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Many pay up to $2 per word.

Lady in teal jacket jumping for joy as confetti blows over her. She gets paid $1 per word for freelance writing
Lady in teal jacket jumping for joy as confetti blows over her. She gets paid $1 per word for freelance writing
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Skilled freelance writers don’t have to write for peanuts.

You can get paid well for your work. If you provide the publications listed below with what they want when they want it, you can make around $1 per word or more.

Before you get too excited about the possibilities, understand that pubs paying high-dollar rates have high standards. The quality of your work must meet their standards.

Editors want your great ideas. Follow these pitch ethics and you will increase your chances of getting professional freelance writing gigs.

Tips to help you pitch and get desirable outcomes

Before contacting an editor, study the publication. Get familiar with the style, tone, and format it uses. You don’t want to pitch an idea for a story like one in a recent issue of the pub. …


Easy ways to make yourself and others feel better.

Little girl with big smile, standing, looking up. Colorful paint splotches all over her face and white dress. She looks happy
Little girl with big smile, standing, looking up. Colorful paint splotches all over her face and white dress. She looks happy
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Everyone is looking for soft, safe places to just be. No judgments. No politics. No rants. Just a moment to breathe. Just a moment to be.

Smiling despite circumstances makes me feel better. People are drawn to smiles now more than ever. Even behind a mask, a genuine smile makes you seem like a soft place.

A guy who sanitizes shopping carts at a nearby grocery store makes customers feel better. …


I did only one thing for less than two months, and weight fell off.

Brunette with dark glasses, outside office building. She wears a bulky blue sweater. Both hands at her ears exposing midriff.
Brunette with dark glasses, outside office building. She wears a bulky blue sweater. Both hands at her ears exposing midriff.
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With little effort, I lost too much weight and the cravings for my favorite foods lessened.

The thought of hot buttered rolls, ooey-gooey mac and cheese, or a big stringy slice of pizza used to make my mouth water. But recently, my stomach stopped sharing the excitement when I ate them. It started to take longer for my body to digest bread and pasta.

A few years ago, I heard a doctor suggest backing away from wheat for 10 days if you have digestive issues. …

About

Tonya S. Ware

Freelance writer. Bachelor of Journalism. Encouragement, life-lessons, personal growth stories, and articles on writing found here.

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