“Come On, Move In! It’ll Take You 5 Minutes!”

Choice quote: “This is a bathroom and a home office.” Very efficient.

Actual 2014 Earnings: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

It’s time to look at some year-end numbers.

Thinking About Year-end Numbers: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

I’ve been curious all year if I would manage to hit $50,000 in gross earnings by December 31, 2014.

On Being a Public Person: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

When you have a public voice, what you say becomes crucial. I have a responsibility not only to the other people I write about, but also to the larger community.

Trying to Define “Enough:” How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

I’m starting to get twitchy about the amount of work I have to do and the amount of time in which I have to complete it. I’m good at calendaring and timeblocking when I need to work on each piece, but there’s not a lot of breathing room in my schedule.

On the other hand, I’m doing extremely well for cash.

Sustainability and Compromise: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

Here are a few more statistics for all of you, because they’re interesting to me: my year-to-date gross earnings as of August 6, 2014 are $25,576.22. I expect to beat $40K by the end of the year; now I’m curious if I’ll beat $50,000.

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Getting Paid to Write as Myself: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

Advice to New Freelance Writers: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

“I’d really like advice for pitching to publications when you have very little published work on your resume/CV. How do you get started?”

The word “publications” in this case is very vague.

It’s Time to Discuss ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’

Welcome to the Billfold Book Club’s discussion of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not! You don’t need to have read the book to chime in on the discussion. I am also going to spoil the book’s ending. Here we go.