Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com

Without selling courses or doing the blogging grind.

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In September 2017, I wrote a post about how I made $6500 that month as a full-time freelance writer.

In that post, I shared my breakdown of how I made that money and what kinds of work and clients I had to get there.

Two years later, in October 2019…


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The last 2 years have been…tumultuous.



And boring.

There have been flashes of normalcy and excitement — attending my niece’s bat mitzvah, being able to see my grandmother for Thanksgiving in 2021, being able to have Christmas with my in-laws (not without its own Covid scare!), …

Remembering 2021

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As another year comes to a not-so-quiet close, I am once again compelled to look back on the year and its highlights.

I came into 2021 excited. 2020 was shitty and I was SURE 2021 couldn’t possibly be as bad.

It was…and it wasn’t.

In terms of health…

I was able to get the…

And why you shouldn’t expect people to (or do it yourself!)

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There are constantly articles on my Medium homepage about how to grow your following.

I often see people giving newer Medium writers looking for more followers a few specific pieces of advice:

  • Interact with posts by commenting and highlighting
  • Follow a bunch of writers
  • Follow back everyone who follows you…

7 challenges & 7 best practices

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You may be planning to bring on remote writers for your business or maybe you’ve recently been promoted to management at the company you work for.

Either way, being a manager is a specific set of skills.

These include fantastic communication and collaboration skills, the ability to manage without smothering…

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