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Being in India was my biggest disadvantage back then, but today, it is easily my biggest strength, the number one reason editors find my site and want to give me work they can’t hand off to anyone else.

What changed? I decided to take my biggest disadvantage—my foreign roots—and turn it into a specialty.

The post Turn Your Biggest Disadvantage Into Your Biggest Strength appeared first on The International Freelancer.

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Expat journalists do certain things that make them more desirable to editors back home. They come with specific characteristics that endear them to UK and US-based editors. Here’s what expat journalists do that you most likely don’t.

The post How to Get Work as a Foreign Correspondent appeared first on The International Freelancer.

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It's time to set some goals! January is a fantastic time to wipe the slate clean and start with fresh paints. Here's how I did creatively in 2017 and what I'd like to achieve going forward in 2018.

The post Creative Goals for 2017, How I Did, and What’s Coming in 2018 appeared first on The International Freelancer.

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In 2002, my first full-time job in India paid Rs 6,000 (approx. £60) per month.
In 2002, my first freelance assignment paid $5.
In 2013, my husband and I sat outside our house in India and realized that we didn’t have money to pay the next month’s rent.
In 2013, I gave up on all my dreams and went into a deep depression.
In 2014, we moved to London £15,000 in debt.
In 2017, this evening, I retired my husband.

The post I Retired My Husband. Here’s What I Learned appeared first on The International Freelancer.

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Artists need to learn how to sell effectively. Here's the ultimate guide.

The post The Artist’s Guide to Selling appeared first on The International Freelancer.

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Grandma based her financial advice on the fact that you held a 9-5 job and intended to keep it. As a freelancer, you clearly don’t want that option. So here are some money strategies we suggest instead.

The post Grandma Was Wrong. These Counterintuitive Money Strategies for Freelancers Actually Work appeared first on The International Freelancer.

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These 70+ Publications Pay $1 a Word (And They’re Looking for Writers)

The post These 70+ Publications Pay $1 a Word (And They’re Looking for Writers) appeared first on The International Freelancer.

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It is now April and for many of us in the UK and India, the financial year 2016-17 will end this week and a new one will begin. Here's what I'm planning in terms of business and income goals for the year.

The post My Business and Income Goals for the Financial Year 2017-18 appeared first on The International Freelancer.

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If Trump stories are the only things that are selling, how can you stay afloat as a freelancer? Here some ideas.

The post Why Freelancer Incomes are Down After the Trump Election (And What You Can Do About It) appeared first on The International Freelancer.

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It was my first time at the London Book Fair and I was reminded, once again, of how despite the challenges and the long journeys we undertake as authors, publishing (no matter how you do it) is still the best game in town.

Here are a few lessons I walked away with that may be helpful for you, too.

The post Lessons From an Exhilarating London Book Fair 2017 appeared first on The International Freelancer.

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