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Freelance Secret #5: The Publications You’ve Never Heard of Are the Ones that Pay the Most

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By Calvin Hennick

I have a friend who used to be a model. Like many in the industry, she quickly found herself deeply in debt to her agency, forced to use her meager earnings to repay plane tickets and rents in expensive cities like New York and Paris – the places she needed to be in order to get hired by the biggest magazines and labels in fashion. Basically, she went broke chasing the glamour gigs.  

Calvin Hennick

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Freelance Secret #3: Steal Story Ideas from Your Own Life

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It can be maddening to sit down with a stack of magazines and try to come up with a list of solid pitches. If you’re like me, most of the ideas that come off the top of your head are so obvious you’d be embarrassed to send them to an editor.   

You see Brad Pitt on the cover of GQ and think, “Hey, I wonder if they’ve ever considered interviewing George Clooney!”

Calvin Hennick

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