How Old is Too Old to Freelance

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Ever worry that you’re too old to start a new career as a freelance writer?

I’m here to tell you that there’s no such thing as being too old to follow your dreams.

Check out my latest published post at the Horkey Handbook where I share my story about taking the leap into this amazing world. You’ll be glad you did.

What if I’m Too Old to Freelance?

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If You Don’t Ask, You Won’t Get

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Female freelance writers earn more per hour than men doing the same work until they reach $100 per hour and then men consistently outearn them. The main reason? The women undervalue their experience and skills.

While it’s not a subject that’s often tackled in the cyber world, gender isn’t necessarily the issue, a lack of confidence is often the reason women fall behind in earning power.

I’ve worked in the construction industry for years and have often struggled with the stereotypes related to the field. And while it’s taken years to break through some of the barriers I’ve encountered simply because of my sex, I’ve realized that some were actually built by me.

When I first started freelancing, like when I started working in construction, I felt lucky to have found clients that were willing to pay for my writing and settled for mere pennies a word. I always thought I was a pretty good writer and would often compare my work to others’. It didn’t take long to figure out that something was wrong.

Whether it was the large number of candles on my birthday cake or the fact that I was solely responsible for the success or failure of my freelance writing business, I quickly realized that only I could change things.

I had to stop shortchanging my talents. I had to believe in myself if I wanted to earn what I was worth. I’m proud to say that I’ve overcome my early insecurities and now run a successful freelancing business. You can too if you:

  • Practice, practice, practice. The more you write, the more comfortable you’ll feel with your craft.
  • Don’t let yourself make excuses for not pursuing your dreams. You’re never too old or too feminine or too inexperienced to tell your stories.
  • If you don’t ask, you won’t get. Why do men make more money freelancing? Because they ask for it. Take a deep breath, and ask. You’re worth it!

Now that you’re earning more money with your freelance business, you’ll want to find an easy way to get paid. Take a look at Invoice2go and their new, free invoice template generator. It’s a fantastic resource for anyone interested in digital invoicing. Give it a try today!


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36 Killer Writing Tips From Stephen King

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Amber M. -Contributor, Motivational Speaker, Founder & Owner of Anotsojadedlife 1. “Put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room. Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.”

via 36 KILLER WRITING TIPS FROM STEPHEN KING (10 min read) — The Millionaire’s Digest

Stephen King is considered “The Master” for a reason. I love #35. A must-read for every writer or wanna-be writer out there.


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You don’t have to be a great writer to be a successful writer

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Take a look at Elan Cain’s latest post. If you’ve ever worried that you’re not good enough or experienced enough or skilled enough to become a freelance writer, Elan provides some honest advice on what it really takes to be a successful writer.

You don’t have to be a great writer to become a successful writer

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7 Guaranteed Ways to Write Faster and Get More Clients

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Re-blogged from Elna Cain

I couldn’t wait to share this post from Elna Cain. She shows great insight into a problem I believe many writers struggle with…how to write faster. Take a look and let me know if you’ve found even more ways to handle this problem.

7 Guaranteed Ways to Write Faster and Get More Clients

For some reason, I don’t see writing faster and producing poor content as mutually exclusive, but I know you’re probably thinking, if I’m writing faster, will I still be able to produce memorable and awesome content?

The answer is, Yes.

Writing faster will only help you produce even better content than before. It will make your writing flow better, read better, and relate better.


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Zeroing in on Your Business Identity — What’s Your Positioning?

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Excellent re-blog from Copyblogger.com:

Zeroing in on Your Business Identity — What’s Your Positioning?

With so many out there doing exactly the same things you are, it’s important to stand out in the market. What makes you unique? What stories can only you share? How can you help provide solutions better than anyone else?

This article will give you some tips and insights into how to position yourself for success.


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8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content

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You HAVE to check out this re-blog from Pamela Wilson at CopyBlogger!

She talks about “8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content” and I’m going to test her theory here.

1. Embrace the line break

There are few easier ways to make your content more readable. Even complex content can be made much more reader-friendly with the simple introduction of lots of white space. Feature one idea per paragraph, and keep them short — three or four sentences at most.

And try writing some paragraphs with one sentence only.

I’ve divided this post into very small segments. Let’s see many people actually take the time to read this.

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