Archives for January 2017

SEO Writing Job: Research/Write about Different Businesses – Ongoing Work (Insight on How to Land This Gig)

I was just over on the Problogger job board, and I ran across the following job listing, which read in part:

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Freelance Writers: Put Your Skills to Use to Earn $10,000/Month as an Affiliate Marketer

If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know that last November, I had the site redesigned. Part of that redesign had to do with its new mission … to make money writing for yourself and for others. This can encompass everything from self-publishing, to ebooks and seminars, to affiliate marketing….

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Writing Tips for Freelancers: The 5 Most Common Errors to Avoid — Are You Guilty of Any of These?

The following is a guest post by Jes Gonzalez of Scribendi.com.

As a professional editor, I’ve edited many documents and learned a lot along the way. In my work, I’ve discovered that certain errors tend to crop up again and again….

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11 Sizzling Freelance Writing Niches for 2017

I’m a big believer in watching trends to see what’s hot in freelance writing. As I stated in the last issue of the Freelance Writing Jobs Report:

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Advice for Freelance Writers: Questions from Newbies about Websites, Finances & More

At the very beginning of the year (Jan 4), I sent out the following tweet:

Am writing a post next wk on advice 4 new freelance writers. What would u like 2 know or what advice would u give? Respond here or email pls

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How to Create a WordPress Blog on HostGator: A Step-by-Step Tutorial for Newbies

The first thing you need if you’re going to do any kind of business online is a website/blog, and these days, that means you need to create a WordPress blog — the most popular platform, hands down.  I’ve earned thousands of dollars since 2002 selling ebooks, e-classes and affiliate products via my various blogs.  …

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Your Freelance Writing Rates: 3 Reasons the New Year Is the Perfect Time to Raise Them

One of the quickest, easiest ways to give yourself a raise as a freelance writer is to raise your rates. Many freelancers don’t think of it this way, because many of us are stuck in employee mode, where we wait for an “annual review” to come around and we go in, say all the right things, then get that 1 percent, 2 percent or OMG, 4 percent raise….

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Freelance Writers: 5 Tips on How to Beat Procrastination (at Least Most of the Time)

Have coffee, make bed, get dressed, answer email, check social media. Is it 11 a.m. already?! Jeez! Never is the value of time more evident than when you have your own freelance business. It is one of those resources that when wasted, you never get back….

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Freelance Writers: Is Your Niche to Narrow to Make a Living?

Back in mid-December, I received the following email from someone who’s thinking about taking his professional experience and turning it into a freelance writing career. He wrote:…

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20 Freelance Writing Job Leads — Many Want Ongoing Content

Following are 20 freelance writing job leads. Take the weekend and apply to a few, or more, and let me know how it works out, ok?…

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A Freelance Writer with Over 20 Years of Experience Tells the Most Important Thing She’s Learned about NOT Giving Up

I started freelancing in 1993 and it’s taught me so much about life that I could write a book (hey, and I just might!). But that’s a story for another day. Lately, I’ve been hearing from some freelance writers who’ve been struggling. Many are frustrated and discouraged….

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Freelance Writers: 3 Easy Ways to Quickly Land Jobs & Make Some Money Fast!

The following is a guest post by Laura Pennington.

It’s not something a lot of other freelancer writers like or are willing to talk about, but let’s be honest, we all have times when the money coming in is less – and less frequently – than we’d like. It happened to me recently — to the tune of some $2,200 in lost revenue!…

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