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Writing, Blogging, Spelling and Punctuation

September 12, 2011


Whether you write or blog for a living, spelling and punctuation could be defining factors in your success. You might be a writer that blogs or a blogger that writes for a living, but both of these scenarios require spectacular spelling and perfect punctuation skills. Why is it so important to perfectly portend and punctuate […]

How Much Are You Worth?!

August 8, 2011


Whether you realize it or not, your worth is constantly being measured. It’s measured by what you and others think of you and your talent. How Is Your Worth Measured? As a writer, your worth is measured by what others are willing to pay you and by what you are willing to accept. Although you […]

8 Easy Steps to Warm up Cold Calls

June 6, 2011


Guest post by Jennifer Woodard @ … The biggest obstacle when starting a freelance business is getting your first clients. Everyone is touting social media marketing and it is a great way to connect with potential clients but it can take time to see the efforts of social media marketing bring in paying clients. One […]

Know Your Worth!

May 23, 2011


Guest Post by Samantha Bangayan … If you’re just starting off as a freelance writer, it can be difficult to gauge how much you should be paid. A lot of freelance writers seem to be doing well making around $10 to $15 per article with content-creating companies, such as Demand Studios — who manages […]

Humble Beginnings — How I Got Started in Freelance Writing!

April 29, 2011


Someone recently asked me how I got started in freelance writing, so I thought it was a great idea for a new post. I posted a brief history of it on a previous post, but will provide more details in this one. Construction and Contract Work After being laid off from Sprint in 2002, I […]

It’s Like MasterCard — Don’t Leave Home Without It

March 11, 2011


Authors and writers in the market to sell their works to high-paying magazines and book publishers should get their hands on the listings in a copy of the Writer’s Market, a book that tells you “where & how to sell what you write.” It’s like the MasterCard of books. Don’t send out inquiry letters without it. […]

Introductory Email for Writing Applications

November 23, 2010


I thought it might be helpful to some of you if I provided an example of what I use to apply for writing jobs. Whenever I see a job ad in which I am interested, I modify my standard email and tailor it to the requirements noted in the freelance writing ad. For all you other […]