Should I Write for Free?

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There is a huge debate about whether or not writers should write for free.  My thoughts about writing for free are rooted in my background as a marketer and an entire field of marketing called content marketing that companies are desperately trying to understand and integrate with social media and traditional marketing tactics and strategies. To me, writing for free and allowing that content to be published on websites and in media that will help build awareness, recognition, and loyalty to a brand equates to free advertising.  Rather than investing hundreds or thousands of dollars into advertising placement and creative, [Read more…]

Sneaky client tactic to avoid – more work without a raise

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Here at Blogging For A Living we’re always saying, “Don’t flipping work for free people!“ WHY would you? There are many jobs to be had that do pay (actual money). Thankfully it seems like many of you are listening. We see plenty of our readers out there, scoring gigs and getting paid and it makes us super happy. That said, there’s another issue surrounding working for free that’s a little harder to catch. Not all writers plan on working for free, sometimes it just slowly happens. Here’s how… You land a gig. Let’s say that gig includes writing five posts [Read more…]

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