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get published in magazines

A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published in Magazines

Almost every writer’s dream is to one day get published in magazines. There is something so satisfying and rewarding about seeing your name tied to a piece of work that will be viewed by thousands of people. Unfortunately, getting published ...
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freelance writing niche

Why it’s Important to Choose a Freelance Writing Niche

Freelance writing, by its very nature, requires a Jack-of-all-trades mentality. In this line of work, it pays to know a little bit about everything when you are first starting out. Writing about many different topics is, after all, a great ...
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Beyond the Blog: What Types of Web Copy Should You Write?

Beyond the Blog: What Types of Web Copy Should You Write?

Many people incorrectly refer to all freelance writers as bloggers. This is a common mistake, and it is observed in other areas of life as well. It is kind of like how some people refer to all adhesive medical strips ...
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plan ahead as a freelance writer

How to Plan Ahead as a Freelance Writer

When you are a freelance writer, it can often seem as though your days disappear in a haze of coffees and keyboards, doggy cuddles, spontaneous naps … And also deadlines, money worries, family tension and imposter syndrome. It can be ...
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improve your web copy

5 Tips to Improve Your Web Copy & Create a Feast of Words

Even though Christmas music is already finding its way onto radio stations and decorations were in stores back when kids were still buying their Halloween costumes, if you are American, there is another great holiday sandwiched in between. Thanksgiving is ...
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freelance-writing side hustle

Five Reasons Why Freelance Writing is the Perfect Side Hustle

Do you dream of creating and sharing your talents with the world? Do you have expertise in one or multiple areas? Does the idea of being your own boss appeal to you? Are you struggling to make ends meet with your ...
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writing retreat

The Writing Retreat Roundup: 20 Incredible Retreats to Attend in 2018

If you check out the definition of the word "retreat" in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, you will find that it has two distinct meanings. The act of withdrawing from something difficult or dangerous; and in its noun form, a place of ...
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freelance income

How to Increase Your Freelance Income Without Landing New Clients

When most folks think about becoming a freelance writer, they usually think of leisurely days spent working from their couch in their pajamas. But in reality, there are tons of little administrative tasks that manage to get in the way ...
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writing for a living

6 Downsides of Writing For a Living (And How to Combat Them)

I’m not going to sit here and tell you that writing for a living is a bad occupation. So long as you’re good at it (and you like doing it), being able to write for a living is a great ...
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freelance burnout

5 Ways to Avoid Freelance Burnout as a Writer

Imagine you’re sitting in front of a large pizza. Don’t like pizza? For the sake of this example, pretend you do. The first slice is so great that you decide to have another. The second one is good too, but ...
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inspiring places to write

10 Inspiring Places To Write From INSTEAD Of Your Home Office

Have you ever had one of those experiences where you find a chocolate bar/packet of crisps/yummy snacky thing hidden in one of your cluttered drawers, and your momentary delight turns into disgust as you bite into the stalest, tasteless, now-inedible ...
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write for a living

So You Want to Write for a Living? The Risk and Reward of Becoming a Full-Time Freelance Writer

Stunt performers swinging from a trapeze or walking a high-wire get to see the world from a unique perspective and enjoy a feeling that others only dream of. Of course, there is gravity to consider as well. This is why ...
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optimize blog posts

EASY SEO: 6 Ways to Optimize Blog Posts for Google Ranking

Blogs are great.  You get to let your creative words loose on the page — er, screen —, you have your own designated space to build your portfolio, you can choose your own theme, colors and let your inner creative ...
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work-from-home writing jobs

4 Unbeatable Benefits of Work From Home Writing Jobs

Happily, several things I have aspired to achieve in my younger years, have finally come to fruition in the autumn days of my life. Despite not winning the lottery (yet), I have been lucky enough to accomplish most of those ...
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starting a blog

6 Mistakes Most People Make When Starting a Blog (And How to Avoid Them)

Blogging — it’s a complex, diverse practice that offers mixed results. Some people manage to keep leagues of dedicated supporters hanging on their every word. For others, it seems nearly impossible to break through and gain a steady following. So ...
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