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Earn Extra Money Writing with Paralegal Experience

When you decide to go from the working world of 9-5 to freelance, know that you have joined the ranks of true believers in the art of working for yourself. It’s super simple to work as a freelancer, as long as you mull over your skills and have enough lollipops on your desk. Establish a work plan, know your skills,

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Beyond Bathrobes and Chocolate: Recovering After A Breakup With Your Writer

They were the one and you were going to be together forever. Now they are gone and you just want to sit on the couch in your bathrobe, watch Nicholas Sparks movies, eat a vat of chocolate peanut butter ice cream, and listen to Adele on repeat until your neighbors call the cops. Oh, wait. You didn’t break up with

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No, I Didn’t Get Any Work Done: You Can Thank My Brain (and the Chocolate)

Welcome to Writer Rants–where every Friday a writer just lets loose on whatever the heck is bugging her this week. Enjoy. Being a freelance writer is seriously amazing. It’s my dream job and I count my blessings every day. However, there’s just one small problem: it requires a tremendous amount of brainpower. Few tasks require as much brainpower as ...

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True Optimization: Why Keywords Are Not the Holy Grail of SEO

When companies hear about keywords for the first time, it can be easy to see them as a Holy Grail of marketing. “You mean all I have to do is include these words as many times as possible in my content so search engines know what I’m talking about, then I will rank amazingly well in search results? Awesome!” Except

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The Art of Pitching: 5 Facts for Freelancers

So article writers make a little less money than major league baseball players. Who cares? Our pitch is just as important. Consider these five facts when writing pitches or responding to casting calls: 1. Only respond to pitches for subjects you know or topics you love. Can you write about other things? Sure,, you can. Shoot, you could write about

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Getting the Most from Your Keywords

When you began to develop your website, you were most likely inundated with information about the importance of keywords. The difficulty for many people, however, lies in how to use these valuable tools correctly. Everyone has read content that relies on ‘keyword stuffing’ and quickly turned away, so how do you get keywords to work their magic without destroying your

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How to Manage Content Writing Jobs During the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas, two particularly busy times of the year, are almost upon us. During this time, freelance writers not only handle content writing jobs, but also tasks ranging from baking to shopping to picking up loved ones at the airport. Here are some tips that can help you keep up with your work and holiday preparations…and keep your sanity. ...

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Using Images in Your Content Marketing Strategy

Content marketing is not limited to written content. Although written content contains more SEO potential because Google is capable of picking up clues from words in text, focusing your strategy on writing only is a mistake for several reasons: You Can Have Fun with Images People are more apt to do something if they like doing it. Images are fun to play with.

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Attention Content Writers: Drained for Ideas? Here Are 5 Tips to Spark Creativity

It happens to all of us. You’re sitting there in front of your laptop, just staring at the empty page in the word processor, thinking “How in the heck do I start this piece?” Whether you’re doing something like creative writing or something more technical, like report writing services, we all get stumped from time to time. Here are five

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Using SEO to Drive Traffic from YouTube

With the rise of mobile technology, video has taken on a new priority as a method of driving traffic to your website, blog content, and landing pages. Videos are fun, popular, easy-to-view on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and they have the potential to become viral quickly. YouTube is an active search engine on its own. When combined

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Spitballin': A Surefire Way to Get Ideas for Article Writing

When it comes to the real, hard, hands-on-the-keyboard work of writing, 99.9999% of writers prefer to go it alone. This is true whether we’re talking about freelance writing or typing out that novel that’s been in your head for years. The process of developing ideas, on the other hand, is the part of the job where we might do our

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What to Look for in Business Writers

Articles about various types of businesses and decisions to be made when doing business are pretty common among clients who need content. This makes quality business writers a hot commodity in the content writing marketplace, as they will be valued by clients and usually have regular work if they write for the proper content websites. However, finding a quality ...

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