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Turning a Crummy Content Job into a Happily-Ever-After Story

Aah, the American Dream found in a fairy tale. Cinderella, in classic Disney fashion, is a fable about a forlorn girl who benefits from some heavenly magic in order to secure her spot as princess of all the land. That is the story of Cinderella that we’ve all come to love, or loathe if you understand that folk tales by

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Meet the Team – Hire Writers to Craft Top-Notch Bios

Posted on by Tracy S
There are many individual pages that come together to form a full website. Blog posts, home pages and service descriptions are very important, of course. However, there is one page that gives customers and visitors a personal connection with you and your staff—the “bio” page. This page is more important than you may think, and not something that you should

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Surpise! It’s Wednesday – 5 Bad Habits Freelancers Should Avoid

Posted on by Alana M
Being a freelance writer for hire comes with the kind of freedom 9-to-5′ers only dream of. We make our own hours, pick and choose our projects, wear whatever we feel like, and the world is our office. Still, there are potholes a-plenty along Freedom Road, and it’s easy to fall into them if you’re not careful. In the spirit of

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Writer Spotlight: Sarah S

This week, meet writer Sarah S from Bent Mountain, VA.  Check out our blog every Wednesday for a new interview with our super talented and very interesting WriterAccess writers.   If you had a catchphrase, what would it be? This is how the apocalypse starts. What’s your day job super power? Making up epic origin stories about the personified versions

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4 Ways to Keep Your Marketing Messages Short and Sweet

Posted on by Joe B
Business pros will tell you to do all your homework before you officially open your doors. This is excellent advice in terms of getting yourself organized, anticipating expenses and revenue, and ensuring you’re heading into this new venture with eyes open. But with great amounts of preparation comes great piles of paperwork, which you’ll have to fill out for everything

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How to Get Taken Seriously as a Professional Freelance Writer

Posted on by Paula A
One of the most frustrating aspects of working for yourself is getting other people to take you seriously as a professional. This is doubly true if you are a freelance writer. I believe that the reason is that many people do not think that it is possible to make money working on the Internet or as a writer. They think

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The Wackiest Marketing Tips that Actually Work

Both small and medium-size businesses tend to lag behind larger corporations when it comes to marketing funds. Because of this, they have to be on the constant lookout for affordable ways to boost traffic to their online sites. Yes, I did say sites; this means businesses need an assortment of sites on the Internet, including social media profiles, at least

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Seven Reasons Your Creativity is Refusing to Cooperate

Posted on by Sarah S
You hear a lot about writer’s block and how to combat it, but for the professional freelancer, lack of words isn’t an option. As a website writer or other freelancer, you must push through “block” to get words on the page because bills must be paid and families must be fed. Generating content when creativity is running low is like

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Weekly Stats (Alternate Title: Popular Posts for Popular People)

A little alliteration is always a good thing, don’t you think? (Although the above sentence refers to the title, because the above sentence is actually an example of assonance, not alliteration, the more I think about it.) But enough with the grammar lesson for today, it’s time for math class, or more specifically, stats! Today we’re ...

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How to Use Content Marketing to Propel Your Brand to the Forefront

Posted on by Paula A
Brand marketing is nothing new. Evidence of brand marketing success is all around us. This is why in the southern United States all soft drinks are called Cokes. Coke is a brand name for Coca-Cola, yet it has become the word representing the entire group of products in its category. Other examples of successful brand marketing are use of the

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Real Estate Website Content Bedtime Stories: Fantastical Property Listings

Out with the boring and in with the unique! Real estate listings can often be a mundane re-hash of the details. This monotonousness doesn’t encourage buyers to see the property; it only puts the numbers into a block of redundant text! Try turning your next real estate listing into a story that piques the interest of the buyer. Telling a

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Turn Your Travels Into Income

Vacations can be expensive. You have to pay for travel, lodging, meals and a whole host of other expenses to ensure that your trip is enjoyable for all. In addition, there is the time spent away from work, which also impacts your budget. It’s important to take time away and enjoy your vacation; no one wants to structure a vacation

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