If You Can Read, You Can Write

Everywhere you go, you see words. Remember all those papers you had to write in college. How about all those notes you wrote to your boyfriend or girlfriend in high school? Everyone has a little “writer” inside themselves. If you can read you can most definitely write. Continue reading

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How Millions Around the World Make Money Online: Freelance Writer Tipsheet

The Internet is packed with information, and people are needed to create web content. You can become a freelance writer, SEO writer or web content writer. You can work anywhere in the world, not just from home, so long as you have access to the Internet and have writing ability. Here’s what you can do to get started with telework as a freelance writer. Continue reading

Freelancers: Keeping a Rainy Day Fund

Most freelancers live from hand to mouth. Nearly every nickle earned goes toward personal expenses. This may Freelancers Union Logobe the one serious drawback to freelancing. It doesn’t matter what area of work you freelance in, the amount of work offered will have periods of extreme fluctuation. It may dry up altogether, and the freelancer will be left scratching for pennies. Few freelancers receive a regular weekly salary of a known and stable amount, which makes it difficult to live on a particular set budget. Continue reading

How to Build Integrity as a Freelance Writer

Writers come from many different backgrounds and abilities, but one thing that they all have in common is their desire to succeed, often in a very tough, competitive market. How can you build integrity as a freelance writer? 

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All About Blogging: Too Busy to Blog? Hire Guest Bloggers!

Summary: If you blog specifically to drive traffic to your main website and promote your products or services, it’s important that you regularly post relevant and informative content on your blog. But what if you’re too busy to blog or you’ve run out of ideas to blog about? Hire guest bloggers!

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These days, maintaining a blog (or several blogs) is one of the best ways to increase site traffic and product sales. Business owners also realize that in order for their blog to be effective, it has to be updated on a regular basis, usually everyday or two or three times a week. A blog that hasn’t been updated for a long time will eventually lose readers and such a blog will be useless for business. So what do you do if you’re too busy to post entries for a certain period? This is a problem that’s very common among busy blog owners and the most usual solution is to hire guest bloggers. Continue reading

The Essential Freelance Writer’s Toolkit

Summary: This article is targetted at new freelance writers. lt covers the four basic tools they need to get started. This is evergreen content.

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Writers new to the freelancing world often wonder what tools and utilities they require to support their business. The good news is that there are very few essentials: freelance writing is a career that needs a surprisingly small amount of software.

Before looking at the various tools that should be in your freelance writing toolkit, a few words are needed on the subject of grammar, spelling and punctuation. It’s tempting to think that perfect language skills are critical to the freelance writer but this is not the case. Generally speaking, a good control of language is indispensable but syntactic perfection is far less important than the ability to produce content that conveys an idea clearly and is easily understood by the average reader. Continue reading

How Much Money Can You Make With Freelance Writing?

Summary: Freelance writing is one of the most popular and reliable ways to make money on the Internet, provided it is approached with the right attitude. This article briefly explains how to get started with freelance writing and where to look for opportunities. As the title suggests, it also provides some estimations on how much you can expect to earn.

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For those who are sceptical, the whole concept of making real money on the Internet may seem far out of reach. It’s hardly very encouraging when our email spam folders and web browsers are constantly bombarded with all sorts of schemes for making money quickly and with minimal effort on the Internet. That being said, if you know where to look, there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t make money with online freelance writing. There are opportunities out there. You just need to have the patience to find them. How much money you earn is, for the most part, up to you. Continue reading