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Penstoppe | How Much Will You Charge?

  You might have read the quote above by American comedian and writer Robert Benchley. How much should a freelance writer charge is one of the frequent questions asked among writers. A freelance writer can charge whatever he or she wants […]

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6 Reasons Why You Should Have a Website

One of the characteristics of being a freelance writer is the freedom to write for anyone. Having one’s byline on different websites fills your heart with a sense of accomplishment. However, when it comes to getting new clients, this method […]

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Writing Is Only Half the Battle

  You just published a book and ask what’s next? For independent authors, the true test of perseverance starts on this stage: marketing. Even well-known authors must promote their books. Big publishers spend 80% of their marketing budget on 20% […]

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My Love-Hate Affair With WordPress

  Yes, I’m back to WordPress, the blog site I stumbled upon way back in 2012 and fell in love with, only to leave a year and a month later in favor of another website. Three years ago, when I started out […]

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A Reality Check on Freelancing

People say that working at home is the perfect set-up because you earn an income without experiencing traffic and restrictive dress code. Yeah, right. That’s what I’ve thought of before I went freelance. So I set up my home office […]

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