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5 Common Content Marketing Mistakes

Posted on by Bob P
It’s 2015, and content marketing is still all the rage, to use an overused cliche. And for good reason, because it still gets results, and will far, far into the foreseeable future. Maybe forever, for all we know, or until CNN finally gets to use its Doomsday video. Now one would think, with the Internet chock full of content marketing gurus

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Freelance Writing: 4 Most Common — and Confounding — Grammatical Errors

Posted on by Ryan H
Never in history has a greater demand for writers existed. The internet and social media generated niches within the writing industry unheard of just 10 years ago. Even average writers can make livings as freelance writers. The demand for writers means people without writing backgrounds are finding work in the industry. There are 4 grammatical errors that no ...

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Protecting Your Video Content Ad Revenue On Social Media

Posted on by Dan S
Facebook and Twitter are kicking video content efforts to the forefront. While it’s a great opportunity to get more eyes on your shared video content, as a small to medium sized business there are major drawbacks to utilizing these features if your video content is used to generate ad revenue or drive visitors to your website. SMBs that hire copywriters

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3 Lifestyle Changes to Help Improve Your Focus

Posted on by Amber K
We work online, which means we are bombarded day and night with distractions. Most freelancers, from designers to journalists and book writers for hire, find it difficult to stay on task all the time. And if you’re venturing into this brave new world of freelancing for the first time, it’s often even more difficult to cope. Give yourself a few

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Re-posting Great Content Can Cut Through the Social Media Clutter

Posted on by Joe B
In early January, the Pew Research Center shared a study showing that nearly 60 percent of all Americans now have Facebook accounts, including 81 percent of adults. The study also showed that 52 percent of online adults use at least two social networks regularly, an increase of 10 percent from 2013. Some users also prefer other networks to the oversaturated

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Posted on by Paula A
There are typical questions that people ask professionals in most fields. I am a writer and one of the side benefits of being a writer is that you always get asked this question: Where do you get your ideas? I recently read a wonderful essay by author Neil Gaiman whose answer to that question is: I make them up. Out

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Hire a Writer to Keep up on Engaging and Entertaining Social Media Posts

If you want your social media posts to be effective, they first have to be entertaining. It doesn’t matter if you post a hundred social media posts a day, the fact remains that if they aren’t engaging, people won’t read them. While it certainly takes drive and dedication to keep up with social media for your company’s brand or service,

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February 2015

How to Inject a Little Life into Boring Work

Content writing is often fun and enjoyable, except when it isn’t. It’s important for every content writer to find a niche, but it’s not so much fun when you constantly have to write similar articles in that specialized field. Who wants to write their hundredth article about which type of air conditioning duct is right for you? It’s not the

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Open Mouth, Insert Foot: 5 Social Media Mistakes You Never Want to Make

When it comes to harnessing the power of social media, doing things incorrectly can be far worse than doing nothing at all. In this highly Tweetable age, news – both good and bad – spreads faster than Kim Kardashian can Instagram a selfie, and that’s no joke. Whether you’re running a network of technical writing websites or selling the latest

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Writer Rant: A Guided Tour of a Freelance Writer’s Home Office

Welcome to Writer Rants–where every Friday a writer just lets loose on whatever the heck is bugging them this week. Enjoy. Freelance writing is one of those occupations that sounds a lot more glamorous than it actually is. When clients hire writers, they probably assume that those writers do their work on a souped-up MacBook in a well-lit home office with

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What should you Look for when Hiring a Marketing Content Writer?

When it comes time to hire a marketing content writer to represent your company, you’re in a position to be a choosy as you want. While there are a lot of freelance content writers with exceptional talent and drive, you’ll want to choose a writer that fits your company’s goals, work ethic, and passions. So how do you find the

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Writing What You Do Not Know

Some of the oldest writing advice around is, “Write what you know.” However, in the world of content writing, writers can really limit themselves and their earning potential if they only agree to take on jobs that center on topics they are personally familiar with. Understanding your own potential for research and self-education, can quickly expand the amount and type

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