Archives for March 2017

Freelance Writing, Blogging, Editing & Marketing Job Leads

There are a couple of interesting job leads this week, ie, a RFP with the NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority. One contract like this could be worth thousands of dollars — over numerous years. I remain astounded — simply astounded — at the amount of work out there for qualified online (SEO / web) writers. If you market consistently and your rates are competitive, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be swamped in work….

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How to Write Traffic-Generating, 1,000+-Word Blog Posts – FAST!

If you’ve spent any time on this site at all, you know that I earn my living as a writer in several different ways – ie, writing for clients, self-publishing my own line of ebooks (fiction and non-fiction), writing and developing e-courses and affiliate marketing (blogging)….

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Self-Publishing a Book in an Obscure Niche: Is It Worth It, or a Complete Waste of Time?

If you’re a regular reader, you know that I have several streams of income. One of the main ones is self-publishing. The others are online teaching (developing/selling ecourses); writing for clients; and affiliate marketing in case you’re wondering….

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To Make Money in Affiliate Marketing, How Many Products/Services Should You Be Promoting at One Time?

I’ve been an affiliate marketer since 2008 (dibbling and dabbling in it). Over the years, I’ve promoted probably 25 products, never seriously promoting more than half a dozen or so at at time. And when I say seriously, I mean, doing something daily/weekly to push the product – eg, blogging about it; doing guest posts, writing tutorials, placing free classified ads for it, etc….

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How to Earn $10,000/Month – or More – as a Freelance Writer: 7 Things You Should Be Doing

To earn six figures per year (at least $100,000) as a freelance writer, you never have to earn $10,000 per month; you only need to average $8,333. But boy, wouldn’t it be nice to earn five figures per month, which is usually reserved for those who specialize in highly specific niches like direct mail copywriting (with a cut on the backend), or writing case studies?…

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How to Choose the Right, Money-Making Affiliate Products & Services for Your Blog

If you’ve tried your hand at affiliate marketing, you probably already know it’s not as easy as sticking some links on your site and having money come rolling in. You have to select the right products and services to promote because this, my friend, will make or break your affiliate marketing career….

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Make Money Writing for Yourself and/or for Others: Best Site Deal

I’m a writer.”

When people ask me what I do, this is my answer. I used to say “SEO writer” or “freelance writer,” or “I work online.” All of this is true. Nowadays though, I keep it simple….

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16 Smoking Hot, Really Good Freelance Writing Job Leads

Every time I go on the hunt for job listings to post here, I have to say, I’m simply amazed at how much work there is out there. A couple of things stood out to me as I put together this list: (i) the number of companies looking for full-time writers to work offsite – and they offer full compensation packages (eg, vacation, dental, medical, etc); and (ii) how salaries for freelancers are continuing to rise….

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Who Should NOT Become a Freelance Writer: Does This Ring True for You?

A couple of days ago, I received an email from a gentleman inquiring about Inkwell Editorial’s SEO writing ecourse. I advised him against taking it. The reason I decided to do a post about this because I think a lot of people may have the same questions/concerns he did, and I wanted to provide a bit more insight than I did in my answer to him. He wrote:…

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Freelance Writers: How to Stay Healthy, Fit & Physically Active

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

Working as a freelance writer has a lot of different advantages and benefits for you depending on how you structure your business but it also has some potential downsides if you don’t remember to stay active and get up and move every so often….

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11 Affiliate Marketers Reveal How Long It Took to Get Their First Sale & How They Did It

This past December, I took an affiliate marketing course. Even though I’ve been doing affiliate marketing since 2008, I took it because I was astounded that the developer/teacher was still in her 20s and had managed to start a blog that earns over $100,000 — per MONTH — consistently. Yeah, you read that right; it’s not a typo….

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Getting Your First Freelance Writing Job: 5 Things That Can Help You Land It Quicker

In a recent post, 10 freelance writers discussed how they landed their first gig. In that post, I promised to divulge how I got mine, which I’ll do here, as well as outline five things that stood out to me about the freelancers in the previous post….

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