3 Cheap Options to Create a Freelance Writing Website

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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!

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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…]

Creating A Professional Image As A Freelance Writer

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As a freelance writer, one of the biggest challenges you face is setting yourself apart from everyone else. There are lots of amateurs out there who claim to be professional writers – so unless you show your potential clients that you are serious, you’re not going to stand out from the crowd. There are a number of effective ways to do this, and some can actually save you time and money. Image source Appearing professional starts with the quotation that you give to your client. Don’t just write an email that explains how wonderful you are – instead, invest the [Read more…]

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