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Finances and Money Management Tips for the Freelance Writer

It's all about the mighty dollar. Once you're established as a new freelance writer, you're going to need to start managing that in-and-out flow, make sure you're getting paid for your work, and prepare for the tax man.
  1. Earning Potential (1)
  2. Freelance Taxes (16)
  3. Freelance Writing Business (16)
  4. Getting Paid (6)
  5. Insurance and Retirement (8)
  6. Resources and Tools (0)
  7. Writing Rates (10)

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