Category: Freelance Writing Advice

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Happy New Year 2017

In a lot of ways, 2016 is not a year I’m sad to close the door on (there was an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, all the great celebrities died, and Trump got elected); however, I learned more than I have in years passed and that makes me hopeful for 2017. It’s the five year …

Alisia Compton, Analytics, Consulting, Freelance Writing Advice, Strategy, Writing Tips

Get A Job Writing For A Popular Website

Small websites aren’t where it’s at. They can’t afford you, so make them do their own blogging. The time you spend writing should be comparable to an hourly job, and you set your per hour rate. I like to work part time for a minimum of $16 an hour. I don’t put a cap on …

Alisia Compton, Analytics, Blog, Consulting, Freelance Writing Advice, Strategy, Writing Tips

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Write For Small Businesses

I’ve taken on a lot small business clients over the years. Stay away from this type of work; or, if you must do it, make sure you’re still hunting better opportunities. I’ll tell you a story I lived over and over again with ecommerce clients in five points, which proves you shouldn’t write for them. …

Alisia Compton, Analytics, Consulting, Freelance Writing Advice, Strategy, Writing Tips

Get A Job Writing For A Marketing Company

Everyone has to start somewhere, so if you’re writing for content companies you’re not doing yourself a disservice. I’ve made thousands of dollars writing for content companies. ContentWriters.com once paid me more than $400 to write a single blog post. They didn’t even publish it. Had they published it, they would have paid me an …

Alisia Compton, Consulting, Freelance Writing Advice, Strategy, Writing Tips

The Jobs That Actually Pay Writers A Livable Income

I learned a lot this year, and I want to share it with you would-be writers. If you’re dreaming of working at home, maybe you have kids like I do, this is probably among the best opportunities out there. You only need a desire to write stuff – if you’re someone who enjoys it, and …

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How to Make Money Using Your Social Media Accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Etc.)

Okay – first things first – I must issue this disclaimer: I rarely earn money on social media. I spend money on social media. I sometimes use it as a marketing tool and buy ads, etc. These ads do generate revenue for my businesses, but that’s not what I’m going to teach you. I’m going …

Freelance Writing Advice, Health, Writing Tips

Burnout Fn Sucks, but I’ve Got a Battle Plan Now

Do you suffer from burnout? I do…Big time. I write countless articles every week and I’ve been doing the same thing for six years. It’s a fickle business making ends meet. I have to commit myself to a lot of work from many different sources, and I’m not a machine so I get burnout and …

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Controlling Spiraling

I wanted to use this post to talk about novels and spiraling. I’m beginning prep work for my sequel to Twelve: After Midnight. I’m hoping to have the sequel finished and edited in the next 4 – 6 months. The sequel is longer than the first book and I’m working with a lot of fresh …

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Short Sentences

Short sentences. Packing loads of information into one succinct short sentence. This is something I have difficulty doing and so I avoid it until the editing process. Editing never ends until such a time that an agent favors me. That’s not happened yet, so editing is never ending. I try to take it one long, …

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Hey Bloggers: Review Your Writing Free with a Free-Trial of Grammarly

Grammarly is a useful service which assists writers, students and all others in proofreading and editing their documents. Grammarly checks for more than 250 types of grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. Moreover, Grammarly actually enhances the text by providing vocabulary suggestions. Grammarly offered me a free premium trial of their service, in exchange for my …