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Google Adwords Keyword Tool Tutorial

The Google Adwords Keyword Tool: Keyword Tool (Bookmark Me!) A screenshot is below to show you the areas you’ll need to use if you want to search for viable keywords for an article, blog or website.  If you’re writing SEO work or looking for content for your personal sites – using this tool often can be …

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5 Tips for Freelance Writing Success

Below you’re going to find some tips for freelance writing success.  Most of these are suggestions.  For example, in number five I say – ditch the pajamas… but, honestly – there are still days I don’t!  So, take what positives you can from this list and remember that freelancing is about freedom, but the best …

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Letter Writing

 In order to secure freelance writing jobs, it’s important that you first understand how to write a letter.  Letter writing is extremely important.  It doesn’t matter how great your samples are if your letter or email doesn’t read well.  You need to be able to formulate very professional and creative letters.  There are many applicants …

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Writing Sample

A writing sample is needed when applying for freelance writing jobs.  I recommend users have a portfolio of ten well written samples, each of a different topic.  Expect to have to write on the spot samples when applying for work too. A potential employer is likely going to want to see a number of examples …

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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 …