Tag: freelance

Not-Quite An Accountancy Shanty

I’ve found accountants are my least favourite aspect of running my own company. When I fiirst started using an accountant, I found that I saved perhaps a day’s work on top of the usual collation of receipts, statements, invoices, etc., from the previous 12 months. Obviously I was aying for improved accuracy too,…

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A Bit About How I Started Writing For Money

I suspect the neighbours think I sit on my backside all day long watching TV or playing videogames. Since this day in 2010 I have been earning money from writing, mostly for websites and magazines, and in 2014 I added editing to my skillset. A key advantage of all of this is that…

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The Email ALL Writers Should Subscribe To

Keeping it much shorter today, I absolutely *had* to share what I think is the most important email newsletter for writers. Produced by the team at FreedomWithWriting.com, the newsletter is a weekly affair with several links to magazines and websites that accept freelance contributions. Sign up here. Better still, Freedom with Writing also produces…

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The Time Has Come to Share Some Freelance Writing Tips

I first started freelancing back in 2004 as a way to generate extra income for my impending wedding. It didn’t go too well at first, but I persisted, happily supported by a wife and monetarily backed by my day job. By 2007 things were going well enough to require a business bank account. That…

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When Should Writers Stop Waiting for Feedback?

I could be playing a videogame. Or I could be revising Aliens vs Nazis for the 90th time. As it is, I’m wondering about the fate of a couple of scripts that I’ve entered into competitions (Red Planet and BBC Writers Room) in the past 6 months. I’ve no doubt that neither has…

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RIP Android Magazine – My First Print Gig

Well, that was a lot of fun while it lasted. Sadly, Android Magazine is no more, with issue 63 its final edition. Back in early 2013 I was contacted by then-editor Andy Betts, who had seen some of my Android-related articles on MakeUseOf.com. He was interested in bringing me in as a freelancer,…

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D’oh!

So, I’m just about to embark on my fourth week as a freelance writer. I’ve learned a few things in this time, but most importantly, I’ve discovered that if you send an email, make sure you have regular access to the account you sent it from. D’oh! I enquired to a website recently…

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What I’ve Learned This Week

For some reason I expected the first week of freelancing to be pretty uneventful. After all, the idea for the first couple of months is to multiply four-fold the amount of freelancing I was doing already. I had also managed to secure a new position writing for www.devicemag.com (a great technical resource) so…

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The Game Changes!

So, here we are on the brink of a new career, and really a new way of living, not to mention working. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into daily writing, as well as spreading my wings with the other projects, which regular readers will be aware of. So once the leaving…

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The Clock Ticks…

…and I’m running out of time! My life “working for the man” ends in just 5 days time. After a weeks leave (during which time I’ll be playing host to friends from the USA) I will be booting up my PC on Monday, 4th of October at around 7am ready to start my…

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