Day 3, 5 Ways to Enhance Your Writing Skills

Day three’s tip is easy – have fun. Even when writers are actively living their dream, they can get bogged down in the everyday activities of being a writer. It is important to remember that while you’re billing clients, scheduling meetings, researching, organizing and working to improve your writing skills you can still have fun […]

Positivity Rocks: Why Having the Right Attitude Will Ensure Freelance Writing Success

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Would you like to know why I looked for freelance writing work for two years before actually applying for a gig? It’s because I doubted myself. I was very shy and to apply for something out of the blue took me out of my element. That’s also why I stayed with a couple of jobs […]

The A,B,Cs of Freelance Writing

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Looking to get started as a freelance writer? As noted before, not everyone can do it. Here’s a checklist of the items and attributes needed to be a successful freelance writer. How many do you have? Attitude Successful freelance writers have the right attitude. They’re positive and agreeable. They know they’re up to any task […]

Jumping to Conclusions: How to Go with Your Gut and Prove the Other Guy Wrong

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My high school journalism teacher stressed the importance of reading between the lines. “Always jump to conclusions.” he told the class. “To do so means you’re thinking beyond the obvious.” I often remember his words when I’m researching for an article or blog post, or when I read something that doesn’t sit right with me.  […]

About Demand Studios: An Interview with SVP of Content & Editorial, Jeremy Reed

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Deb’s note: This interview is part three in a series offering a behind the scenes look at content sites. As there have been much speculation and a few rather one-sided “investigations” regarding some of these sites, I felt it would be fair to talk to the people who run content sites and let them tell […]

Client vs. Employer: There’s a Difference

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I use the word employer when I really mean client. I mostly do this because I’ve been rocking the thesaurus and I don’t want to use “client” every other word. There’s a difference, though. Clients and employers are two separate entities and each treat the people who work for them differently. Before we get into […]