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The Recession Proof Freelancer: A 12-Point Plan for Thriving in Hard Times (from a freelance writer who's been there) By Carol Tice

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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.

You’ve probably got a million questions about how freelance writing works… and with our founder Carol Tice’s 20+ years of freelance experience, we’ve got the answers. Our posts cover every aspect of how to start and run a lucrative, home-based freelance-writing business.

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