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Why freelancers should ask for more money

Money matters. Make sure you're getting paid what you deserve.

Money Matters
Freelancers should always ask for more money. Photo by Ronnie21/Shutterstock

When I started doing the ‘I don’t get out of bed for less than $4 a word’ thing, people started paying me $4 a word.”

This is all Taffy Brodesser-Akner, the New York Times Magazine staff writer and freshly minted best-selling novelist, told Cosmopolitan’s Jen Ortiz. In mid-June, when the comments hit the social media terrain, it didn’t take long for writers to bitch before realizing Brodesser-Akner is an aspirational figure, not a nemesis.

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