Posts tagged with ‘guest post’

  • Math for Freelance Writers: Why Numbers Matter in Your Writing Career

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 5, 2014
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    Today Yo Prinzel was kind enough to host a guest post of mine on her new blog, The Profitable Freelancer. Please stop by and check it out. Why You'll Fail at Freelancing if You Suck at Math In the post I go over three areas where math can make or break your freelance writing business, along with a few tips […]
  • 4 More Tips for Freelance Ghostwriters

    By Yo Prinzel on January 31, 2014
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    We’ve finally reached the last post of my ghostwriting series. I want to thank you all for reading along; I hope you got something of value out of it. I’d like to close the series with a few extra tips to help your own ghostwriting efforts. The four final tips aren't part of any unifying theme other than, here be […]
  • How and Where to Look for Blogging Inspiration

    By Guest on January 29, 2013
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    By: Emma-Julie Fox -- A man will turn over half a library to make one book. ~ Samuel Johnson When inspiration turns elusive, writers have a hard time stringing words together. For freelancers though such dry spells can become troublesome, especially when there’s a looming deadline! So, how do you deal with these periods of no-inspiration? How to Find Blogging […]
  • Using Social Media to Find Writing Gigs

    By Guest on January 22, 2013
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    By: Adrienne Erin Freelance writers love the Internet. Whenever a company creates an ecommerce site, a newsletter, a blog or an informational website, they need people to write content. Writing opportunities abound online for writers, but only if you look in the right places. Scams and low-paying jobs are everywhere online. How often have you seen an ad demanding exceptional […]
  • Freelance Writers: Why Should People Care About You?

    By Guest on November 13, 2012
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    By: Joshua Danton Boyd In the popular TV show Rome, the character Titus Pullo reassures the young Gaius Octavian Caesar that to be a middling swordsman is better than nothing. Caesar is quick to respond. “There you are wrong. The graveyards are full of middling swordsmen. Best not to be a swordsman at all than a middling swordsman.” This might […]
  • When Clients Attack: An Elance Story

    By Guest on October 31, 2012
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    By: Genevieve Coates I had just finished graduate school and needed a job. The problem with getting a Master’s in English with emphasis in Creative Writing is that there is no career development course in the curriculum. There may not be one in any other major either, but with this particular course of study, it seems to be completely necessary.  […]
  • How to Handle Overbooking Freelance Writing Work

    By Guest on October 16, 2012
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    By: Megan Harris I previously talked about why it's a good idea to pursue too many freelance writing jobs. However, what should you do if you overbook yourself as a result of your marketing, pitching and prospecting? You're at a point other freelance writers would envy, so congratulations! The work is coming in and your marketing efforts are paying off. […]
  • 9 Rookie Blunders that Will Cost You Freelance Gigs

    By Guest on September 21, 2012
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    by Marya Jan Ever wonder why you never hear back from the jobs you apply to? If you have done everything right, chances are that you are not the best fit for the position – maybe they can’t afford you or maybe they are looking for something else. Or, they have found someone even better. If that’s the case, at […]
  • 5 Big Reasons Why You Want to be a Freelance Writer

    By Guest on May 15, 2012
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    By: Kari Jenkins Have you ever dreamed of waking up on a Monday morning full of sun glitter, stretching into a sprightly grin that even makes your cat look grumpy, and boomeranging out of bed with the fervent amusement left to three-year-olds on Pop Rocks? I know, it seems like a distant reverie that you could ever be that…happy. Instead, […]
  • Applying For Your First Writing Gig: What to Include

    By Guest on May 9, 2012
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    By: Shadab Mahbub When you are starting your freelance writing career, finding new clients always seems like a daunting task. How does a writer find new potential clients and how do we approach them once we do? Do we send them an e-mail or do we call them? Do we attach our CV’s or do we just concentrate on sending […]