Weekend Reading: Business Basics for Freelancers

Being able to write is fine and dandy, but it isn't enough to guarantee your success in a freelance writing career. When you freelance, you're self-employed. You're an entrepreneur. And the more you think like one, the more you'll be able to grow your writing business. That means understanding that administrative work, finances, and marketing can be just as important as the writing.

With that in mind, let's look at some articles and resources this week that can help you improve when it comes to those business basics, whether you're just getting started or you're an established pro looking to shake things up a bit.

Do you have a favorite post on the topic? What business skills do you think new freelance writers should focus on the most? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, consultant, and indie author. She runs numerous websites & blogs including All Freelance Writing, Freelance Writing Pros, NakedPR, and Kiss My Biz.

Jenn has 25 years' experience as a professional writer and editor and over 20 years' experience in marketing and PR (working heavily in digital PR, online marketing, social media, SEO, new media, and thought leadership publication). She also has 19 years' professional blogging and web publishing experience (including web development) and around 18 years of experience as an indie author / publisher.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names and is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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