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Making Money as a Creative Writer

I’m often asked if I turn a profit with my creative writing.  The answer used to be a resounding no… Unless of course my book makes me a profit – then yes, but I don’t charge for my books. I do make $20.00 a week writing my ongoing series Shift River, but those jobs are …

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Proofreading

Proofreading is a difficult subject, as for many freelance writers it can be time consuming.  It’s important to think about proofreading in terms of your money to determine what requires extensive proofreading and what only deserves a small amount of grammar checking.  I like to break down my pay into hours.  My target pay is …

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Sell Those Articles: Tips to Start Making Cash as a Freelance Writer

Selling articles is the simplest way to get started as a freelance writer.  It’s how I got my start.  You crawl through the job boards and bid on anything that’s willing to pay a fair wage for the articles.  It’s still difficult to get started.  My sister recently became unemployed.  She got a new job, …

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Understanding Copywriter Work

There are a number of freelance jobs for copywriters, but many are confused by just what a copywriter is. It’s actually quite simple.  A copywriter is someone who can write persuasively.  If you can do this, you have opened yourself up a large amount of writing jobs online.  Here’s the thing though, you can’t learn …

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Do Creative Writing Jobs Exist?

 There are many who wonder if they can use their creative writing to make money.  Creative writing jobs are few and far between online.  Most freelance writing jobs are for SEO marketing, content, product reviews and descriptions, and journalistic newsworthy pieces.  Unfortunately, there aren’t many online who are going to pay us for our short …

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The Freelance Writer’s Resume

 It’s difficult to write a resume.  However, you have to have one for many of the legitimate writing jobs out there.  Oftentimes your resume will need to be changed before sending it off to a potential employer.  It’s important to just have a basic template, and then you can make adjustments tailoring it to each …

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What About the Writers? Google’s Panda Update

 Understanding how Panda affects your freelance writing and blogging career is incredibly important.  Working around this update is going to set you apart from competition that doesn’t understand the Panda update.  What is Google Panda about Anyway? Unfortunately, Google Panda is a lot of the SEO marketing world.  Google has deemed it too easy to …

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Finding Work

For those freelance writers just starting out, finding work can be difficult.  To make things easier, I’ve decided to include a full list of places I look for work.  If I’m currently without a project to do, I check each one of these sources.    If you haven’t already, please sign up at Donanza.  They will …

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SEO and that Darned Panda Update

In order to turn a profit, freelance writing needs to be quick, creative and done without a lot of research.  That is why I suggest writing what you know or what you could learn relatively quickly.  I signed up for relevant job postings at Donanza.  This site is great because you can select the type …

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Personal Success

I read on another blog today that it is important to share your success with readers, so they understand that you’re an authority on freelance writing.  I started writing, as a career, seven months ago.  It was easy at first.  I posted my profile to a number of freelance message boards, applied for jobs and …