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The Dreaded Bulk Rate: Save It for Costco

Welcome to Writer Rants–where every Friday a writer just lets loose on whatever the heck is bugging them this week. Enjoy. Who wants to do more work for less money? Show of hands. Anyone? No? OK. How about a lot more work for less money? Bueller? Bueller? It amazes me how differently content writers are treated in comparison to other professionals. I’ve

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Photo Contest: WA Writers Share Their Pumpkins

This month, we asked you to send us your Halloween pumpkins and a creative caption. Well, the photos are in. Here are some of our favorites: Thank you all for sharing your hilarious and creative pumpkin photos. Didn’t get a chance to send one in? Have a pumpkin-related story to tell? Share them in the comments! Have a happy (and

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Working With Multiple Freelance Content Writers

Too many cooks spoil the soup, but what are you going to do when you have to feed hundreds of people and you can’t possibly get the job done with just one cook? When you hire writers, scratch that, when you hire a lot of writers to work on a single project, a lot of issues come up that you

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Cash and Information: Content Writing Rewards

How do we get our information? There’s media, the Internet, word of mouth. For article writers, there’s a different and in some ways more powerful means of getting information, and that’s from our content writing assignments. As a content writer, you’re positioned to view the latest technology, the hottest topics in marketing, fashion, consumerism, and ...

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It’s Not About You: The Right Way to Approach Social Media

As I scroll through my News Feed, I see post after post of promotions, sales, and updates from businesses that scream, “Look at me!” I just want to reach through my screen and shake these companies to wake them up. That is not what social media is for, people. You are totally missing the mark. But before I get into

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Sit, Speak and Stay: 3 Tips for Becoming a Pedigreed Pet Writer

Until your beloved pet figures out how to earn a paycheck, it’s your job to bring home the kibble. If you’re a content writer and a pet lover you’re obviously an intelligent and kind-hearted person. Why not combine those skills to become a pedigreed pet writer? You’ll increase your income while increasing awareness on topics such as animal rescue, pet health

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Tweet, Share, and Pin: Time It Right and You Will Win

Is there a certain time that you post to social media? Do you do it right when you wake up in the morning? Whenever you happen to get around to it? Only when you think of something clever to say? It turns out that, if you aren’t strategically timing your social media posts, then you are losing out on valuable

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A Press Release On Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WriterAccess Provides Instant Access to Handful of Professional Press Release Writers Boston, Massachusetts – 10/21/14 - As businesses battle for attention on the world wide web, press releases have increased in popularity as one of the most effective forms of online marketing. Content writers are storming the online industry in a ...

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Four Reasons Professional Content Writers are Advantageous for SEO Purposes

At one time, search engine optimization (SEO) was mainly focused on keywords, meta tags, and image captions. Thanks to Google’s newer updates, though, SEO has moved beyond the keyword emphasis phase. Nowadays, high ranking content is based on relevant writing that clearly and objectively answers the questions and search queries Internet surfers type into ...

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Hyperlocal Content Hits Home for Real Estate Bloggers

Sometimes it feels like you need a personal assistant to keep up with Google’s updates in order to stay on top of the SEO game. The most recent changes favor high quality, informative content over repetitious keywords. How can real estate blog writers still get their local keywords in without being repetitive and provide something useful to buyers? ...

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Your Freudian Slip Is Showing

A parapraxis is a tool of karma. It’s what happens when what you are thinking, subconsciously or consciously, slips from your mouth at the worst possible moment. There is a long list of people who have been humbled by a Freudian Slip. Most of the time, these people just laugh off the embarrassment. A question for blog writers is how they can

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Words that Sizzle: Writing for the Food Industry

A growing number of kitchen and restaurant retailers are looking for product descriptions and web copy these days, but it takes more than a creative pen to land cooking-related writing jobs. Food-industry writers have to be able to write copy that appeals to both professionals and home cooks, which means using the right terminology and appealing to all the senses.

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