Welcome to 1,200+ free posts full of tips and resources for freelance writers! Make a Living Writing has been helping writers leave day jobs behind and live the freelance life since 2008. This isn’t our first recession, and we’re here to guide you with practical, been-there help on how to thrive as a freelance writer, no matter what.
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Longtime freelance writer and six-figure earner Carol Tice is the founder of The Make a Living Writing blog and Freelance Writers Den writer community. Her mission is to help writers get started in freelancing, become well-paid, and live the lifestyle of their dreams.