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Thoughts from a Lifelong Writer

Freelancer, Forgive Thyself

When you launch your freelance gig, it’s going to be easy to set goals for yourself. But as you get busier (and believe me, you will), you’ll be forced to evaluate the proverbial balls that you’re juggling and ask yourself which ones can be dropped. Here, I’ll share how I managed that exact situation and offer some advice you can use to think your way through it.

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What Are You Willing to Do?

Whether you’re launching your freelance gig as a side hustle or whether you’re plunging into the unknown like I did, you’ve got to have some sense of what you’re willing to do in order to ensure success. How far are you willing to go? How much of yourself — and your resources — are you willing and able to commit to your new venture? Here’s how you can start thinking your way through those questions.

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Running a Minimalist Business

I was once an employee of a failing, disjointed business. I think of it often. The lessons I learned there have shaped the way I’ve built my own business. My business model is based on minimalism. I optimized for freedom and designed a lean, nimble business to support my definition of “enough.” Here’s how you can do it, too.

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How to Build A Freelance Writer Website

When I launched my freelance writing business, there were a lot of things I didn’t have. One of those things was a website. But before long, I was able to create this site. Beyond some basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, I don’t know how to code. Here’s how I created my freelance writing website and how you can do it, too.

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How I Launched My Freelance Writing Gig

Some people freelance as a hobby. Others freelance as a side hustle in addition to their 9-to-5. And others make freelancing their career. That’s what I did. I walked away from a full-time job with benefits to become a full-time freelance writer — a move that was equal parts terrifying and exhilarating. But it worked. In my very first week, I made a profit. Here’s how I made it happen.

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Welcome to the Blog

Have you ever felt insecure or doubtful about your writing? Ever entertain thoughts about launching your own freelance writing gig? Afraid you’ve never had a good or original idea? You’re in the right place. This blog will be a great resource for you. I’ll help you make sense of the English language. You’ll learn exactly how I became a freelance writer — and turned a profit after one week. And I’ll help you nurture — and recognize — your own innate creativity. So put your feet up. Grab a cuppa coffee. And enjoy.

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Kristen Johnson Lombardi is a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader in Buffalo, NY with a blog.

Hi, I'm Kristen.

I’m a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader in Buffalo, NY. On my blog, you’ll find occasional thoughts about writing, grammar, and usage. I’ll also share actionable tips you can use to launch your own freelance writing gig.

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