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Archives for May 2016

The Sneaky Little Thing I Did to Find Freelance Writing Jobs That Actually Worked

I accidentally discovered a way to exponentially increase the odds of landing some freelance writing gigs. Remember a few weeks ago when I went on a marketing blitz? Well, that’s when I discovered it. …

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Write Fast! How One Freelance Writer Tripled Her Writing & Editing Speed, and You Can Too

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

As any freelance writer knows, time is money. Although over time you will raise your rates and bring on clients who are more in line with better pay, you always need to be mindful of the time you spend writing. …

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Freelance Writers: One Type of Content That’s Really Popular with Clients Right Now

Last Friday, I wrote a 1,200-word post for a blogging client I picked up when I went on a marketing tear a few weeks ago. This is known as long-form content, which pays more than the typical shorter posts of 400-600 words – sometimes double or triple the rate. …

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5 Lessons I Learned as a Content Manager Outsourcing Work to Other Freelance Writers That Can Help You

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

Publisher Note: This article gives you an inside look at what content managers go through on a daily basis, which can help you as a freelance writer. How? By knowing what’s happening on the hiring end, you can avoid some of the faux pas that can get your queries, writing samples and responses to freelance writing job ads sent to the slush pile. Thanks to Laura for such a detailed post. …

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4 Super-Quick Ways to Come Up with Tons of Traffic-Generating Blog Topic Ideas

Have you ever felt that your brain was dryer than the Mojave desert when it came time to sit down and write a blog post? I know mine does sometimes. There are days when I’m literally stumped. I sit there, staring at the screen, wondering what the heck to blog about today.

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Self-Publishing Insight: Which Earns You More – Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Bestselling Fiction Pays Better than Bestselling Non-Fiction

J.K. Rowling was the first billionaire author, not Tina Fey, and James Patterson sells more copies of his books than Tim Ferriss does (about 200 times more). In the end, top tier fiction authors make more than top tier non-fiction authors. (Not that it’s likely I’ll experience this first hand. You might though!)

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A $50,000 Editing Contract Landed via a Content Mill … Hmmm, Is It Time to Re-Evaluate These Sites?

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

If there’s one subject that gets freelance writers fired up, it’s the subject of content mills. It can be hard to find unbiased information that gives an inside look into what it’s really like to write for one. …

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How to Make Money Writing Romance: 2nd Edition (2016)

Author Note: A lot has changed in self-publishing since the first version of this ebook was written in 2014. Hence, this second (2016) version.

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