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  • Writing Articles in a Series or Cook Once Eat Twice

    If you're anything like me, the biggest part of your time spent article writing is devoted to doing the research for your topic. Even if you're fortunate enough to be heavily involved or working in the field that you write about, you will still need to...
  • Persuasion is Not Lying - Manipulation is Lying

     
    We are all exposed to persuasion and manipulation on a daily basis, and we most often tend to lump them together under the umbrella term 'persuasion' rather than delve into the differences between them. Although they would seem to go hand-in-ha...
  • How To Make Money Writing Online

    Work for it.I could stop there and most of you would understand what that really means, but for the sake of giving this piece a bit of meat I'll give you a little more insight. There are two schools of thought for writers, one is that writing is the ha...
  • When To Say No to a New Online Writing Project

    As freelance writers, we're only too happy to say 'Yes!' whenever someone offers us new work. We want to make a great impression and hopefully gain a new client for repeat business. We also know that we cannot possibly take every writing job that comes...
  • The Friday Five: Five Things to Love About Freelance Writing

    Writers certainly haven't cornered the market on freelancing, and like any other profession there are good points and bad points to being a freelancer. If you are aspiring to do some independent online writing work, you may already be scouring the Inte...
  • Why Everyone Can't Be An Online Content Writer

    Although 'online writing' has been a key search term since 2004, it is only recently that small business is beginning to realize the important role the Internet is destined to play in the success or failure of their online businesses. Understanding how...
  • The Four Letter Word All Great Writers Love

    In his book On Writing Well, William Zinsser talks about the necessity of editing as a practice of the professional writer. In that sense, none of us are great writers, rather we must all learn to make it our consistent practice to edit repetitively un...
  • The Friday Five: Generating Leads or Where to Find Work as an Online Writer

    I had several conversations this week with people who are just starting out in the field of writing online and the biggest question they all had was 'where to find work.' There are glaring places that can be found using Google, and I won't insult your ...
  • How to Get Started as a Work From Home Writer

    If you are happy with the structure and procedures of your current job, and you enjoy commuting every day and your work environment, working from home might not be for you. You need to ask yourself some heartfelt questions about what it is that you mos...
  • The Friday Five - Content for SEO and Copywriting

    I thought I would make Friday the day when I offer five, specific, topic-focused pieces of information that I've used or found helpful during the week. This week, being my first week, I've chosen my topic at random. In future weeks however, I'll be pro...