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Archives for October 2013

Is Article Marketing Still Effective Since Google’s Hummingbird Algorithm Update? Freelance Writers — What to Tell Your Clients

Every time Google does an update, the web lights up with everyone sharing their thoughts on what’s effective, what’s not, how to “beat” the latest algorithmic change, etc. Inevitably, article marketing gets brought up.

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Freelance Writers: What to Put On Your Subscriber Opt-in Landing Page to Get More Subscribers and Grow Your Mailing List

Written by Karen Cioffi

I’m always tweaking my websites, determining what’s working and what’s not. I keep in mind that one of the primary purposes of my websites is to entice the visitor into subscribing to my mailing list….

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Freelance Writing Jobs for the Week of 10/28/2013

Note: Some of these jobs, although freelance, may be location specific. In those cases, the location is listed.

Observations as I went through this week’s freelance job listings . . .

Guide (ebook) writing/editing becoming more and more prevalent. It’s no surprise, as I discussed in this post on jobs ushered in by the self-publishing industry. FYI, you’ll find these jobs listed under titles like guide writers, ebook writers, ghost writers, etc.

Freelance Entertainment Writer: We’re looking for a committed ‘Voice’ fan who loves writing about television. On a freelance basis, this person would recap each episode of ‘The Voice’ with fun, informed, engaging copy and ideally a unique point of view on the show. Pay: $50 per recap. Get full details on this freelance entertainment writing job.

Freelance Tech Copy Editors: Are you a brilliant, passionate copy editor who has experience writing a wide variety of web-based copy?  Do you have a strong portfolio that you are dying to show off? Are you “wicked smart” and finally want to be recognized for your brilliance? As a freelance copy editor, you will be responsible for editing technology and business blogs, newsletters and marketing copy. Freelance applicants should be available to work as a contractor for a minimum of 10 hours a week up to 40 hours a week. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this freelance copy editing job.

Freelance Online Marketing Writers: I’m looking for a highly skilled writer who has knowledge in at least some of the following areas to write on a leading online/affiliate marketing blog: Internet marketing; Traffic/lead generation; Social media marketing. Your role will include creating blog posts to topics similar to those listed above, we want 1 piece of content every 2 weeks. Pay: $50 per post. Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Freelance SEO Copywriter (Minneapolis, MN): Our Fortune 500 corporate client is looking for a Copywriter to develop, optimize, refine and copy edit consumer-facing website content.  The ideal candidate will have experience creating marketing copy that is optimized for web. You should have experience taking complex ideas and writing for a lay audience online. You will also be creating meta descriptions and title tags. Pay: $26/hour.  Get full details on this freelance copywriting job.

A Note about Applying for Freelance Writing Jobs with Staffing Agencies

Normally, I don’t list jobs posted by staffing firms, but I know this firm from when I owned my editorial staffing agency in NYC back in the late 90s/early 2000s. Also, if you get in good with a recruiter at a staffing agency, they can throw you a lot of work. This firm happens to staff a lot of editorial positions, so it might be worth it to send your credentials in to them.

Textbook Writers: At Chegg Study, our primary goal is to help students find in-depth homework help at an affordable price any time of the day or night. We are currently hiring experts to write step-by-step solutions to civil/mechanical/electrical/chemical engineering and computer science. We have thousands of textbook problems that need solutions. We pay per solution on a contract basis, which means you earn money each time you solve a problem for us. We hire on a rolling basis, so you can begin working whenever your schedule allows and take on an assignment that works for you. Pay: Most of our authors earn from $750- $1,500 a month, and others make significantly more.  Get full details on this textbook writing job.

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Publisher Note: Did you catch yesterday’s The State of Freelancing column, The State of Freelancing: Is Freelancing Good for the Economy? It details why freelancing just might be the best job security you can find heading into 2014.
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Freelance Web Content Writer/Editor: We are a small professional services company updating our website. We are looking for a writer to write approx 6 pages for our website which will include company and owner profiles and why us pages. If we can work together, will also need help with another 7-10 pages of web content. Pay: Submit your rate.  Get full details on this freelance web writing job.

Freelance Technology Guide Writers: Small publishing company of simplified technology books and guides for “baby boomers” (50 – 68 years old) is recruiting dedicated freelance writers to author plain English articles on various computing and technology topics, especially on mobile tablets (iPad, iPhone, Android, etc.). Each of our print guides run under 25 pages and is edited by an editor who is an expert on the topic. Usually we recruit five freelance writers for each guide until its completion. Pay: Salary is negotiated based on the topic and scope of the project, but is between $25 and $30/hour per writer.  Get full details on this freelance technology writing job.

Freelance Legal Writers: Candidates need to have experience writing for law firms and other for other legal marketing/copywriting clients. Pay: Payment starts at $0.05 per word with room for growth.  Get full details on this freelance legal writing job.

Freelance Academic Writers (Math): We are looking for assessment writers to create and submit single and/or multiple prompt mathematics tasks for grades K-12. We are also seeking a subject matter expert for a college-level mathematics course. Pay: Not listed.  Get full details on this freelance math writing job.

Freelance Assessment Test Writers: Write assessment items for College Level IT coursesWe are looking for assessment item writers to write assessment items for College Level IT courses. The item bank would include 300 questions for each course (9 courses overall) involving a mix of multiple choice answer responses, and matching items with a variety of response possibilities. Pay: Not listed.  Get full details on this assessment test writing job.

Freelance Medical Illustrator: Medical/pharmaceutical consulting company seeks a Medical Illustrator with a background knowledge of color printing. This position will work closely with teams made up of medical writers, instructional designers, publishers, and others to create accurate, high-quality, and engaging educational training materials for the pharmaceutical industry. Pay: Not listed.  Get full details on this freelance illustrating job.

Freelance Restaurant / Food Writer Wanted (Kittery, ME): Are you interested in writing about great food and great restaurants? Our restaurant group is currently seeking part-time, free lance writing support. Bob’s Clam Hut, Robert’s Maine Grill and Lil’s Café are looking for a creative, dynamic writer to help with a variety of writing needs with heavy focus on social media. We are looking to hire a web-savvy enthusiastic writer who is willing to research, write and meet deadlines and goals. Pay: Not listed.  Get full details on this freelance restaurant writing job.

Freelance Book Author (Los Angeles, CA / Las Vegas, NV): Avalon Travel is seeking a professional writer to author the Moon Death Valley guidebook. This is a contract position, not a full-time office job. The writer should live in or near Los Angeles or Las Vegas or must have very close ties to the national park and go often. The writer must be very knowledgeable about the park’s attractions, should be able to provide strategic planning advice for travelers, and should have previous experience writing about Death Valley. Pay: Not listed.  Get full details on this freelance guidebook writing job.

Ghostwriters Wanted:  We are seeking highly skilled writers, experienced with writing web / blog content, to ghostwrite & create regular compelling content for a variety of verticals. We are looking for writers who can become a “team member” and contribute regularly with monthly work for our clients.  Depending on the client and the plan they are on, there will be at least 8 blogs per month, and as many as 14 for each client. Pay: Per piece of type of content on a plan basis.  Get full details on this ghost writing job.

Freelance Finance Writers: NerdWallet is a consumer-friendly personal finance recommendation service, looking to bring a “.org” honesty to financial products. In our latest phase of growth, we are looking for staff writers and long-term freelancers. Pay: Not listed.  Get full details on this freelance finance writing job.

Online Editors / Freelance Writers Wanted: Clean & Sober Media is excited to announce that we have just acquired the world’s leading addiction and recovery website: TheFix.com.  We are currently looking to fill multiple positions for writers and editors. We want editorial staff who are talented, innovative, intelligent and have a fresh vision to help us bring TheFix.com into this new era.  We are currently hiring for editors and freelance writers. Pay: Not listed.  Get full details on this online editing/ writing job.

Ghostwriter / Content Writer: Australian Building & Property Niche. If you have a conversational & entertaining writing style & know a thing or two about the Australian building, construction & property industry then we have the job for you!  We’re looking for an experienced copywriter to write articles, whitepapers & website content for our new website & blog. Pay: 500-600 word articles at $25 per article (4-8 per month). Also need an initial 2+ longer form white papers and website informational page content.  Get full details on this content writing job.

Freelance Spanish Proofreader (Carlsbad, CA): Business Review America Latina needs a Spanish proofreader to check spelling and grammar for a number of business reports each month. Pay: $30/hour.  Get full details on this freelance proofreading job.

Health & Fitness Ghostwriter: We’re looking for a high quality ghost writer that has experience writing in the health & fitness market. Our blog has posts on various health & fitness topics. It targets a younger adult audience and talks mostly about weight lifting, nutrition, supplementation and most importantly getting “big”.  Topics can be chosen by you but must stay inline with the overall theme of the blog (getting big). Posts must be well researched and must be over 1000 words. Pay: $30 per post.  Get full details on this ghost blogging job.

Publishing Schedule This Week

Following is what’s coming up here and on SeoWritingJobs.com, this blog’s companion blog, this week.

Tomorrow: Freelance Writers: What to Put On Your Subscriber Opt-in Landing Page to Get More Subscribers and Grow Your Mailing List: Regular contributor Karen gives great detail – much of it based on her own experience. Some great info in this one.

Wednesday: Is Article Marketing Still Effective Since Google’s Hummingbird Algorithm Update? Freelance Writers — What to Tell Your Clients. I give my thoughts on this, based on my own experience, of course.

Thursday on SeoWritingJobs.com, This Site’s Companion Site: Regular contributor Chrislyn continues with week four of The SEO Writing Business Challenge For Struggling Freelance Writers.

Friday: The weekly Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success. (Read the most recent tip).

Saturday: A Freelance Writer’s Life Abroad: Inside Peek at My Life as an American Living in Negril, Jamaica for a Year, Part XXVI (Read the most recent installment).

On a personal note . . .

Went to church here in Negril this past Sunday. I was born and raised in the church (southern Baptist). The first ten years of my life, I went to church three times a week religiously (pun fully intended). My mom was the church pianist and me and my sister in age closest to me, Cassandra, sang in the junior choir (my younger sister was born much, much later). This was over 30 years ago.

I’ve never attended church regularly in my adult life. I consider myself more spiritual than religious but my mom always said, “I gave you the foundation, one day you’ll find yourself going back to your roots.” As with so many things she predicted, this has come true. I’ve been hankering to hear a good service for a while.

FYI, although I’m Christian, I have friends of all faiths (and even some non-believers, ie atheists), so whatever your religion/spirituality, embrace it — as I do mine.

I say all that to say, it was good hearing the word this past Sunday. There were people there from all corners of the globe, eg, Russia, Australia, England, the U.S. and Canada were some of the places mentioned. And the music — amazing!

Have a good one. 🙂

SEO Copywriting Training Course in Negril JamaicaP.S.: Join me in Jamaica for the SEO copywriter training class and learn how to start a high-paying career as an SEO writer. Incentive? Here’s an SEO writer who signed a $24,000 contract!

A nominal deposit reserves your spot. Learning SEO is about so much more than learning a new skill; it’s about changing (taking control of) your life! Proof? See average salary of SEO writers in graphic just below.

seo-writing-jobs-salary

P.P.S.: Avoid freelance writing dry spells by making extra money as an affiliate marketer. How? Learn how to earn $50-$150/day online pretty seamlessly in the best-selling ebook, How to Make Money Placing Ads on Free Classified Ad Sites.

 

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The State of Freelancing: Is Freelancing Good for the Economy?

Written by Yuwanda Black

Job Shipped Overseas

One of my long-time friends lost her job this week. She has a family, a beautiful home in a prestigious community and earned six figures, plus all the perks (great healthcare, a sign-on business, year-end bonuses, etc.). Her job – and that of her whole team — were shipped off to an overseas firm.

When I read the Entrepreneur article, The Freelance Economy Is Booming. But Is It Good Business?, I thought of my friend. We worked at the same company back in the 90s in New York City. At that company, I went through six reorgs (reorganizations/restructures) in 10 years.

With every reorg, people lost jobs, got buyout packages, were transferred, lost perks, etc. Being afraid of losing your job – especially in an expensive city like New York — is nerve-wracking. It’s one of the reasons I turned to freelancing and never looked back.

I’ve said it here before, but I think freelancing offers more job stability (scroll down about half way through this post to the heading, “The American Workforce: Rethinking What Job Stability Means”). And it’s because the mindset of companies are changing as the net has opened up “the world” as a talent pool.

In the Entrepreneur article, following is how one business owner described why he loves hiring freelancers:

“Freelancing is awesome. It keeps costs down and lets you quickly test out an individual,” Trey Smith, who runs San Diego, Calif.-based Kayabit Games, says. “For example, I can hire an artist for an hourly job and cancel the contract if it doesn’t work out the first day. Doing this with a full-time, in-house employee is much more difficult.”

So Is Freelancing Good for Business and the Economy?

In my opinion, ab-so-friggin-lutely! Why? Number one, what other “job” allows you to do this regularly (click photo for larger view). And …

Celebrating the Freelance LifestyleAs I stated before, it offers MORE job security for professionals (if you embrace it and treat it like a business. I never worry about losing my “job” because I have multiple “employers;” as opposed to just one.

It  keeps costs down for businesses. Although many will gripe and moan and employers on sites like Elance just want cheap labor, I say, so what. If you don’t look for your freelance gigs in those type of online sweat shops, then you have nothing to worry about. There’s plenty of high-paying freelance work out there.

Teenager Earns $50,000 in One Year as a Freelance Writer

FYI, many freelancers have great success with sites like Elance, Guru, etc. Here’s another example – a teenager from African who got his start on the site and went on to earn over $50,000 in one year, from one client.

I choose not to look for gigs in marketplaces like these, but that’s the wonderful thing about freelancing – you get to design your own career.

Most who gripe about places like Elance are just too lazy IMO to stay on the marketing grind. And trust me, it is a grind. Freelancing is not easy. You have to constantly be marketing yourself, unlike when you have a “secure” job. But the payoff is sooooo worth it.

The One BIG Advantage Freelancers Have Over Full-time Employees

And think about it this way, when you lose your job, what are you doing – marketing yourself – to a potentially new employer who may ship your job off to Zimbabwe next year. Then, you’re left in the same boat – marketing yourself again.

The one advantage freelancers have over full-time employees is they don’t let themselves get complacent (at least most of us don’t). Hence, there’s no shock when you lose a client – because you’re always constantly marketing for the next one anyway.

Share Your Thoughts

Do you think freelancing is a more secure career option in today’s world? Why/why not? Have you ever been downsized out of a job and/or lost it to some cost-cutting measure? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Don’t forget to subscribe to receive our regular listing of freelance writing job leads, which come out every Monday, ok?

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend and are looking forward to a productive week.

SEO Copywriting Training Course in Negril JamaicaP.S.: Ready to embrace the freelance lifestyle? Join me in Jamaica for the SEO copywriter training class and learn how to start a high-paying career as an SEO writer. Incentive? Here’s an SEO writer who signed a $24,000 contract!

A nominal deposit reserves your spot. Learning SEO is about so much more than learning a new skill; it’s about changing (taking control of) your life! Proof? See average salary of SEO writers in graphic just below.

seo-writing-jobs-salary

P.P.S.: Avoid freelance writing dry spells by making extra money as an affiliate marketer. How? Learn how to earn $50-$150/day online pretty seamlessly in the best-selling ebook, How to Make Money Placing Ads on Free Classified Ad Sites.

 

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Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success

Written by Yuwanda Black

Here’s your Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success for this week . . .

Do Some Cold Calling . . .

Before you cringe and shake your head and stomp your foot, “No, never!” hear me out.

3 Reasons Cold Calling Is So Effective for Landing Freelance Writing Jobs

(i) Get to Speak to the Decision Maker: Many times, you get the owner of the firm/company themselves. This is especially true if you target small businesses like graphic design and web design firms. Many of these have less than 10 employees – and a great number are solopreneurs.

But if they’re good, they tend to stay busy. And, they can almost always use a good writer to call on to provide content.

(ii) Charge Ahead of the Competition: Many freelance writers are afraid of this method of marketing, so by doing this, you increase your chance of landing clients that they never even reach out to like this.

Cold Calling Tips and Insight for Freelance WritersI know, I know, it’s COLD CALLING!

And I personally detest it, but I’ve done it. And you know what, once you get a few calls under your belt, it’s really not that bad. And not for nothing, but most prospects are nice – many even pleasantly surprised to hear from you.

(iii) It Works! As the freelancer featured in this series underscores, it works. She had her first $400 day as a freelance writer by doing some cold calling.

Also, in the Freelance Writing Business Challenge that’s going on over on SeoWritingJobs.com, this blog’s companion blog, an aspiring SEO writer wrote in the comments section:

I started cold calling companies and then following up with emails. I find that I get a better response rate by calling because it allows me to get an exact email address. If it’s a small company, you usually get to speak to the decision maker pretty quickly.

If it’s a larger company, I usually ask to speak to the person in sales. When I asked the receptionist to speak to the person in charge of hiring freelance writers, he or she is either really confused, or I get bounced to the HR department — which is a big black hole…

In the ebook, How to Really Make a Living as an Editorial Freelancer (an oldie but a goodie for those who are really new to freelancing), there’s a cold-calling script I’ve used before. It’s geared for freelancers who target local businesses and can meet with clients in person, but can be easily adapted to prospecting for online clients.

Cold Calling Tips

Keep it brief;

Get contact info (ie, email);

Ask how they like to be kept in contact with;

Be clear about how you can help them;

LISTEN to what the prospect says;

Do exactly as the prospect asks (eg, call back later, email your materials, schedule a Skype conversation, contact X in Y department, etc.); and

Follow up – unless they never ask you to call them again, always follow up. Use their preferred method. If they don’t provide one, your follow-up can be via another phone call, email, a thank you card (really special and gets attention because practically no one sends thank you cards any more.

Gain more insight into how to make cold calling effective in 7 steps to a perfect cold call.

Have a Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success?

Send it in. Following are the submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines

Length: 100-250 Words

Bio: 25-50 words; a link to your freelance writing website/blog and a link to one of your social media profiles.

How to Submit: Send in the body of an email (info*at*InkwellEditorial*dot*com). Put “Freelance Quick Tip” in Subject Line.

You’ll be sent a link when/if it’s published.

Have a glorious weekend. Last weekend I made it to the beach — and the weather was gorgeous. Update post in the Living in Jamaica series “soon come” as they say here.
Yuwanda

SEO Copywriting Training Course in Negril JamaicaP.S.: Join me in Jamaica (I’m here until after the Reggae Marathon in December) and learn how to start a high-paying career as an SEO writer so you work from anywhere you please too.

Incentive? Here’s an SEO writer who signed a $24,000 contract!

Register for the SEO copywriter training class. A nominal deposit reserves your spot. Learning SEO is about so much more than learning a new skill; it’s about changing (taking control of) your life! Proof? See average salary of SEO writers in graphic just below.

seo-writing-jobs-salary

P.P.S.: Avoid freelance writing dry spells by making extra money as an affiliate marketer. How? Learn how to earn $50-$150/day online pretty seamlessly in the best-selling ebook, How to Make Money Placing Ads on Free Classified Ad Sites.

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Freelance Writers: What to Do When You Miss a Deadline (Including Insight into How to Hang Onto Clients When You Do)

Written by Yuwanda Black

This year, 2013, marks my 20th as a freelance writer. I’m proud to say that in these two decades, I’ve missed less than a handful of deadlines. I can only actually think of three, but I say less than five in case a couple of clients come out of the woods saying otherwise – LOL!

Of these missed deadlines, I missed two within the last couple of weeks. I had (still have to a certain degree) a lot going on personally right now – life-changing stuff that just rocks your world, ya know. The last time I was this stressed was when my mom was sick with breast cancer.

As an aside, you do know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, right? Go ahead, feel yourself up ladies! Then, go and get those boobies checked (and guys too). Yeah, men get breast cancer too; something that’s not discussed enough in my opinion.

But I digress; back to my missed deadlines  …

My Company’s Policy on Missed Deadlines

I’m a Type A personality, so when I say I’m going to do something, I do my best to do it. And not for nothing, my writing company’s policy is that if we miss a deadline, the content is free. So, I had to give some refunds (always stand by your policies). Freelance Writing Advice on How to Handle It When You Miss a Deadline

One of my clients was so sweet though, she insisted that we charge her (talk about client loyalty!). I didn’t go back and forth with her; I just deducted the amount from her invoice anyway. This brings me to one thing I want to really hammer home about missed deadlines.

Client uncertainty.

What You Really Miss When You Miss a Deadline as a Freelance Writer

You see, when you miss a deadline, it plants a seed of doubt in the client’s mind about your reliability. How deep that seed is planted depends on a few factors, eg:

How long they’ve used your services;How often you’ve missed a deadline; and

How integrated you are into their business.

Case Study: What Happened with One of My Clients When I Missed a Deadline

Take the client above who offered to pay me. She’s been a client since the beginning of the year. I remember this because she was the first new client we landed this year. We literally started working with her on the 2nd of January.

So that’s 10 – almost 11 — months now. We do article marketing for her – writing and uploading one article per week to her EzineArticles account.

Of course, before this one, we’d never missed a deadline with her. Every Monday, like clockwork, a new article is uploaded to her account, which is accessed via a feed on her website. She travels a lot, so she depends on us to keep her website, in essence, updated with fresh content.

This keeps her name/brand constantly in front of her client base.

So, we’re an integral part of her business model – she’s in fact told me this point blank. Now if we started missing deadlines even every few months, how much trust do you think she’d have in us – no matter how much she may love our content?

Not much for long, right? Which means she’d sooner or later (probably sooner) find another writing firm to handle her content needs.

And this is the point I want to make, when you miss a deadline, what you really miss is the opportunity to continually build trust with your client. Trust translates into referrals, leads, sales – in short, cold, hard cash. It’s the foundation of your freelance writing business.

Studies have proven this, eg, a post on the “Customer Experience Optimization” blog, ClearAction.biz states:

Customer retention may be best supported by operational integrity. After all, when you think about your personal relationships as well as your business relationships, you tend to stick with the folks that are really good at showing they sincerely care about you, and doing what they say they’re going to do. It boils down to trust. (emphasis added)

When you dig down to the reasons why people leave a brand for a competitor’s solution, it’s not so much about the competitors’ offers and brand affinity …. But the reasons people switch brands is much more about product, service and value disappointments. [Source: Customer Retention Begins With Trust]

Your Relationship with Your Freelance Writing Clients Is More Fragile Than You Think

Like a romantic coupling, your relationship is a fragile thing. You can have 10 years under you and when trust is violated, those 10 years go right out the window, right? And, it takes time (sometimes years) to rebuild.

Well, same thing with a professional relationship. The only difference is, you may never get a chance to rebuild this one because your client will begin dating (and eventually commit to) another freelance writer. This is why I’m a stickler about deadlines. I know that they’re much more than an arbitrary date on a calendar. They are a foundational building block of trust with my clients.

How secure do you feel when you trust your partner?

That’s the same way your clients feel about you as a freelance writer – when you DON’T miss deadlines.

How to Keep Clients – Even When You Miss a Deadline

FYI, I wrote about this in one of my monthly posts on e-Junkie. In Advice For Freelance Writers: How To Handle It When You Miss A Deadline, I also give some insight into why freelancer writers miss deadlines – and some concrete solutions to prevent it from happening. Your Turn

Have you ever missed a deadline? If so, how did you handle it? If not, why do you think you’re so good at not missing them (and good for you!)? Please share in the comments section below.

SEO Copywriting Training Course in Negril JamaicaP.S.: Join me in Jamaica and learn how to start a high-paying career as an SEO writer so you work from anywhere you please too. Incentive? Here’s an SEO writer who signed a $24,000 contract!

Register for the SEO copywriter training class. A nominal deposit reserves your spot. Learning SEO is about so much more than learning a new skill; it’s about changing (taking control of) your life! Proof? See average salary of SEO writers in graphic just below.

seo-writing-jobs-salary

P.P.S.: Avoid freelance writing dry spells by making extra money as an affiliate marketer. How? Learn how to earn $50-$150/day online pretty seamlessly in the best-selling ebook, How to Make Money Placing Ads on Free Classified Ad Sites.

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The Essential Mindset Every Freelance Writer Should Develop to Ensure Success

Written by Francesca Nicasio

What are the ingredients to becoming a successful freelance writer?

Writing talent? Of course. Creativity? Absolutely. Passion for writing and a strong grasp of language? You bet. Ask any freelancer about the traits that you ought to have in your freelance writing journey, and I’m sure that they would be able to name quite a few more.

But there’s one quality in particular that I feel isn’t mentioned quite as often as it should. I think that when freelance writers are discussing their paths to success, they don’t give enough credit to the trait of being entrepreneurial. Which is a shame, because I believe developing a business mindset is critical to becoming a great freelance writer.

Let me give you a few examples.

#1 Replacing the “consumer mindset” with a business-oriented one

One of the things that I struggled with when I was starting out was approaching prospective clients. I was scared to reach out to other businesses and offer my writing services because I felt that I would be like some sleazy telemarketer and get hung up on.

Advice for Aspiring Freelance Writers on EntrepreneurshipBut I soon realized that my fears were completely unfounded and they were just a reflection of the consumer mindset that I had at the time. I learned that selling to businesses isn’t the same as selling to consumers, because businesses do not think or behave the same way.

When you approach an entrepreneur, they won’t see you as an obnoxious salesperson who’s trying to sell them things they don’t need. Instead, they would likely see you as a businessperson (just like them) who’s offering something of value.

That’s something that you need to remember whenever you’re having doubts or fears about knocking on businesses’ doors. You are not a door-to-door salesperson bugging a stay-at-home mom who’s just trying to relax.

What you are is a business providing a perfectly legit and in-demand service (i.e. content) to other businesses.

#2 Having a business mindset when dealing with rejection

An individual with a personal mindset takes rejection hard and feels butt-hurt or insulted. They start having self-doubts about their writing skills and personality. An entrepreneur on the other hand, understands that receiving a “no” from another business doesn’t have anything to do with them as person. It just means that their businesses aren’t the right fit for each other.

Be sure to adapt an entrepreneurial mindset whenever you encounter not-so-pleasant issues in your freelance writing career. Check your personal ego at the door and deal with setbacks with a professional and level head. Doing so will enable you to move on much quicker.

#3 Ditching your employee way of thinking and adopting a business mindset

If you’re coming from a 9 to 5 job, you have to make the major mental adjustment of going from thinking like an employee to thinking like an entrepreneur. The former waits for their boss to tell them what to do, while the latter forges their own path.

When you decide to become a freelance writer you need to wrap your head around that fact that there’s no one else in charge of stirring the ship but you and the decisions on where to take your business lies in your hands.

How to develop an entrepreneurial mindset

Surround yourself with entrepreneurs.

Do you have any friends or relatives who are starting or  running their own business? Spend the day with them or offer to buy them lunch so you can pick their brain. If you’re employed, observe your company’s founder or CEO and pick up lessons on what to do (or in some cases, what not to do.)

The web is also filled with innovative, business-minded people who are more than willing to share their wisdom. Mixergy.com for instance has more than 931 interviews and 117 courses on entrepreneurial topics, while AppSumo offers insightful blog posts and great products.

Take action

Of course, listening to interviews and hanging out with the right people can only take you so far. Do these things, but also remember that the most important step to becoming an entrepreneur is taking action.

Even if you feel like you’re not ready or that you don’t have that business mindset just yet, take some sort of action anyway. If you’re really serious about becoming a freelance writer, then stop treating your craft as hobby and take the steps to turn it into a business. Determine the types of content that you want to write about then put your marketing cap on and start calling potential clients.

Make your business official by building a website and spreading the word. Another way to really cement your business status is to get your DBA or LLC all set up and start setting money aside for taxes — it doesn’t get any more official than that.

The bottom line is, the most effective way to get that business mindset is by actually starting a business. Books can help. Changing the way you think can help. But in order to really do it, you need to go out there and actually start one.

About the Author: Francesca Nicasio teaches aspiring freelance writers how to build their portfolio and find clients at BeAFreelanceWriter.com. Download her free eBook, 25 Types of Writing Gigs that Pay Well (and How to Find Them) here.

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Freelance Writing Jobs for the Week of 10/21/2013

Note: Some of these jobs, although freelance, may be location specific. In those cases, the location is listed.

Observations as I went through this week’s freelance job listings . . . (i) the sheer number and variety of writing jobs available; also (ii) that clients/companies are looking for writers they can build long-term commitments with.

IMO, this is because content marketing has increased the need for consistent copy. Hence, companies need ghostwriters they can rely on for their blog content, newsletter content, web content, etc. And of course, consistency means more money for freelance writers – and more consistency in income as well. Good stuff all around, no?

Ghost Tech Blogger: Brivin Corp is looking for a ghost blog writer who loves to write about subjects such as: web development, web design, User Interface Experience, mobile web development, HTML, CSS, word press, etc… This blogger will write around 2 or 3 articles (depending on his/her availability) per week on our company’s blog. Pay: $40/post, 500-700 words.  Get full details on this ghost blogging job.

Freelance Copy Editors: New York Mag (NYMag.com) is seeking freelance copy editors. Suitable candidates will have a familiarity with Words Into Type and web publishing tools, and also be comfortable working at a very fast pace. Pay: Not listed.  Get full details on this freelance copy editing job.

Note: Site also sometimes publishes articles by freelance writers. Submission details are on that same page in the link above.

Freelance Alternative Health Copywriter: We’re seeking one or more individuals who possess a true gift for converting ideas, thoughts, research and concepts into written words of action. Industries we work with include EMF protection, Cell phone radiation protection, Smart meter protection, a host of 100 more subjects areas of interest. Pay: We pay by the article, eg, a 400-600 word article – $10-$40 per accepted post. Brochure copy, case study articles, etc., pay will range between .10 and .30 per word. Get full details on this freelance copywriting job.

Freelance Researchers: Award-winning independent publisher in business for more than 25 years seeks enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and resourceful writers and researchers for long-term book projects. We are about to launch a project in Detroit, Michigan. The successful candidate will work closely on this book with an author, editor, and graphic designer to conduct research, write, and collect photos and captions. Pay: Not listed.  Get full details on this freelance researcher’s job.

Home Security Blogger: You will have the editorial freedom to pick and choose what topics you write about as well as a style of writing. General guidance and suggestions will be provided. Pay: $25/post; need at least two per week (with bonuses for traffic generation). Get full details on this home security blogging job.

Freelance Lifestyle Writer (Minneapolis, MN): Are you passionate about Minneapolis? Do you know that your neighborhood is the best of the best? A leading online rental search website is looking for fun, engaging and informative writers to cover local content in Minneapolis. Pay: Posts start at 300+ words and compensation starts at $30 per post. Get full details on this writing job.

Demand Media (eHow) Is Hiring: Opportunities for Studio writers involve 300-500 word articles that require the ability to write informatively about a number of different fields, including Business, Finance, Nutrition, Travel, Technology, Fitness, and more. As a Studio contributor you can pick and choose what areas you want to cover in order to position yourself and your expertise in the industries you care about. Pay: Posts start at 300+ words and compensation starts at $30 per post (can go on up to $50 per article). Payments are delivered twice a week. Get full details on this freelance writing job.

Publisher Note: A lot of people frown on writing for “content mills” like this, but I wrote for eHow back in 2008, I think it was and earned some quick cash, which came in handy during dry spells. I earned $15 per article (and residual montly payments on page views), and I wrote about freelance writing and small business usually – content I knew well and could knock out easily. Although their guidelines have gotten more stringent since then, it can be a steady-earning gig if you don’t mind writing for what some consider such low pay.

Freelance Fashion Writer (Leather Topics): Looking for experienced writer to do features and shorts on leather workers, saddle makers, boot makers, etc. Covering from OK to CA. Must be experienced and meet deadlines. Pay: $16/hour. Get full details on this fashion writing job.

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Craft Bartending/Beer/Mustache Bloggers: Looking for North America bloggers to contribute to our craft brewing, cocktailing, pickling, cooking, organic farming, locavoring, suit wearing, handlebar mustaching website. We’d like to cover anything that has to do with the exploding ‘craft’ market. Pay: $25/article. Get full details on this blogging job.

Affiliate Marketing Blogger: I’m looking for a highly skilled writer who has knowledge in at least some of the following areas to write on a leading online/affiliate marketing blog:  Affiliate marketing; Internet marketing (such as eCommerce, online marketing for local businesses etc.); SEO; PPC;  Traffic/lead generation; Social media marketing . Your role will include creating blog posts and educational lessons related to topics similar to those listed above. Pay: Submit your bid based on creating an 800-1,000 word post. Get full details on this blogging job.

Design Blogger: Looking for a blogger that can write short (100 words) blog posts about design for an upcoming blog. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this design blogging job.

Freelance Food & Beverage Writers: A women’s lifestyle blog is looking for freelance writers/bloggers who have a passion for dining, cooking, and beverages. Professional cooks or hobbyists are welcome. We are a lifestyle website and newsletter for the modern woman with traditional values and classic style. We cover everything classic women love from fashion and home decor to gardening, social events, beauty, and food. Pay: $15 per article approved/posted on our website; $20 per article featured on our website. Get full details on this food and beverage writing job.

Freelance Tech Writer (Cloud Computing): I need a freelance writer to write 14 articles pertaining to cloud computing. Although I do have suggested topics, the writer will have the flexibility to write articles based on his/her strong interests in cloud computing. Pay: $45/article; 750 words. Get full details on this tech writing job.

Freelance Editor: Zachry Publications, a Texas-based media company, is looking for a freelance editor for a local-lifestyle magazine with bi-monthly regional circulation more than 11,000. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this freelance editing  job.

Publishing Schedule This Week

Following is what’s coming up this week . . .

Tomorrow: The Essential Mindset Every Freelance Writer Should Have: Guest post by freelancer Francesca Nicasio. Some good insight here – this one “switch” could change your freelance career.

Wednesday: Freelance Writers: How to Handle it When You Miss a Deadline: A post by moi! I’ve missed less than five in my entire 20-year career. Recently, I missed two within a week; made me sick to my stomach. I’ll give some insight into how to handle it – and hang on to your client(s) when you do!

Thursday on SeoWritingJobs.com, This Site’s Companion Site: Regular contributor Chrislyn continues with week three of The SEO Writing Business Challenge For Struggling Freelance Writers (and yep, you can still join).

Friday (on this blog): The weekly Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success.

On a personal note: Too pooped to work . . .

Parasailing on Negril Jamaica's 7-Mile BeachThese job listings are a little late today because, quite frankly, I was too exhausted to work yesterday.

As you know if you’re a regular reader, I’m here in Jamaica preparing for the Reggae Marathon in December. So I got up, went for a long run and came back home expecting to get a little work done. But, the internet was out, so I couldn’t log on and decided I’d put in a few hours after the beach.

Well – the weather was so gorgeous, my sister and I wound up staying much longer than we normally do. I swam, worked out even more in the water, then went to a couple of places and had some dinner and drinks.

By the time I got home, all was well with the internet, but I was quite frankly too pooped to do anything but brush my teeth and go to bed. I slept like a baby – 9 hrs – and was still dragging for an hour or so after I got up this morning.

This Jamaican heat is something else – let me tell ya!

FYI, click photo to see some parasailors I caught from my beach chair (I was too lazy to get up, but they flew practically right over my head, so I was able to get a good shot of them anyway). This is soooo on my bucket list of things to do in Jamaica — a list that seems to get longer every day by they way! 🙂

I hope you’re having a productive Monday.

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Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success

Here’s your Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success for this week . . .

Get On — and Stick to — A Regular Exercise Routine

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A Freelance Writer Website Review: 7 Things This Freelancer Should Change Immediately to Increase Odds of Landing Clients — An Update

Written by Esayo Tetteh

So after Yuwanda’s review of my website, I set off on my new journey and went straight to HostGator to try and register a name. Both Yuwanda and Chrislyn advised not to get too hung up on a name or the layout of the website, to just start and tweak along the way.

I decided to register a new site with HostGator and make changes as recommended by Yuwanda to the existing one and keep it as an inspirational blog. Since then, I decided, I would take it down completely and just focus on my new writing website/blog with HostGator.

WinAgainstOdds.com will be taken down in a few days when my contract ends with my present host. Publisher Update: Site has since been taken down.

I Got 99 Problems & Getting a Website Hosting Company IS One!

I came up with a name, tried to register with HostGator and couldn’t. Coming to find out, my US account was dormant (I didn’t know this at the time) and so was the card.

So off I went to call my US bank and after speaking to a minimum of five customer reps (some nice, some horrible), I finally found a guy with the strongest southern accent who told me exactly what was wrong.

Update to the Post: A Freelance Writer Website ReviewAlas, as he was helping me, his computer crashed and as he was trying to transfer me to his colleague, we got cut off. So I had to start all over again, but this time, I was armed with information.

To cut a long story short, the bank would send the new cards to my US address and then my sister would send them to me, which I never received. So, got the bank to cancel and re-issue new ones to be sent directly to me. I’m still waiting.

Choosing a Freelance Writing Niche

In the interim and on the advice of Yuwanda, I started thinking about which niche I wanted to specialize in and begin writing a few articles to upload when my debit card arrive.

Since the debit card still hadn’t arrived and I really wanted to start my new life with my new website, I decided to use a credit card to try and register again with HostGator.

This time, I couldn’t complete my registration because there was a number I needed to input, but there was nowhere to input. I ended up having to work with two different reps on this issue for 12 whole hours!!!

Whilst I was trying to tackle the registration, HostGator had a one-day Pirate sale for web hosting at an unbelievable price. However, I couldn’t take advantage of it because my account was still giving me registration problems.

I eventually decided to give up and try again later. The HostGator rates have gone up since then and a little too over my budget.

Where to From Now?

Well, Yuwanda’s article on informational products and Chrislyn’s on finding an SEO niche have helped me fine-tune the niches that I want to write in.

I recently uploaded my second ebook thanks to taking part in Yuwanda’s first ebook writing tournament some years ago.

Responses I’ve Received from Potential Freelance Writing Clients

I continue to do email campaigns to solicit for jobs with or without a website.  I continue to apply for freelance jobs via Yuwanda’s and other job boards but haven’t snagged a job yet, albeit the responses that so far have been pleasant. Such as:

Response #1

Dear Esayo,

Thank you for completing our selection form and the sample task. We will review your information along with the sample task and get back to you within a working week. Do note that we take slightly longer during phases when our application inflow is huge.

Best wishes,
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Response #2

HI and thanks for you email. You appear to have strong motivational writing skills but no news writing skills, so I will not be able to use your services.
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Response #3

Hello Esayo

Thank you for thinking of us, but we have no budget for paid writing,  Unless you can use our platform and readers to generate additional income for us both.
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I’ll update you as again soon as my website is up and running

BTW.: Might I add that I nursed an octogenarian family friend for two weeks while all of this was going on – I’m totally pooped!!

Reminder: Coming Tomorrow on SeoWritingJobs.com

Regular contributor Chrislyn continues with week two of The SEO Writing Business Challenge For Struggling Freelance Writers (you can still join!). FYI, there’s some good feedback in the comments section of Week #1’s post.

Friday (on this blog): The weekly Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success.

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Two Simple Steps to Take Your Freelance Writing Business UP a Notch by Creating a Profitable Information Products Line

Written by Karen Cioffi

If you have your own freelance writing business, it most likely consists of writing services. Maybe you write for magazines, or online businesses, or you’re a professional blogger, or you may offer editing and ghostwriting services. …

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Freelance Writing Jobs for the Week of 10/14/2013

Note: Some of these jobs, although freelance, may be location specific. In those cases, the location is listed.

Observation(s) as I went through this week’s listings . . . lots of food writing jobs!

Tech Blogger: Our company is running 3 websites focusing on Web Design/Development on 3 biggest CMS. I am looking to hire full-time/part time blogger who can provide in-depth research, fresh, exciting content of any CMS we cover into our team. Pay: $75-$300 per post. Payment made via Paypal, monthly or per post, following rates/post will be applied. 1. In-depth research, comprehensive post: $150-$300. 2. Updates/Products/Web round ups/collection: $75-$100 Get full details on this tech blogging job.

Freelance Nutrition / Food Writer: A soon to launch healthy living website seeking to provide useful wellness information, tutorials and tips related to living a healthy, organized, well-rounded lifestyle seeks a food, health or nutrition writer. Pay: Payment per article. Get full details on this food writing job.

Freelance Employment (Cover Letter) Writer / Editor: Executive seeking experienced and creative writer/editor to assist with employment cover letters. I will supply template(s), as helpful, along with job announcements. You will use these to draft unique (but not necessarily new) cover letters specific to the qualifications/skills/requirements of each job announcement. Pay: $40 per submission. Get full details on this writing job.

Kindle (SEO) Article Writer: I need several articles on Amazon’s Kindles, including the new Kindle Fire HD. I am considering using multiple writers for this project since articles will be used on different websites. I need one writer to write strictly informative review-type articles; a second writer to write from a technical point of view; and a third writer to write articles using SEO keywords. Average article will run 500-550 words. Pay: Paid on a per-word basis. Get full details on this article writing job.

Features Writer (Newspaper): We are looking for a journalist who is a deft writer capable of delivering clear, concise content on tight deadlines. We’re looking for a writer with at least one year of newsroom experience who’s knowledgable of AP style, and comfortable covering a wide range of topics. The ideal candidate will be able to excel conducting all interviews by phone. Writers will typically have the opportunity to produce 10-15 short items per week. Pay: Per piece dependent on length and subject. Get full details on this journalism job.

Prepper Blogger: We are an Emergency Preparedness/Prepper company that offers long-term food storage solutions. We are looking for high-caliber freelance writers / bloggers who can help us grow our content marketing efforts through posts on our site as well as guest posting to authority blogs and other news sites. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this blogging job.

Remote Editor: Alpine Press is seeking a full-time editor effective immediately to assume the responsibility of managing daily content on its website and social media channels. The editor has the responsibilities of both writing and assigning coverage of the sport of alpine ski racing from the regional FIS through World Cup levels, including domestic and international events. Effective communication skills and the ability to manage staff writers all the while meeting daily responsibilities within budget are crucial to succeeding in this position. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this editing job.

Blogger for Kid’s Art Blog: Kidzibit is looking for a mommy/daddy blogger to write two short (less than 100 word) posts per day about kid’s art projects for families and schools. This involves researching blogs, finding cool projects and re-posting them to our site with a brief personalized description. We will also need 1 longer format article (100-250 words) about other various subjects involving kid’s and art. Pay: $50 per week for 10 short and 1 long posts. Get full details on this blogging job.

Bloggers (Multiple Interests): StackStreet.com, launching January 2014, is focused on redefining the crossroads of blogging, journalism, and business news by creating a platform that creates community, while at the same time curating the individual brands of bloggers.We are currently accepting applications for a limited number of bloggers to write on our meticulously designed platform, leading up to our launch. Pay: Not listed. Get full details on this blogging job.

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Freelance Holistic, Relationship Blogger: We are seeking a writer for blog and print content focusing on positivity, relationships and holistic living. Our mission focuses on helping people overcome the trauma of past relationships while teaching skills to create a brighter future. We are looking for writers with a compassion for the heartbroken that can inform and instruct in a catchy, pop culture style. Pay: 5 cents/word. Get full details on this freelance blogging job.

Freelance Legal Reporter (South Africa): Bloomberg BNA, a stand-alone subsidiary of Bloomberg News LP, is seeking a freelancer keenly interested in policy at the technical level—a reporter who will scout for changes in law and regulation and build contacts with leading legal practitioners to explain what these changes mean for international companies doing business in South Africa. News stories about the changes appear in BBNA publications covering environment, privacy, tax, trade, and employment regulation and law. Pay: Commensurate with experience. Get full details on this reporting job.

Aviation Blogger: All-star bloggers needed for aviation training related website.  Must have (or have had) a minimum of a PPL in the U.S. CFI is even better. We are looking for bloggers that can write authoritatively and with personality in fluent, casual, American English, about training to fly, and training to fly better. Blog posts need to be between 800 and 1500 words each and where appropriate, include royalty free, non-copyrighted, artwork or photos. Pay: $50 per post (negotiable). Get full details on this freelance aviation writing job.

Ghost Art Blogger: Blogger required to create a weekly blog post for an Australian online art gallery of 250-500 words, including images and backlinks to our site. Pay: $15-$25 per post. Get full details on this blogging job.

Experienced Tech Writer (Linux/Mac): Make Tech Easier is one of the popular tech blog that covers extensive and informative tutorials on Mac, Windows, Linux and Web Stuff. We are looking for experienced tech writer to join us and become the next SUPERSTAR in Make Tech Easier. You will be required to submit 2 -4 articles (of 500-800 words) per week. Pay: Send in your rate. Get full details on this tech writing job.

Freelance Science / Education Writers: Education.com is looking for new science writers to develop content for one of our most popular sections of the site: Science Fair Project Ideas! Articles are typically around 800 words. Our target audience is K-5, but you’ll also get the chance to build out more rigorous content for middle and high school readers. Pay: $20 per completed article. Get full details on this science / education writing job.

Freelance Food Writer (New York, NY): Jspace.com is seeking a freelance food reporter to write food articles about issues of Jewish interest and concern. This freelancer will largely design the coverage of the food articles section, having free reign to seek out interesting and unusual stories. Restaurant reviews, Jewish cultural articles, health and wellness–all are the purview of the food freelancer. Writing 5 articles per week adding up to a total of around 1,500 words Pay: $100 for 1,500 words. Get full details on this food writing job.

Freelance Food Ghost Blogger: An international holistic weight-loss company seeks a nutrition nerd/foodie who eats/cooks paleo to do regular food blogging for us. Only great writers/ self-editors need apply! Pay: $50 per blog. Schedule is flexible, to be determined: a big group of recipes at once, or a couple per week. Get full details on this food blogging job.

Freelance Real Estate Writer: I’m in the process of completing the redesign of my website and I need a copywriter/content writer to assist with writing several pages of the website. More specifically, home buyer info, home seller info, foreign buyer info, etc. NOTE: MUST WRITE WITH SEO KEYWORDS…I will provide you with the keywords that I am targeting. Each section of the website will be for about 500 words. As of right now, I will need 6 pages of content. Pay: Submit rate. Get full details on this real estate writing job.

Freelance Sales Copywriter: I have an email about my supplement line that I send out to interested potential clients. I only have around a 30% sales follow-through right now, and think that the email could be better. It just needs a little tweaking! I want a copywriter who is good at writing copy for advertising. Someone who can really make people want to buy my supplements after reading this email! The email that I need revised is three paragraphs long, and around 250 words. Pay: Submit project rate. Get full details on this copywriting job.

Publishing Schedule This Week

FYI, following is a rundown of what’s coming up this week . . .

Tuesday: Two Simple Steps to Take Your Freelance Writing Business UP a Notch (create a profitable information product line): A post by regular guest blogger Karen Cioffi, who gives detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to come up with good-selling info line.

Wednesday: An update to the post, A Freelance Writer Website Review: 7 Things This Freelancer Should Change Immediately to Increase Odds of Landing Clients. Esayo (the freelancer whose website I reviewed) tells what she’s done since the review.

Thursday on SeoWritingJobs.com, This Site’s Companion Site: Regular contributor Chrislyn continues with week two of The SEO Writing Business Challenge For Struggling Freelance Writers (you can still join!).

Friday (on this blog): The weekly Quick Tip for Freelance Writing Success

On a personal note, I’ll be out of touch most of the day today. I’m working a major rush site rewrite for a client. Unless it’s urgent, I’ll get back to you within the next couple of days if you contact me though, ok.

Have a great Monday!

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