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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Writing Clichés: How to Keep them from Killing your Voice

Don’t you love it when you’re writing a rip-roaring piece of prose chock full of Clichesuspense you know the reader gobble up hook, line, and sinker? You’ll have the reader eating out of the palm of your hand and chomping at the bit. There will never a dull moment. You know your piece will leave the reader with her heart racing, her palms sweaty and her knees weak. Breathless. You will leave her breathless. Continue reading

No More Writer’s Block

Are you worried about not having anything to write? Do you fret about getting that dreaded writer’s block when you stare at a blank piece of paper? You don’t have to. Here is what you can do to prevent that from happening. In the twenty years I’ve been writing, I never had a problem with writer’s block due to my following these easy tips. 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

Getting Started in the Freelance Writing Industry

Summary: With the increase in individuals turning to the intemet for work opportunities, the freelance writing industry is becoming increasingly competitive. Despite this, however, writing jobs are still very much in demand. Breaking into the freelance writing industry may be intimidating to some, but it is a doable task.

The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police

Because more and more individuals are turning to the Internet to earn money, the industry has become far more competitive. Fortunately, there are still plenty of jobs available and writers are still in demand. With hard work, plenty of effort and loads of patience, you’ll establish yourself as a writer and start earning a steady income. Continue reading