The Essentials for Freelancing on the Road

So, you’re a freelancer – or maybe you want be one. If you’ve ever looked at my Instagram feed (@fictionallyfree or #twowanderlusts), you’ve probably noticed that I travel. A lot. At least a three-day trip to somewhere I’ve never been, once every two weeks, and almost always involving rock climbing.

In my opinion, the freedom to travel whenever and wherever you like is the ultimate perk to freelancing, and one that freelancers really should take advantage of more often.

But there are tricks to the art; here’s how to get away with an impromptu excursion, without losing your clients or spending all of your “vacation time” working.

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The Mistake That Made My Business

Confession time: a couple weeks ago, I made a mistake.

And not a little “oopsies”, but the big kind. The kind that cost me a client that I really admired.

What was that mistake?

For one moment, one article, one client… I lost my passion. And it’s honestly taken me this long to forgive myself.
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5 Practical Ways to Boost Productivity and End Procrastination

I think as a writer, one of the issues I struggle most with is brain fog and procrastination. Often, my most well-intentioned days can turn into hours of distracted research, “networking”, and staring blankly at an empty Word document.

And I know I’m not alone.

Dedicating a concentrated time and effort into getting work done can be difficult in the days you just “aren’t feeling it”, which is why I’ve compiled a list of five practical ways you can boost productivity and say goodbye to procrastination.

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How to Work Less, While Earning More

To work less, and earn more. That’s something we all dream about.

But how many of us can actually claim that as our reality?

Regardless of what you sell – whether you’re a freelancer like me, a startup, or a business that’s been in the game for a while now – if you find yourself struggling to make ends meet, even though you’re working 60 hours a week, this article is for you.

Because I’ve been there. And here’s three ways I managed to dig myself out.

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How to Achieve the Writer’s Life

This is my view.

No lies, no tricks, no cliché stock photo. Simply me, writing to you, on a beach house balcony in Taiwan – still wet from surfing with my husband.

Earlier today, I secured another ghostwriting gig for a client while riding on the back of a motorcycle, as my husband and I began our round-island trip, while tomorrow I have yet another interview scheduled with a client – right after I go snorkeling around Green Island.

I’m sitting here, breathing in the view and ocean breeze, wondering how this could possibly be my life.

But it is my life. It’s a writer’s life.

And it could be yours too.

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Essential Tools (and Sites!) for Every Freelancer Looking To Land Their First Client

You’ve heard the stories.

All those six-figure copywriters writing comfortably from their yacht in the Bahamas….

For every aspiring freelancer, there is the tantalizing promise of being able to work a mere five hours a day, from the comfort of their home (or hotel), while making excellent money doing it.

But for every aspiring freelancer, there is the difficult, and often unclear transition from a still-wet-behind-the-ears newbie, to a sought-after freelancer.

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5 Things Every Click-Worthy Blog Post Needs

Story time.

Once there was a writer who knew their shit. Not literally, of course, but rather this writer possessed a mastery for the written word. Every word was as smooth as a tub-fresh baby; every sentence as structured as the Burj Khalifa.

But much to this poor writer’s woe, his work went unnoticed, unclicked, unread. His talent was wasted – swallowed up in the never-ending void of the cyberspace.

Sound like you?

Well, worry no more! For, much to the joy of our poor, hapless writer, there are a few tricks of the trade every author can employ to make sure their post get’s read, liked, and shared.

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