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Friday Writer's Roundup: Great Advice for Freelancers

Friday Writer's Roundup: Great Advice for Freelancers | Writing | Scoop.it
I found lots of great resources this week that I wanted to share with all my writing friends-- so I put them together in this blog post. Hope everyone has had a great, and productive, week! Life go...
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Lots of great resources for writers in all stages of their careers. Info about finding ways to make money blogging, self-publish, get your head right, and move your writing business to the next level. 

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Ask a Freelancer: How Do You Get Over the Fear of Asking People for Work? | The Freelancer, by Contently

Ask a Freelancer: How Do You Get Over the Fear of Asking People for Work? | The Freelancer, by Contently | Writing | Scoop.it
Since there aren't any manuals out there that tell you how to find the perfect balance of happiness and health insurance while working in your pajamas, we're pleased to launch 'Ask a Freelancer.'
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Pitching your work-- to magazines, newspapers, and businesses-- is critical to your success as a writer. Getting over the fear of asking if a good writer is needed (almost always, this is the case!) will bring you lots of new clients and assignments. BE FEARLESS!

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Social Media Daily To-Do List: 10 Essential Tasks | Social Media Today

Social Media Daily To-Do List: 10 Essential Tasks | Social Media Today | Writing | Scoop.it
Often times companies think they can treat their social media accounts similar to their website in that they can just create an account and let it sit there while it grows on its own. However that is just not the case.
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Social media is just that: "social".  Being active and interacting with your followers, friends, and fans will help you build a strong customer base. 

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7 Ways to Handle Constant Interruptions

7 Ways to Handle Constant Interruptions | Writing | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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Interruptions and distractions are an issue for most writers. 

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Constant interruptions seem to be part and parcel of the daily life of a business owner, but  as every interruption plays havoc with productivity and overall performance, a business owner needs to work to limit the number of interruptions that impact on their day.


Whilst interaction with employees is a necessary part of being a leader, a business owner needs to also complete a daily list of tasks, and to be able to do so he/she must be protective of the time they have available each day.


This excellent article, suggests that constant interruptions are the greatest source of impaired productivity, and it offers seven ways for a business owner to deal with interruptions to their day.

Mercedes Jahn's curator insight, June 8, 11:52 AM

I can definitely help !

 

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Great productivity enhancer

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Promoting Your Content On The Kindle Platform #writers #writing #selfpub #selpublishing

Promoting Your Content On The Kindle Platform (via http://cospug.org)
Are you thinking about starting a new business on the Internet, perhaps one where you are publishing material that you write? One of the easiest ways to become self published is to publish a book on Kindle. It’s actually not that difficult to create…









Related Posts :The Easiest Ways to Find Publishers #writers #authors #getpublishedA new use for your Kindle! #Kindle7 Essential Takeaways on Building Your Writing PlatformStarting Your Own Publishing BusinessNice app that can be used to test book covers before choosing final versionBy Blogsdna
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Good read about how to promote your self-published Kindle works. Vital for today's writers. 

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The 5 biggest mistakes made by novice travel writers | Insider Secrets | Wanderlust

The 5 biggest mistakes made by novice travel writers | Insider Secrets | Wanderlust | Writing | Scoop.it
Multi-award winning travel writer Nick Boulos on the pitfalls you need to avoid as you forge a career in travel journalism
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Aspire to be a travel writer? Read this!

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How To Write A Mind Blowing Headline For Twitter So People Will Read Your Blog - Jeffbullas's Blog

How To Write A Mind Blowing Headline For Twitter So People Will Read Your Blog - Jeffbullas's Blog | Writing | Scoop.it
The latest Twitter statistics show that Twitters growth last year was over 1,300% with the latest numbers  revealed by Twitter at their Chirp conference for developers in April  showing Total number of users at 105 million (12 months ago that number was 8 million) Twitter received 180 million unique visitors a month to its website. [...]
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It's ALL about the HEADLINE! With so much written online today, it's important to GRAB your reader's attention with your HEADLINE..otherwise, they will go no further. 

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How To Improve Your Writing Skills in Four Ways

How To Improve Your Writing Skills in Four Ways | Writing | Scoop.it
If you want to improve your writing skills, then read the four ways to better your writing in this post. Your improved writing will create great content.
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Harleena is a great writer and blogger...and her tips are simple enough for anyone to follow, and improve their writing immensely. 

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Friday Writer's Roundup: Great Advice for Freelancers

Friday Writer's Roundup: Great Advice for Freelancers | Writing | Scoop.it
I found lots of great resources this week that I wanted to share with all my writing friends-- so I put them together in this blog post. Hope everyone has had a great, and productive, week! Life go...
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Lots of great resources for writers in all stages of their careers. Info about finding ways to make money blogging, self-publish, get your head right, and move your writing business to the next level. 

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Ten words to cut from your writing

Ten words to cut from your writing | Writing | Scoop.it
When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don’t need – such as the 10 included in this post: (Ten words to cut from your writing http://t.co/MFKpBqSlZm This is useful!
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Aha moments are awesome!

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7 Types of Landing Pages That Will Make Your Website Visitors Stick Like Fly Paper

7 Types of Landing Pages That Will Make Your Website Visitors Stick Like Fly Paper | Writing | Scoop.it

As you know, landing pages are the perfect tool for getting a segment of targeted traffic to focus on one action. But most websites are severely underusing landing pages as a tool to convert everyday traffic into leads, followers, fans, and (even more engaged) customers.


Here’s the problem:Most websites have “leaks”, or areas where the most obvious next move for a visitor is to leave your website. This is not the best outcome for you, because most of the time there is still an opportunity to engage that visitor further.


The solution to this problem is a dedicated landing page for every type of traffic you generate. These landing pages will talk directly to each kind of visitor you get – whether they are coming from social media, Google, a product page, a blog post, or something else – and offer them a customized next step that will keep them engaged with your website and business....


Via Jeff Domansky
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It is so important to get people to stick around once they land on your page-- lots of good advice in this post. 

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A classic, but... classics work!

I usually don't scoop articles that DON'T SHOW the DATE OF PUBLICATION. But I'd already stared scooping this one before I realized....

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Lots of insight and getting people to stick around for a while.
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How to Find Great Writing Clients that Value Your Skills!

How to Find Great Writing Clients that Value Your Skills! | Writing | Scoop.it
Yes, these people are out there-- but you will not find them by scouring Freelancer; many people there are looking for writers to put together masterpiece articles for a dollar or two apiece. There...
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Good writers are in extreme demand...but they need to put themselves "out there" to draw good clients! 

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Copy blogger SEO writing

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21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors | Writing | Scoop.it
Never use jargon words like reconceptualize, demassification, attitudinally, judgmentally. They are hallmarks of a pretentious ass.
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8 Different Daily Journals You Can Start Today - Lift - An App To Achieve Your Goals

8 Different Daily Journals You Can Start Today - Lift - An App To Achieve Your Goals | Writing | Scoop.it
Keeping a daily journal is a great way to start a habit of writing every day. It’s relatively easy to write about yourself compared to subjects you don’t know (or for fiction, have to create). Keeping a journal serves a dual purpose: a way to practice writing and a way to record the moments of your life. There are infinite ways to journal and here are a few that you can try today: Gratitude Journal Gratitude journals are as simple as they seem: write down the people, places, things, or moments that you’re grateful for each day. You can write about one thing, many things, and even micro-journal using the note feature on Lift. Practicing gratitude daily makes you a better person, too: people who keep gratitude journals are more likely to do good deeds for friends and strangers than people who don’t.   Write Three Positive Things Each Day Reflecting on the positive moments of your day has been shown to decrease depression and increase happiness. It’s takes just a few minutes every night to keep up this kind of journal. Pro tip: sharing your positive moments with your partner can be a great bonding exercise (Lift’s CEO Tony does this). Keep a Food/Meal..
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Journaling is great for creating the habit of writing. Every. single.day. It's what writers do!

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Easily scannable infographic to help with blog posts. 

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DOJ reportedly checking up on publishers again as Amazon/Hachette battle continues

DOJ reportedly checking up on publishers again as Amazon/Hachette battle continues | Writing | Scoop.it
It appears that the Department of Justice is investigating publishers’ activities once again.
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Should be interesting to see how this plays out. 

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Amazon Keeps Fighting Big Publishers But Authors Pay The Price | TechCrunch

Amazon Keeps Fighting Big Publishers But Authors Pay The Price | TechCrunch | Writing | Scoop.it
It's Amazon's world and we're just living in it. As the company continues to flex its muscle against big publishers - this time against Hachette - the average..
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This is a good article about the current state of publishing, and a must for writers who want to indie publish. 

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As a Writer; What Comes First? - Sandy Appleyard

As a Writer; What Comes First? - Sandy Appleyard | Writing | Scoop.it
Prioritizing: we all have to do it. But for some writers it's really difficult. I'm no different. This post is a temporary farewell; read on to learn why
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Every writer needs to prioritize-- after all, there all only so many hours in a day. This is a good, short read that will help you put your priorities in order...whatever they may be. 

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10 Things Most Bloggers and Writers Forget

10 Things Most Bloggers and Writers Forget | Writing | Scoop.it
Writing something interesting is just the start of the blogger and digital writer's skill set. Perfect the art of optimizing for readers and search and also learn to market.
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Master Blogger Jeff Bullas....with another great piece about the simple things that you can do wrong in writing, so you make sure not to do them! 

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How Do You Measure Book Publishing Success? #writers #writing #publishing #selfpuf

How Do You Measure Book Publishing Success? (via Clear Prose Communications)
Writing a book is no small project. Neither is getting it published. You know this. It doesn’t matter whether you self-publish or pound the pavement looking for a traditional publisher, there’s work that needs to be done, time and money that need…









Related Posts :The 4 books you need to read to become a self publishing successThe Traditional Publishing vs. Indie Publishing Debate: Which is Right For You? #selfpublishing #writers #IAN#writetips The Benefits of a Style Sheet #writers #writingCan You Write a Novel in One Week? See How He Did... #writers #writingSelf Publishing or going Traditional? A Writer’s DilemmaBy Blogsdna
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In today's environment, almost anyone can publish a book. That is both an amazing thing and a detriment. This article talks about Indie Publishing and how to be successful. 

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How To Become A Content Master On LinkedIn

How To Become A Content Master On LinkedIn | Writing | Scoop.it
LinkedIn offers several tools for engaging with customers. Here, the professional networking sites small business expert explains how to optimize each...

Via Steve Cassady, Jennifer Beever
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LinkedIn has been the "forgotten" social media platform for many people, but it is an awesome place to network with others in your industry and related industries. 

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Jennifer Beever's curator insight, May 2, 11:40 AM

Good tips on LinkedIn here.

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How to Automate Your Businesses's Blog Post Writing Process - Pushing Social - Blog Ideas, Tools, Training

How to Automate Your Businesses's Blog Post Writing Process - Pushing Social - Blog Ideas, Tools, Training | Writing | Scoop.it
Last week, I threw cold water on the notion that every business can turn their employees into bloggers.

The bottom line is that most businesses should shift their focus to getting ideas rather than complete posts from employees.
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What The Happiest People Know About Work

What The Happiest People Know About Work | Writing | Scoop.it

Study, work hard, and you will be successful.

 

This was the mantra repeated by educators throughout my youth. None of them added "be happy" to the success equation.

 

But a growing body of research in positive psychology and neuroscience is demonstrating that happiness is the secret ingredient to success. It turns out, our brains are more engaged, creative, productive, and resilient when in a positive state.

 

All this unhappiness comes with a high price tag to businesses, costing more than $550 billion a year in lost productivity. In his book, Donovan identifies 60 simple steps individuals can take to improve their happiness and get back on the path to success. Here are six of the top things happy workers do:

 


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Doing what you love can make you happy-- finding a way to make money while doing what you love is even better! 

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Jill Miller, SPHR's curator insight, April 10, 11:23 AM

The secret sauce for success? Finding happiness in our work -- even simple things -- makes a difference.

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If you don't enjoy what you do it is very difficult to be successful.  There are ways to re-frame the way that you look at things to help you focus on what is important to you.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 11:01 PM

Avoiding energy sappers is what led me to retire from teaching. It was not the students and parents. It was the bureaucratic and technocratic nonsense that went on in school which passes itself off as education.

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What's The Secret To Quality Content? 5 Factors To Consider

What's The Secret To Quality Content? 5 Factors To Consider | Writing | Scoop.it
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You have probably heard that content marketing is "it" this year--- but how do you make sure you have good quality content? 

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Affiliate Marketing For Writers

Affiliate Marketing For Writers | Writing | Scoop.it
Thanks to Jon Rhodes for writing this blog post. Affiliate marketing is one way that writers can make significant income, and Jon is nice enough to share a small fraction of what he has learned abo...
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