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Top Single Parent Scares

Being a single parent can be a very rewarding job, but it can also be very scary. Sometimes being a single parent means potentially dealing with scary or bad situations all alone without help. Even the simple things in life can become scarier or anxiety-provoking if you are by yourself.  Here are five of the biggest single parent scares that you might face if you are alone raising a child.
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How I Overcame Bad Credit Quickly

A few years back my credit was really bad.  I had lots of loans and credit card debt as well.  The past couple of years I have really worked hard on reducing my debt and improving my credit.  In this article I will discuss ways that worked for me and can work for you as well.
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4 Things I Need to Start Doing as a Freelance Writer

As a freelance writer in my 20’s, I have a few things I’m still learning and think that you can learn from too. There are definitely a few things on my to-do list to make me a better writer and more productive. Here are four things I feel I should start doing as a freelance writer, and maybe you think you should add them to your list as well. Check these items out and see what you feel you should add as you begin, or continue, your freelance writing career.
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Common Character Traits I Think A Good Writer Has

Writing has been my dream and I’m so thankful that I get to see it fulfilled. I am doing what I love and learning from others around me. When it comes to a good writer, I strive to keep some of the common character traits I see in the writers around me. I learn from those who have been doing this much longer than I and I have seen a few things that I believe make you an even better writer. Here are a few of the common traits I think it takes to be a good, successful writer.
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How To Tell If You’re a Hipster Writer

Cultures change from one generation to the next, but some things never change. There’s always that group of people who stand out above the crowd. They are different from the norm and that’s okay. Enter the Hipster crowd. How can you tell if you’re a hipster writer yourself? I know for me, there are a few things that stand out that make feel that way. Here’s a few tips to tell if you’re truly a hipster writer in this culture.
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Wondering if Freelance Writers Can Make A Decent Living

Writing is a great way to make money from home and I have been doing it for quite a few years. As a writer yourself, you may be wondering if you can make a decent living doing what you enjoy. I’m here to tell you, yes you can! You absolutely can make a decent living using freelance writing as your job, but there are a few things to know before you get started. Take a look at a few tips I would like to share with you as you begin your freelance writing career.
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Ways I Get Over Writers Block

One of the worst things for me, and any other writer for that matter, is the dreaded writer’s block. This can cause havoc on your stress levels and thinking when you’re working on a deadline. How do you get over writer’s block? Is there any way that you can avoid that blinking cursor taunting you? Sure! Check out these ways I get over writer’s block when I’m stuck on a topic or idea.
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Top Freelance Writers I Look Up To

As a freelance writer myself, I certainly have those hero writers I look up to and want to be like one day. Some of them are general stereotypes and others are specific people I’ve come into contact with over the years. These writers all have something in common. They are successful at what they love doing. They have all made a career out of writing and are making a good living at it too. Here are a few of the top freelance writers I look up to when it comes to the freelance writing arena.
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How To Get Over A Failure

Let’s take a moment and think about something. You’ve written your first, or maybe tenth, article and you’ve sent it to your client. Maybe they do not like what you’ve sent and you’re not given the chance to fix it. Maybe you ended up with a client that you worked for but they never paid you and now you have no way to recoup the lost time and money they owe.
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My Failures on Being a Freelance Writer

When it comes to being a freelance writer, it can be an adventure in itself. Learning how to navigate your own business and being self employed is exciting and can be daunting. I’ve learned a lot since I’ve started my freelance writing career and I’m going to share with you some of my failures. While most times it’s a great career, there are some things I’ve learned that can help you avoid these failures as I have had to learn the hard way.
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