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Enter a Writing Contest: a Way to Share your Work and Make Some Money

Enter a Writing Contest: a Way to Share your Work and Make Some Money

One way to share your work and get it noticed is to enter a writing contest. You may think that the odds of winning are about the same as winning the lottery, but keep in mind that many people may read and ad for a contest and decide the same thing. That fact will eliminate a certain amount of the potential competition.

How to Become a Better Writer

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Editor’s note: This post was written by Gary Dek, the blogger behind StartABlog123.com and Gajizmo.com. He offers small businesses and entrepreneurs SEO advice ranging from keyword density research to recovering from Panda/Penguin updates to promoting their blogs and growing traffic. Are you inspired and motivated to become a great writer? Do you read writing blogs and get the urge to start one, too? Maybe you’re looking for a second income to pay off your debts faster or just had a baby and want to make money from home as a freelance writer. But you’re worried that you don’t have what it takes [Read more…]

3 Cheap Options to Create a Freelance Writing Website

3 Cheap Options to Create a Freelance Writing Website

Editor’s note: This post was written by Jennifer Parris, career writer at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings. FlexJobs lists thousands of pre-screened, legitimate, and professional-level work-from-home jobs and other types of flexibility like part-time positions, freelancing, and flexible schedules. Brie provides career and job search advice through the FlexJobs Blog and social media. Learn more at www.FlexJobs.com. Source Back in the day, writers would dutifully cut out their clips from magazines or newspapers, paste them into a book, and shop their portfolio from one interview with an editor to another. In today’s writing world, where many writers are getting [Read more…]

Why You Need an Online Portfolio; Yes, You!

Why You Need an Online Portfolio; Yes, You!

What is an online portfolio anyway? In an article Jodee wrote some time ago, she clearly explained the difference between an online portfolio and a resume. Source To sum it up, an online portfolio is a web site or blog which showcases your work. It can contain a variety of formats, including: Blog posts Excerpt from a book, either in print or an e-book Link to an electronic newsletter Link to your own articles published online SEO articles Now that we’re clear about what an online portfolio is, it should also be easy to deduce why a freelance writer needs [Read more…]

Easy Tricks for Spotting Freelance Job Scams

Easy Tricks for Spotting Freelance Job Scams

Protect your identity and integrity by avoiding fraudulent freelance job offers. Because freelance job listings characteristically involve short-term telecommute work, they’re easier to fake than full-time, salaried job postings. If you’re a freelancer looking for a new project, get familiar with these easy tricks for spotting freelance job scams: Take a Step Back from Start-ups Start-up businesses should not be universally painted with the job-scam brush; however, it’s important to understand that con artists exploit the entrepreneurial spirit of start-up businesses to weave their web of deceit. Beware of freelance job listings from newly established businesses that promise income from [Read more…]

Getting Your Kids on Board: Strategies to Get Your Kids to Cooperate During Your Work Hours

Getting Your Kids on Board: Strategies to Get Your Kids to Cooperate During Your Work Hours

Work-life balance is never easy, but for parents who work at home, the juggling act can be near impossible. After all, with the never-ending housework and kids vying for your attention, squeezeing in a few hours of undivided time for your work is quite a feat.

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