Freelancing Archives | Sarah Aboulhosn

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How To Write Cold Emails That Win Projects

There are tons of articles out there promising results from cold emailing. There are companies selling packs of plug-and-play templates, and $1000 courses that promise results if you follow their specific cold email formula. A lot of them are great resources that do actually get results. This article isn’t going to be like that. I’m […]

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July 25, 2019

How To Compete With Freelancers With Lower Rates

I think it’s an incredible thing how people from all walks to life now have the same opportunities because of the internet. Anyone can sell their services online and help make people’s lives a bit easier. But it also means the global talent pool is much bigger, and you’re always going to find people who […]

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July 23, 2019

9 Unconventional Ways to Land Freelance Writing Clients

I’ll preface this article by saying that there aren’t any unusual ways to find clients these days. Agencies and marketers sell themselves in the most creative ways I’ve ever seen. The things that I consider unconventional were probably standard ways of client acquisition for a lot of people before I started doing them. But nonetheless, […]

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July 17, 2019

Freelancing Across Time Zones: How I Make It Work

I’m living in the future. I’m 12-hours ahead of all of my clients, and it works. As I’m writing this, it’s my Monday morning. But for most of my clients, it’s still Sunday night. In theory, that buys me 12 hours of time to meet deadlines with a nice little buffer in case something goes […]

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July 16, 2019

Why I Failed at Freelancing For So Long

My road to full-time freelancing was paved with desperation, inconsistency and negative bank accounts. Self-employment was never something I thought I could achieve. Ever since a freelance marketer visited one of my introduction to journalism classes and said that the most important part of freelancing was making connections and getting used to rejection, I wrote […]

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July 7, 2019

Hiring a Freelance Writer: What To Know Before Hiring

I’ve been on both sides of the table when it comes to hiring freelance writers. Before I transitioned into writing full time, I worked on marketing teams who hired freelance writers and even managed a staff of writers and editors. As a manager hiring a freelance writer, I made a lot of mistakes. I expected […]

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June 11, 2019

Why I Stopped Letting Clients Walk All Over Me

When I started freelancing, I was desperate. I was six-months into unemployment, had sent out hundreds of pitches and applications, and hadn’t landed a single client. I was living in a constant state of scarcity. Desperate for any opportunity or anyone willing to give me a buck in exchange for just about anything. Even when […]

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May 28, 2019

5 Stupid Mistakes I Made My First Year Of Freelancing

Does anyone ever really know what they’re doing when they start working with clients? I didn’t. Still haven’t really figured it out. But I’ll tell you something. When things go wrong and you chalk it up to the learning curve, you start taking mental notes of all of the things you wish people had told […]

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August 4, 2018

Define your personal brand. Don’t let it define you.

In a time where social media rules everything around us, and the lack of an online presence might as well imply that you’re not a real person, a lot of entrepreneurs realize the importance of maintaining a personal brand online. You don’t have to be an influencer or a blogger to benefit from having a […]

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July 15, 2018

How To Choose The Right Platform For Your New Blog

So you decided you want to start a blog. You’ve got a killer niche that you’re passionate about. Tons of ideas for content and the perfect domain to encapsulate your brand. Now there’s just one little thing left to do. Building a beautiful website. There are a few options that have proven themselves as tried and […]

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June 26, 2018