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Should a Freelance Writer Have a Blog? - Productive Writers

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Should a freelance writer have a blog? This post examines 10 reasons to do it, even if your audience is very small.
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10 Reasons Your Guest Post Pitches Get Ignored

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Do your guest post pitches go ignored? Here are ten common guest post pitching mistakes you might be making.
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Hacking Creativity: How to Find and Act on Inspiration

There’s more to being creative than creativity. Find out how to come up with ideas, keep track of inspiration and move from ideas to action in this presentatio…
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Words on the Page: The Remote Writer

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Words on the Page: The Remote Writer http://t.co/Z9IXNhIYiA
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6 Best Google Docs Apps for Writing Productivity and Collaboration

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For those who are writers or editors, these are free Google Docs apps you should definitely be trying out.
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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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Bill Gassett's curator insight, February 17, 2014 9:43 PM

This is an excellent article about marketing your content. The article discusses some of the misconceptions that are spread on the internet about content creating and distribution.

Marilyn Moran's comment, March 1, 2014 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
Marilyn Moran's comment, March 2, 2014 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

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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, 2014 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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How I Prevented a Chronic Health Condition From Ruining My Writing Career | All Indie Writers

How I Prevented a Chronic Health Condition From Ruining My Writing Career | All Indie Writers | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
Frequent migraines. Feeling weak and ice cold most of the time. Severe insomnia. Significant, and sudden, weight gain. Constant pain. Multiple miscarriages, and the emotional baggage that comes with each one.
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7 Unconventional Ways to Find Freelance Writing Jobs | All Indie Writers

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Land more freelance writing jobs. Get the new 3rd edition of my 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp for Freelance Writers to launch or grow your freelance writing business in 2016.

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Why You Need an Ultimate Archive of Your Work | The Freelancer, by Contently

Why You Need an Ultimate Archive of Your Work | The Freelancer, by Contently | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
A personal archive can be your secret weapon for organizing work, tracking trends, and, most importantly, seeing the big picture for your career
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How to Turn Your Ebook Into a Conversion Booster

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Using ebooks in your marketing? Here are some tips to help you achieve maximum conversions and ROI from ebook marketing.
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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

3 Ways Writing Pros Can Find Time for Their Own Writing | Get Paid To Write Online | Scoop.it
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

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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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