5 Steps to Building Your Online Visibility As a Freelance Writer

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You may be able to sling words skillfully like a crusty old wizard casts spells, but without developing a solid online foundation to augment it, you’re likely to find yourself bereft of work; in other words, a wizard without a willing (or unwilling) experiment to transmute, burn, poison, or curse. Source Like it or not, online writing is one part penmanship prowess, one part online marketing. The sooner you accept those two seemingly disparate activities as halves of one complete entity called the online freelance writer, the better off you’ll be — and the sooner you’ll be landing more gigs [Read more…]

How to Disappear Online

I don’t know about you, but as much as I enjoy all the benefits that being an online worker brings, there are times when I just feel sick and tired of the Internet. I think that, if it weren’t for work, I’d disappear from the online world – even if only temporarily. If you have those urges, and you’re actually planning on doing something concrete, here is an infographic that will give you step by step instructions on how to erase your online identity. How to disappear online [Infographic] by the team at Whoishostingthis

Everything is Optional

I’m here to tell you that there’s no law requiring you to blog twice per day. There’s no rule demanding a professionally designed website. You can live without Twitter and Facebook if you’d like. You don’t need to comment on this post to show that you’re a part of this community in hopes that will somehow put money in your pocket.

Everything is optional.

Preserving Your Web Reputation

As a blogger for yourself or for clients OR if you’re a community manager, preserving your web reputation is a big ol’ deal. Following are some tips. Google yourself – once in a while you should be searching for your own name on Google or other search engines. Note that using capitals, such as Jennifer Chait begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting vs. jennifer chait and incorrect spelling can bring up different results. Searching for your own name allows you to see what others may be saying about you, see which of your posts are the most popular, check for lame plagiarism issues and so [Read more…]

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