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How Much Creative Freedom Is Too Much?

You have full creative freedom … do whatever you want…. Do you take those words from a client and run with them? Or do you cringe as you grasp for some semblance of boundaries in the project you have accepted? The concept of creative freedom is ambiguous: we all want it, but too much freedom leads a writer into dangerous

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Compunction Junction: Taking the Guilt out of Ifs, Ands, and Buts

You know you’re a good writer. You have dozens of satisfied clients and an impeccable work history. You take pride in the quality of your research and the value of every piece you write. At the same time. . . Do you ever wonder if you’ve been putting commas in the wrong place all these years? ...

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The Greater Responsibility of Writing

Writing content for pay spans more than just typing words or developing an idea into something meaningful. There is a responsibility, at least in my opinion, to write the best possible content. This is not a thing of ego or pride. It is, instead, about fulfilling my part of a relationship — the relationship between client and writer. Content, the Internet,

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Specialized Skills You Need to Advance Your Freelancing Career

When you start out as a freelance writer, you pick up some skills fairly quickly. You may end up writing a great deal of blog posts, articles and web page copy. As you get more experienced, you might decide that you should branch out into new genres of writing, like press releases or creating a business plan. Here are a

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Tis The Season To Be Lazy

Despite the fact that most freelance writers work from home, and control their own schedule, the truth is those schedules and deadlines can be daunting at times. When all of our friends and family members are gearing up for “holiday vacation” we may very well still have piles of work in front of us. If you are not in a

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Managing Content Creation Throughout the Holidays

With Thanksgiving around the corner, content creation may be one of the last things on your mind. However, bringing content to a halt is not the solution. Your website, blog, business, or career in content needs consistent input for success. As a business owner, you may be inclined to think your writer is unavailable during the holidays. In reality, you’d

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How To Convert Readers Into Revenue Growth

There’s no doubt that many websites and businesses feature amazing content, but often the difficulty is converting that content into real revenue growth. It’s time to think about how content can be used to increase your ROI, grow your subscriber base, and promote your brand across channels. By following the following strategies, you should see results that make a real

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Beyond Google: A Guide to Authoritative Sourcing

The goal of website content might be to educate, inform, or present an argument. It only makes sense to back up the main ideas of articles, blog posts, and white papers with strong evidence. Increasingly, high-level clients demand authoritative links to support the main ideas behind the content that they order. Authority links to credible sources should help build a

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Are You Suffering From a Case of Freelance Guilt?

Do you experience feelings of guilt when you take breaks during the day or end your work day early? Do you feel like you’re not doing your part as a hard-working American? Do those around you judge you for your flexible lifestyle, acting like you’re lazy and selfish? Or do you assume they do? If you have one or more of

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3 Enduring Myths in Grammar and Mechanics

Never Start a Sentence with “And” or “But.” At the heart of this myth is a lack of knowledge about the basic anatomy of a sentence. In order to be complete, a sentence requires two things, and two things only: a subject, or noun, and a predicate, that which describes the noun or its action. Jacob wrote that blog post. This is

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When to Create a Blog

  Throughout the world of Internet marketing, many businesses and organizations have created blogs. Although an Internet-based journal at heart, a blog benefits and propels your business forward. The times to start a blog range from the startup phase to improving social media traffic. Take a look at how such key times to creating a blog directly correlate to ...

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Twitter Reporting Dashboard: How to Work the System

You have a mere 140-characters to get their attention, how do you know what works and what flops? The obvious answer is metrics and Twitter has a system in place, so you can make the most of those 140-spaces. Analytics is how you draw all the right conclusions; you just need to know what you are looking at and how

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