Posts Tagged ‘ home business ’

Content mills or private clients

Content mills or private clients

There is no doubt that most freelance writers would prefer to work for private clients rather than spending their days working at content mills. Regardless of how well you are treated, how good the pay is and how responsive the site is, most freelancers will do far better with private…

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You can make real money online

You can make real money online

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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Defending content writers

Defending content writers

While some people bash those who write for sites like Demand Media, Crowd Cloud and Textbroker as being “unprofessional”, I’d like to defend those who elect to use these sites to earn money.  After all, this IS about earning money and not always about the level of professionalism that is…

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Suffering overload

Suffering overload

Are you suffering from overload? This can occur when you have too many social media sites to follow, when your workload seems impossible to manage or when you simply have too much on your mind. It’s not that uncommon among writers who are working long hours that involve not only…

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HubPages Tips: Overcoming the 3 link barrier

HubPages Tips: Overcoming the 3 link barrier

05/16/2014 Apologies in advance for the “LINK CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE” sections. These hubs that were referenced have been removed. At some point soon I will replace them with usable links but the information here is still helpful so I’m leaving this post active I have mentioned before about writing for HubPages…

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Freelancing 101 XII-C5

Freelancing 101 XII-C5

The last in our Writing for Cash series -- Seed is an AOL company and writers who can meet their criteria have a number of opportunities to earn money.

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Freelancing 101 XIIC

Freelancing 101 XIIC

As part of increasing your freelance writing business, you need to know what sites actually pay you cash for your work. There are several sites available, the focus of this will be ones I have used successfully.

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Freelancing 101|XIIB

Freelancing 101|XIIB

You have written hundreds of great blog posts, articles and a wealth of Hub or Squidoo pages. Now you are interested in getting more traffic to them and make them more visible.  However, you want to maximize your opportunities to earn money so you are looking at options that are…

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Freelancing 101 – XIIA

Freelancing 101 – XIIA

Explore money making opportunities outside of your clients. While building income outside of clients can help you develop income, it is not likely to be sufficient to replace income in the long run, but will help provide a cushion.

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Freelancing 101 – XI

Freelancing 101 – XI

It is very easy to get overwhelmed when you are freelancing.  You are so excited about getting new clients that before you know it you have more work than you think you can reasonably handle. Before you find yourself in this untenable position, make sure you know when to say…

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Freelancing 101 – X

Freelancing 101 – X

Overlooking marketing could be devastating to your long term success. Do not fail to market your business.

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Freelancing 101 – IX

Freelancing 101 – IX

After negotiations one of the most annoying requirements of freelancing is billing.  Unless your gigs are coming entirely from freelance sites (that handle billing for you), you have to set up a method that works for you to bill your clients for your work.  One missed bill not only costs…

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Freelancing 101 – VIII

Freelancing 101 – VIII

Time Management is necessary for freelancers. Don't let your business fail because you missed a deadline or failed to bill time accurately.

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Freelancing 101 – VI

Freelancing 101 – VI

Understanding your bottom line will help you set realistic rates with your clients. Make sure you know what you need and stick to your guns!

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Freelancing 101 Part III

Freelancing 101 Part III

Do you understand the tax ramifications of freelancing? Make sure before you spend too much time freelancing that you understand that you are now a small business owner.

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