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Freelance journalists have a lot to think about, from dealing with money to where to pitch ideas and even how to manage their time.

Gabrielle Smith is a freelancer who specialises in writing about topics like sex, mental health, race and class, with bylines in Insider, Cosmopolitan and Prism amongst other publications.

Turning to her Twitter feed, Smith shared all lessons she has learned in transitioning to life as a freelance writer. Her advice covers invoicing, hours, creating contacts and much more.

"Befriend other writers. Don't look at it like a competition. Don't look at it like networking. Create a community and help each other out," she writes.

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