Trying to make money writing on the side?

First off, there’s nothing easy about freelance writing. You have to know your audience, follow submission guidelines, meet deadlines, and more. Depending upon what genre of writing interests you most, you may need to complete the manuscript before selling your project, which means a lot of upfront time invested. But if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and get to work, freelance writing can be a very rewarding (both psychologically and financially) endeavor.

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Always check a listing’s website before submitting. Submission guidelines, subjects covered, and even contact information can all change at a moment’s notice. So be ultra-professional and double check before making your submission.

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Set short-term and long-term goals for your writing. Revisit and revise these goals regularly. After all, you can’t achieve success or track your progress as a writer unless you know what your benchmarks for success are.

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