When a Freelance Writing Job Doesn’t Pay

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There is perhaps no other topic in the freelance writing world that generates more controversy than the concept of writers writing for free. Bring it up and lines in invisible sand are drawn, commenting spikes and in the case of Harlan Ellison, a few F-bombs are dropped. It’s understandable. Shady publishers and editors prey on vunerable writers who want to see their names in print. Writers are constantly burned by “write for free now and earn later” promises in which “later” never comes. However, in the angry buzz of the debate something gets lost. Choice and education. There will always [Read more…]

Building Your Freelance Writing Brand – Part 9

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The next section of the Building Your Freelance Writing Brand series is about positioning your brand and comes in two parts — 9 and 10.  Part 9 teaches you about the three most basic positions a brand or business can hold in the market place, which I’ll expand on in Part 10 next week. In simplest terms, your brand position is the place in the market where your business sits in comparison to your competitors in consumers’ minds.  Knowing where your brand is in relation to your competitors in the eyes of consumers is a critical part of developing the [Read more…]

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