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How to Make Your First $100 as a Freelance Writer on Elance

The following is a guest post by Halona Black.

I speak to a lot of newbie freelance writers on social media. One of the biggest frustrations I hear is how to get your first paid writing assignments without having a published body of work, eg, no writing samples, no industry contacts — nada!

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The Benefits of Guest Blogging: 3 Days, 3 New Prospects & New Business

By Jennifer Brown Banks

Guest blogging has become the “new black.” And as someone who has had more than my share of guest posts accepted throughout the blogosphere, I can vouch for its many virtues. The proof is in the pudding.

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How I Revamped My Blog’s Marketing Strategy to Get More Traffic Post-Penguin 2.0 — and You Can Too!

Google’s recent Penguin 2.0 algorithm changes caused many to rethink their blog marketing strategies. One reason is, in spite of the fact that it was predicted to affect less than 5% of U.S. English sites, that number has arguably been higher. My sites were affected. Keyword phrases my blogs (this one and SeoWritingJobs.com) had ranked well for – for years – no longer returned them in SERP results to the degree they had been.

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Freelance Writers: How to Find Freelancers to Outsource to When You’re Too Busy

By Karen Cioffi.

Freelance writing is a business. It doesn’t matter if you work from home or have an office; it’s a business and needs to be treated as one. Along with being a business, freelance writing, for many, has its ups and downs, its slow times, its busy times. But, what do you do during an exceptionally busy time when you get more work than you can handle?

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Should You Quit Your Day Job to Start Blogging? Read This Before You Decide

One of the reasons I write this blog is to show freelancers that there are numerous ways to make money online as a writer – over and beyond writing for clients. So when I ran across a post on a popular internet marketer’s blog entitled, 3 Reasons to Quit Your Day Job to Start Blogging, it got me to thinking, “Is it a good idea to quit your day job to start blogging?”

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Freelance Writers: Is Your Blog a Business … or a Business Card?

The following is a guest post by Joe Pawlikowski.

For the average freelance writer, blogging can become a frustrating endeavor. It might start out just as you’d planned. You bought a domain and hosting, picked a WordPress theme, and got to work filling your blog with content. But eventually frustration sets in. …

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Blogging Tips that Make You Money: 10 Things I’ve Learned Over the Last 7 Years as a Blogger

I ran across this great post that contained 65 blogging tips yesterday on Twitter. It was written by David Riley over at the Blog Marketing Academy. …

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Blogging Tips: How to Write a Blog Bio That Turns Casual Surfers into Loyal Readers

The following is a guest post from Chris Peterson of Straight North, a Chicago Web Design Company.

And you thought writing actual blog posts was daunting. Try writing a blog bio! …

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Freelance Writers: How to Earn $500 to $1,000 Per Month Extra by Building a Blog

In one of last week’s post, we discussed how building a blog is becoming necessary (in my opinion) for freelance writers who want to push their earnings to the next level. …

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Why Building a Blog Has Become Necessary for Freelance Writers Who Want to Earn More

In the past, I advised freelance writers not to worry so much about building a blog when they first started out. My advice then was to focus on more direct forms of marketing (eg, email marketing, …

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Inkwell Editorial Valentine’s Day Discounts

Valentine’s Day is a week from tomorrow, and love is in the air. And, there’s nothing easier than falling in love with a business (I love mine to death!) — a business where you determine how much you earn, who your clients will be, how much you will charge, what your hours will be, etc.

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Get Paid to Write: 5 Sites That Pay $50+ for Guest Posts and 35 More “Write-for-Pay” Sites

There are tons of ways to get paid to write. Many are covered right here on this site, eg: …

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