Category: Freelance Writing

What I’ve Learned in 4 Years of Freelance Writing

Date Posted: January 29, 2019
Posted in: Freelance Writing

What I've Learned in 4 Years of Freelance Writing

I have been full-time freelance writing for four years now, which is also the longest time I’ve spent in any single job in my life! It’s amazing how quickly time can pass. It is also incredible how slowly certain days can seem to drag on. I’ve learned an incredible amount from these years of freelancing, including the following valuable lessons…

I have been full-time freelance writing for four years now, which is also the longest time I've spent in any single job...

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2018: The Year of Success

Date Posted: December 29, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Freelance Writing, Housesitting, Personal

2018 year in review expat blogger amanda walkins

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those numbers, this was not at all a successful year! But by many other standards, 2018 was a year of success for me both personally and professionally.

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those nu...

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Why I Got Rid of the Comments Section

Date Posted: April 2, 2017
Posted in: Freelance Writing, Personal

I eliminated the comments section on my blog

In case you didn’t notice, you can no longer comment on my website. That was a very purposeful, very directed decision I made recently. While I believe in free speech and I fully encourage debate, I will no longer allow vile commentary on my personal website. I’ve eliminated the comments section altogether.

In case you didn't notice, you can no longer comment on my website. That was a very purposeful, very directed decision I...

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[Infographic] How to Survive Working from Home

Date Posted: October 7, 2016
Posted in: Freelance Writing

how to survive working from home - My Kind of Monday

This guest post comes to you from Connor at My Kind of Monday. I saw his infographic and just had to share it with you guys. Here he is to explain the pitfalls of working from home, and how you can avoid them. Enjoy!


It can be incredibly exciting making the decision to work from home. The flexibility in being able to work your own schedule and set your own deadlines is often what attracts people to freelancing from home.

This guest post comes to you from Connor at My Kind of Monday. I saw his infographic and just had to share it with you g...

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Guest Post: 5 Realities of Freelance Work Nobody Tells You About

Date Posted: April 5, 2016
Posted in: Freelance Writing

In case you haven’t noticed the lack of posts here lately, I have just been swamped with other work and haven’t had the time to dedicate to blogging here. Luckily, there are so many other wonderful writers out there with ideas to share! For any of you other freelance writers, Jess Signet has some great insights for you on the realities of freelance work nobody tells you about.

Enjoy!


In case you haven’t noticed the lack of posts here lately, I have just been swamped with other work and haven’t had the...

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Get Paid to Do What Makes You Happy

Date Posted: February 4, 2016
Posted in: Expat Life, Freelance Writing, Travel Tales

Earn a living being happy

I saw a video the other day and something struck me as particularly ironic. Most people viewing that video will chuckle, marvel at how unique the person is, and then carry on with their days. Most people will not look at this video and feel inspired to follow their passions. But I think it’s the most important part of this particular video.

I saw a video the other day and something struck me as particularly ironic. Most people viewing that video will chuckle,...

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International Living Roatan Information

Date Posted: September 22, 2015
Posted in: Freelance Writing

International Living Roatan Correspondent

I’ve been covering LOTS of great businesses and lifestyles for expats in Roatan lately, so if you’re not an International Living subscriber, you’re missing out! You can always head to their basic information pages to learn more about Honduras in general, and Roatan specifically. Additionally, on my author page you’ll find some articles that are open to the public, though some in that list are password protected.

I've been covering LOTS of great businesses and lifestyles for expats in Roatan lately, so if you're not an Internationa...

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Working on the Road

Date Posted: July 13, 2015
Posted in: Freelance Writing

working on the road

Freelance writing is new to me as of this year, so it’s been a steep learning curve in terms of finding clients, diversifying my portfolio, and actually making enough money to pay my bills. As a self-motivated worker I’ve been able to manage my own time fairly well – of course I have days I get distracted by social media, or my dog, or the sunshine – but for the most part I’ve been able to balance work and play as a self-employed freelance writer.

Freelance writing is new to me as of this year, so it's been a steep learning curve in terms of finding clients, diversi...

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