures as a Freelancer

Why I’m Not Making 6 Figures as a Freelancer

If you’re anything like me, you’re just plain sick of seeing the ads that say “Make 6 figures in no time!” or seeing courses on “making your first $100k as a freelance writer!” Puh-lease. Don’t […]

Freelancer Overwhelm and Going Into Hibernation

Freelancer overwhelm

Well, it’s been a minute since I’ve posted anything. Obviously. As I write this, I’ve barely scraped by on a large project launch that took the past month of my life completely by storm. I […]

4 Things I Learned From Covering the Women’s March

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Yesterday, January 21st, 2017, I decided to attend the Denver Women’s March with my cousin and a friend. I had a client assign me a small piece and decided, “What the heck, I’ll brave the […]

3 Reasons Why You Need an Editorial Calendar

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Do you sporadically post blog posts as ideas pop into your head? Or when you have a free minute? Do you have disjointed ideas with little-to-no direction or flow? Or maybe you struggle to come […]

Hammering Down Your Content Niche & Target Audience

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One of the hardest parts about producing relevant, impactful content is figuring out your target audience. Who will be reading your articles? Will they actually respond to it? The only way to truly know if […]

How Much Does Content Writing Cost (Really)?


It is incredibly rare for a business or entrepreneur to have “no budget” in mind when it comes to their content marketing. Most of the time, my prospective clients ask “How much does content writing […]

Creativity Flow: The Intersection of Consumption and Creation

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The other day, I was reading an article about wormholes (and not understanding much, I admit). As I was browsing through, my eyes caught on the word clarity. For some reason, it stuck out and […]

Why I Use a Paper Planner for My Online Business

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One of the first things my clients or fellow writers ask me is “What platforms do you use to plan content and workflow? Asana? Trello? Something else?” And I smile a little before I tell […]

How a Career Content Writer Can Find Time to Blog for Herself

It’s 9:19pm my time and it’s now time to find time to blog. After finishing up my client work around 5pm, I then prepared and served dinner. Cleaned up the kitchen. Did the laundry. Talked […]

New Year, New Rates, New Content!

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Ah yes, it’s that exciting time of year again. It’s going to be a fresh new month on the calendar, a new planner, a blank slate. Maybe you’ll want to lose 20 lbs, maybe you’ll […]