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Words on the Page: Writers Worth: This Job, Not That Job

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Words on the Page: Writers Worth: This Job, Not That Job http://t.co/TbgRjtQ3nG - love this series from @loriwidmer
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Words on the Page: Writers Worth: Who's the Boss?

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Words on the Page: Writers Worth: Who's the Boss? http://t.co/z46NiSsO0L via @loriwidmer @ashleyfesta
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Writers, Are You Looking After Your Mental Health?

Writers, Are You Looking After Your Mental Health? | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
As a self-employed solopreneur you probably don’t get to take a mental health day when it all seems a bit too much. After all, there are all those bills to pay.
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The Blogging Better Formula: 6 Essential Variables for a Better Blog

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Alicia Rades explores the Blogging Better Formula to help bloggers write more effective and engaging blog posts and improve their blog content strategy.
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3 Ways Writing Pros Can Find Time for Their Own Writing

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Professional writers can make time for their own writing no matter how busy they are working for clients.
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Why I Still Love E-junkie for E-book Sales From My Websites | All Indie Writers

Why I Still Love E-junkie for E-book Sales From My Websites | All Indie Writers | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
In traditional e-book publishing, authors sell their e-books predominantly on their own websites (mostly in .pdf format, although you aren’t limited by that).
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Love the detailed breakdown of E-Junkie benefits that Jenn Mattern outlines. I've setup E-Junkie for clients before and find the platform easy to use. 

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The Best Google+ Communities for Freelance Writers

The Best Google+ Communities for Freelance Writers | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
Google+ communities help freelance writers land jobs, market their services, network with others, and get good advice. Here are the best ones…
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John Soares shares some interesting communities here, including some I'd never heard of. 

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How the Marketing Merry-Go-Round Almost Killed My Freelance Writing Career | Inkwell Editorial : Inkwell Editorial

How the Marketing Merry-Go-Round Almost Killed My Freelance Writing Career | Inkwell Editorial : Inkwell Editorial | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
by Lizz Shepherd Most freelance writers who have been around for a while will tell you never to get complacent in your marketing. If you stop marketing, you
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Yuwanda Black gives some great advice on marketing and shares the strategy that works for her.

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Penguin 2.0 and the Evolution of SEO Writing: A Web Optimization Specialist Details What’s Changed and How to Adapt

Penguin 2.0 and the Evolution of SEO Writing: A Web Optimization Specialist Details What’s Changed and How to Adapt | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
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A useful roundup from Yuwanda Black

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What’s First In A Freelance Writer’s Day?

What’s First In A Freelance Writer’s Day? | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
What should a freelancer do first in their work day. This articles tells you how to decide and how to set up your schedule.
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Anne Wayman provides some great insight here. 

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7 Ways To Lose New Freelance Writing Business And Never Even Know It — About Freelance Writing

7 Ways To Lose New Freelance Writing Business And Never Even Know It — About Freelance Writing | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
How to spot barriers you’ve created between you and your next client, and how to eliminate them.
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Anne Wayman outlines some poor customer service habits to avoid.

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5 Times A Freelance Writer Should Say ‘NO!’ To A Client — About Freelance Writing

5 Times A Freelance Writer Should Say ‘NO!’ To A Client — About Freelance Writing | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
There are times a freelance writer needs to say ‘no’ to a client.
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Anne Wayman gives good advice on when it's time to turn down a writing gig.

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How to encourage prospects to engage online

Tips on boosting client engagement online - a strategy that has worked for Sharon Hurley Hall.

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Four Reasons Why Freelance Writers Should Specialize

Four Reasons Why Freelance Writers Should Specialize | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
Freelance writers who specialize in a niche earn far more than generalists.
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Changing the Culture of Freelance Writing

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Editor’s note: I’m a member of the Writer’s Bridge. Its founder, Darrell Laurant, recently sent us an inspirational piece about how the culture of freelance writing could change.
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Why I Don’t Need to be a Know-It-All Writer

Why I Don’t Need to be a Know-It-All Writer | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
Ask any experienced writer and I’m sure they’ll be able to tell you a tale from their newbie days, where they succumbed to the temptation to keep income flowing by taking every writing job offered.
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8 Lies About Content Marketing You Probably Believe

8 Lies About Content Marketing You Probably Believe | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
The world of content marketing is full of more horse hooey than an Alberta barn. Like other great lies, many of these half-truths and misleading ideas sound pleasant to the ears and come packaged as good advice from influential people. How many of these popular lies have you fallen victim to? 1. “Your best work […]

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Marilyn Moran's comment, March 1, 5:35 PM
Whoever made the graphic used the logo of the band White Lies. I like them very much so I'm not sure how I feel about that. haha
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, March 1, 9:18 PM
@Marilyn Moran sorry about using a logo from a band you like. I liked it too, but will be more careful going forward. Thanks for the feedback and no offense meant. Marty
Marilyn Moran's comment, March 2, 10:01 AM
The only offense is that more people don't know about their talent. Anyways, it's all good Marty! :)
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How to Stop Content Scraping (Or At Least Slow It Down)

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How do you stop content scrapers from ruining your content strategy? These tips are easy to implement and may actually help your site's SEO value.
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This is an excellent article on some of the tools @Kathryn Aragon has used. I haven't gone down the route of using excerpts, because I think many readers hate them. The comment from Jenn Mattern outlining the DCMA takedown process is also worth reading. 

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What the Elance-oDesk Merger Means for Freelance Writers

What the Elance-oDesk Merger Means for Freelance Writers | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
Elance and oDesk just announced a merger. Here's why that's just the beginning of the changes freelance writers will see in 2014...
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Great analysis from Carol Tice. I agree with her that this reflects the shrinking market for low quality content, which is great news for professional writers.

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5 Top Tips for Content Marketing Success - Jeffbullas's Blog

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The role of content marketing on a social web has only scratched the surface of its full potential. Here are five top tips for content marketing success.
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Dennis J Smith's curator insight, January 13, 10:47 PM

Here's some great tips for those of you looking for some tips at better content marketing.

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Freelance Writers: Insight into Why You Might Be Undercharging Your Clients & How to Put a Stop to It | Inkwell Editorial

Freelance Writers: Insight into Why You Might Be Undercharging Your Clients & How to Put a Stop to It | Inkwell Editorial | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
By Sharon Hurley Hall When you're new to freelance writing, you're often afraid to charge what you're worth. Heck, you may not even KNOW what your writing is
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In this guest post, I highlight some of the situations I've faced with undercharging and how I solved them. Would love to hear your thoughts.

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What Freelancers Really Want to Know–a Freelancing Cheat Sheet | FreelanceFolder

What Freelancers Really Want to Know–a Freelancing Cheat Sheet | FreelanceFolder | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
Many freelancers have unanswered questions about freelancing. Sometimes they don't know where to turn for answers. Other times, they may not know how to
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7 Tips for More Effective Social Media Marketing

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We all read articles about how important it is to market ourselves through social media. I’ve been talking ...
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Jen Stakes Roberts interviews several writers about social media. 

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Is It Still Possible to Earn a Living as a Freelance Writer? : WritingThoughts

Is It Still Possible to Earn a Living as a Freelance Writer? : WritingThoughts | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it

Can you really earn enough money from freelance writing to pay the bills?

It’s a question that a lot of writers are asking–with good reason. If you look at many of the advertisements for writing jobs, the pay for many writing gigs is abysmal.

 

 

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Laura Spencer asks an interesting question. My take? You can, if you're prepared to work hard; it's not an easy ride.

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Freelancer’s Bible Review

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I was very excited to get my review copy of  The Freelancer’s Bible (I love, love, LOVE reading new books) and I couldn’t wait to see whether it lived up to the promise of the name.
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