• Quick Tip: Speed Up Your WordPress Blog by Identifying Slow Plugins

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 22, 2014
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    I constantly run speed tests on my websites and blogs. I tweak settings, monitor changes after updates, and look for ways to keep making improvements. There is always room for improvement, and I find that my biggest speed issues tend to surface after running updates. If you're having speed issues with your WordPress blog, chances are good the problem stems from your […]
  • Ten Reasons to Launch an Author Blog

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 21, 2014
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    If you’re an author, you've probably heard that you should consider having a blog. Some authors swear by them. Others swear them off as a distraction and waste of time. But the marketing value of blogs is undeniable, and they can be effective promotional tools for both nonfiction and fiction authors. In a future post we'll take a look at some of […]
  • Quick Tip: Use Media Directories to Find Freelance Writing Clients

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 15, 2014
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    For this week's quick tip, I'd like to bring up an oldie but goodie -- a tip I've been passing along to freelance writers for years, coming from my background in PR. Instead of using the same writer's market lists that most other freelancers are also using, find new prospects in media directories instead.  How Media Directories Are Different Media […]
  • Melissa Breau on Writing and Editing

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 14, 2014
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    I was recently contacted by fellow writer, Melissa Breau. She was in the process of making some changes in her business, and as a result she no longer wanted to publish some of the content on her professional blog. Melissa made the suggestion of archiving her old content, written mostly for authors, here at All Indie Writers. I took her […]
  • Get APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur FREE From BookBaby

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 10, 2014
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    Each week I try to release a new freebie developed just for All Indie Writers readers. But this week I want to do something a bit different. I want to pass along an awesome deal that came through to my inbox this morning. If you're thinking about becoming an indie author, no doubt you've heard about APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by […]
  • Quick Tip: Promote Your Writing With a Monthly Marketing Calendar

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 8, 2014
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    Here's a quick tip about how you can more effectively promote your writing every month, whether that means marketing your freelance writing services, your books, or your blogs. Use a monthly marketing calendar. What's the Point of a Monthly Marketing Calendar? A monthly marketing calendar gives you an easy way to keep all of your marketing information on one handy […]
  • Freelance Freedom – Get My 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp – Save 40% July 4-5

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 4, 2014
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    Don't put off pursuing your freelance freedom from the 9-5 grind. Start building the foundation of the freelance career you've been dreaming about. In light of the July 4th, Independence Day holiday here in the U.S., I'm offering a special two-day deal on my 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp for Freelance Writers e-book. Through Friday and Saturday (July 4 -5th only), […]
  • 15-Minute Book Marketing Tactics for Busy Authors

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 3, 2014
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    Raise your hand if you're an author who has ever complained that you don't have enough time to market your books. After all, you're too busy writing, right? While making time for larger book marketing efforts is a requirement and reality of self publishing today (or any publishing for that matter), there are still plenty of things you can do […]
  • Quick Tip: Make Time for a Mid-Year Writing Goals Evaluation

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 1, 2014
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    Can you believe it's July already? I know we say the same thing every year, but time really does seem to fly by. As of today, we kick off the second half of the year. And that is a perfect time for a mid-year check-in on our writing careers. What does a mid-year check-in involve? The idea is to review […]
  • July Writing Challenge: Write More, Earn More, Increase Your Productivity

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 30, 2014
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    Do you ever feel like you've worked hard all day but have very little to show for it? Do you feel like no matter how many hours of work you put in, you'll never reach your word count goals as an author? Have you ever gotten through a week of freelance writing only to wonder where all your billable hours […]