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FlexJobs Review: Is FlexJobs Legit? What You Need to Know [2022]

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If you’re interested in getting started with freelancing full-time or looking to supplement your income with side gigs, then FlexJobs should definitely be on your radar. With 30,000+ jobs available in over 50 work categories, they’re easily one of the best freelancing websites in terms of opportunity volume alone. Not to mention, FlexJobs researches and hand-picks every single job opportunity …

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How to Become a Freelance Writer

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably curious about how to become a freelance writer. Maybe you’re tired of receiving vague advice instead of real steps that actually help you get started too. Well, I have good news. Becoming a freelance writer doesn’t have to be a lengthy or confusing process. In this article, I’ll cover all the need-to-know with actionable …

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How to Start Freelancing in 9 Steps [2022]

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With remote work on the rise, more people than ever want to become a freelancer or start freelancing. Which begs the next obvious question…HOW to start freelancing? Thankfully, it’s easier to become a freelancer than ever before. More than 57 million Americans freelanced in 2019, and the trend continues to grow with more than 50% of Gen Z opting to …

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What is Freelancing & What Does it Mean to Freelance? [2022]

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You may be wondering, “so what is freelancing?” Freelancing means to work as an independent company rather than be employed by someone else. Freelancers are self-employed and often referred to as independent contractors. Freelancers are hired by other companies on a part time or short-term basis, but they do not receive the same compensation as full-time employees or have the …

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The 15 Best Freelance Writing Sites

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Freelance writers will often ask me for the best freelance writing sites to find paid work online. And while there are a ton of sites that can help you find freelance work generally, you’re better served looking to freelance writing sites specifically. Instead of playing the networking game, waiting for referrals, or playing the content creation game and hoping something …

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The CARES Act: What Federal Coronavirus Relief Means for Freelancers

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At the end of March, the United States Congress passed the CARES Act (aka Coronavirus Aid, Security, and Economic Security Act) to provide $2.2 trillion in stimulus money to help individuals and small businesses get through the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a lot of discussion and confusion around the different programs offered and what the CARES ACT means for freelancers. Sole …

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Should you create content?

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At one time or another, you have probably asked yourself if you should create content for your business. I work with a lot of talented, creative people between Unreal Collective and Freelancing School. And a lot of those people are concerned with finding more clients – aren’t we all! When we start talking about finding clients, there are a few siren songs that …

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Content Marketing – A Step-by-Step Guide to SEO for Freelancers

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When you’re looking for new clients and new projects, chances are that you’ve thought to yourself, “I need to figure out how to get more search traffic to my website.” You’ve probably heard the abbreviation “SEO” thrown around for Search Engine Optimization, and you’ve considered creating “content” to bring new clients in. Content marketing is a powerful marketing channel. It …

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9 Things To Do When Client Work Is Slow

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It would be an absolute dream if we had a steady stream of new clients coming to us and beginning projects all the time. With enough discipline and hard work, you can build up your freelance brand over time and get to that point. But until that time, or in times of unforeseen circumstances like COVID-19, you will face periods …