Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Online Writers, Here’s How to Do a Vacation, Freelance Style

online writersFreelance jobs rock. Nobody bosses you around, and nothing stops you from taking a coffee break whenever you may want to. Most online writers would miss a caring employer in only one case: when they think of an unpaid summer vacation. Even though this break is totally on you, a summer break is something that’s worth doing.
Here’s how to do a summer break right, freelance style.

6 Step Vacation Guide for Online Writers

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Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics Why Aren’t Your Rest Breaks Boosting Your Productivity?

rest breakIn one of our earlier posts, we wrote about the potential benefits of leisure web browsing. Surprise – surprise! Charlotte Fritz, an assistant professor from Portland State University, added an important clarification – only visits to JOB-RELATED sites can boost your productivity. Other forms of rest breaks are a mere waste of time.

Not All Rest Breaks Help You Recharge Your Batteries

Internet is one of the biggest temptations ever. It’s close to impossible not to lose track of time on your favorite sites. “I’ll only check in for a minute” is one of the top lies, second only to “I read and accept the terms and conditions.”
A recent business study revealed that at least 64% of office employees visit non-work related sites at work. And things can get only worse if you’re a freelancer, working from home, one on one with your deadlines.
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Priceless Writing Tips 25 Most Energizing and Inspiring Pieces of Music for Writing

music for writingWhat do you think of music for writing? Some writers use it to block outside noises, while others need some music in the background simply to relax, enhance their imagination and let their writing flow. At the same time, there are writers who prefer absolute silence.
Tastes differ. Yet, here we’ve collected our favorite pieces of music, which worked best for us. What if they will boost your productivity and lift your spirits, too?

Music for Writing Articles and Essays

Articles and essays require unconventional thinking and creativity. Flashes of inspiration are not that often found in writers’ rooms, unless you listen to something that unlocks your brain:

  1. Enigma “Return to Innocence” – a reminder to be yourself!
  2. Gheorghe Zamfir “The Lonely Shepherd” or “The Sound of Silence
  3. Philip Glass “Metamorphosis
  4. Goldberg’s variations of Bach’s music
  5. Enya “Carribean Blue

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Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics 10 Not Obvious Reasons Why Freelance Writing Can Be Addictive

freelance writingFreelance writing usually starts innocently enough. You think it’s only a job, like thousands of other jobs out there, until it starts to steal most of your awake time. It’s really cool to be passionate about what you’re doing. But are you sure that nothing went wrong and you aren’t becoming obsessed with writing?

Freelance Writing Addiction: Main Symptoms

Freelance writing can be addictive. Accept the fact that you are addicted, if you have any of the following symptoms:
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Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics How to Get Inspired: Surprising Benefits of a Scrap File

get inspiredWriting is very demanding. It takes much more than simply creating a new document and quickly pushing buttons on a keyboard to make some pretty text appear on your screen. Pushing buttons is actually no problem – but only if you know what to write or how to get inspired.
If you don’t know what to write, a scrap file jam-packed with amazing ideas will save you.

3 Reasons Why You Need a Scrap File

A scrap file is a collection of your wonderful but unused ideas. Do you mean you still don’t have one? C’mon, you need to create one right now, for at least 3 reasons:

  • to get inspired when you’re hit by the worst blocks and depressions;
  • to prevent your wonderful ideas from being lost forever;
  • to save your precious time on research.

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