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Thinking About Quitting Freelance Writing? Here are 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't by Jesse Whitman → WRITING CAN BE A HORRIBLE PROFESSION for those depending on it for a living. Unless you are one of the few who have risen above the masses, through merit or birth, you might have better odds at becoming an astronaut or an actor. And you will probably earn more as a brick layer, plasma donor, or dog walker, really anything else but a writer ...
How I Became an Expert Freelance Science Writer by James Daley → WHEN I STARTED FREELANCE WRITING full-time about a year ago, I didn't have much of a plan. I was applying to whatever leads I could find on sites like Elance and Odesk and trying to build a portfolio that could simply get me more work. As a result, my focus was scattered: a resume here, a series of blog posts there, the occasional ghostwritten eBook ...
Blogging for Business: How to Use a Blog to Get New Clients by Soumya Nalam →effectiveness of word of mouth marketing and referrals, but nothing equals the effectiveness of blogging as a way to get new business. A blog can attract the attention of prospective clients, impress upon them that you are an expert in your field, and convince them to hire you. Even from an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) perspective, blogging helps improve the rank of your website on the SERP (Search Engine Results Pages) ...
How to Use Your Publisher's Backend Content Management System to Write, Format, and Publish Your Articles by Nathaniel Hohl → AS YOU BEGIN YOUR CAREER IN FREELANCE WRITING, online publications will likely have you submit your first few articles and/or reviews via email or Submittable. Eventually you'll find yourself working for a site which uses a "backend" or "CMS" (content management system) through which you can directly post, manage, and publish your articles ...

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Writing Contests/Poetry Competitions
Find new writing contests, poetry competitions, and book writing contests.

NEW Two Sylvias Press Wilder Series Book Prize - $1,000 prize - Deadline: 11/30/2015
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Learn About a Writing Career
Learn about which type of freelance writing career is right for you! Discover writing careers in magazine writing, blogging, copyriting, proofreading, and many more. View all Writing Careers

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Top 10 Tips Series
An ongoing series of the best tips to become a better freelance writer.

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Top 10 Hot Topics
An ongoing series of hot topics that you can pitch to editors at different magazines and websites.

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Ask the Experts
Expert advice from professional freelance writers and book authors on writing, marketing and making money as a freelance writer. Each month we gather expert advice and timely quotes from leading experts in the industry.

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Sample Query Letter Templates
Learn how freelance writers compose query letters to pitch articles to magazines and websites. These are real query letters written by real writers.

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Freelance Writing: The Video Tutorial Series
Short videos offer you solid advice on becoming a freelance writer and how to succeed in a writing career.

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Online Writing Jobs for Freelance Writers
Our free 50-page eBook, Online Writing Jobs for Freelance Writers will help you overcome some of the struggles that you may encounter during the start-up phase of writing from home. We introduce you to the most common writing jobs that pay average to high rates as well as offer you valuable advice on landing writing jobs in your specialty. Our eBook is a no-nonsense, concisely-written guide to teach you proven techniques to succeed as a part-time or full-time freelance writer.

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