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Costly oDesk Profile Mistakes

Costly oDesk Profile Mistakes

There are many mistakes you can make on your oDesk profile but some of them can be far more costly than you might think. There are some profiles I’ve seen recently that have made a number of errors that as a client at oDesk I would pass right over and…

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Evaluating Online Business Opportunities

Evaluating Online Business Opportunities

The Internet has opened up several online business opportunities that can turn into full-time income generators. While there are many legitimate online business opportunities, many more are frauds. When researching opportunities, research will help ensure the opportunity is legitimate. Some of these include: Contact information Numerous companies offer affiliate marketing…

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Tired of spam? Ban Hammer

Tired of spam? Ban Hammer

I really get sick of people who have nothing better to do than spam blog comments and set up bogus accounts making it look like you have a lot more subscribers than you do.  I have been remiss in finding something that would allow me to block users by email…

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Helium vs other writing sites

When writers are considering writing sites, it is often helpful for them to compare Helium to other online content sites. Some writers prefer to submit content to content sites that pay upfront payments, others prefer to submit to sites that pay residual income while others prefer a blended approach. Initial…

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An Update on Textbroker

An Update on Textbroker

I have to admit that I’ve been a bit skeptical about Textbroker because too often, I feel that the ratings by the editors (or whoever does them) is far too subjective.  While I am well aware of my propensity to either over or under use commas, I feel that for…

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How do you select great writing topics

How do you select great writing topics

Defining your niche market For many writers, the biggest obstacle to writing is selecting a worthy topic. For some, this is a fairly straightforward process while others struggle to come up with the right ideas. There are some things that may determine how a writer prepares to create new work.…

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Essential elements of a successful blog

Essential elements of a successful blog

Never overlook the importance of small things It’s easy to set up a blog, and with the variety of social media sites that are available, it’s easier than ever to find a group of readers who are interested in your site. Of course setting up your blog well and getting…

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Landing freelance writing jobs through Craigslist

Landing freelance writing jobs through Craigslist

Let’s face it, anyone with access to a computer and a phone number can post things on Craigslist. In addition, Craigslist does not have the best reputation on the planet (though admittedly not the worst either). However, Craigslist can still provide you with opportunities to land freelance writing clients. In…

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Simple tips to overcome procrastination

Simple tips to overcome procrastination

Procrastination is a simple trap and one that many of us fall prey to. In fact, procrastination can cause an endless stream of problems, each of them worse than the one before. The primary problem of putting things off is that they do need to be done eventually and the…

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Writing Sites: Write to earn

Writing Sites: Write to earn

Finding the right markets Let’s face it, there is no shortage of sites that are claiming to pay you for articles. The real problem is often determining which sites fit your individual writing style. Finding the right sites also involves determining your financial goals. Some sites are good for upfront…

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How do I write a privacy policy for my blog

How do I write a privacy policy for my blog

Privacy Policy Requirements Not many people are aware that there are federal and state laws that govern whether or not you need a privacy policy on your website. However, the best rule of thumb for most bloggers and website owners is to have one in place. States including Massachusetts, California,…

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Recession provides opportunities

Recession provides opportunities

One bright note in the ongoing financial recession in the United States is the opportunity to earn money online. Since more companies are cutting back on full-time staff members to save money, they are turning more and more to outsourcing work that used to be done in house. Before you…

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5 Top Ways to Make Money Online

5 Top Ways to Make Money Online

Making money online. Those three words are enough to make almost anyone feel a sense of excitement. After all, whether we are interested in making a full-time income or supplementing our full-time income, the idea of being able to pursue this added income from home is pretty great to think…

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Make money online: Web 2.0 options

Make money online: Web 2.0 options

Many of the “get rich quick” schemes that are offered online tell the suckers people who subscribe to their services that they must buy a domain and set up a website in order to realize the maximum amount of earnings. The fact is that when you are interested in long-term…

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Make money online: Blogging

Make money online: Blogging

I admit that over the last several months I made a promise to myself to get my blogs up and running. This particular blog I owned the name to for almost six months before I finally decided to launch the site and get it going. Now that it is active,…

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