Posts Tagged ‘ Online Writing ’

Are freelancers too dependent on sites like oDesk and Elance?

Are freelancers too dependent on sites like oDesk and Elance?

One of my primary concerns going into 2014 is how dependent I’ve grown on freelance marketplaces. This includes sites like oDesk (I personally do not use Elance) and of course some of my favorite writing sites like Writer Access and Blogmutt.  The lure of having assignments there to pick and…

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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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September did improve but still needs work!

September did improve but still needs work!

Early in September I complained about how far off my goals I was and indicated I needed to get back online. Well, getting back to work is not as easy as saying you are going to do it but, I did make an effort if nothing else. It is important…

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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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April 2013: Goals attained and missed

April 2013: Goals attained and missed

In my ongoing determination to keep up with goals I set, based on the original January goals I am not doing so hot but remember, I did change these goals in early April. So, with that said, let’s see how well April worked out. In fairness, I should disclose I…

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Work at home: Transportation Savings

Work at home: Transportation Savings

Among the many benefits of working at home is the savings that can be realized in transportation costs. Regardless of what form of transportation you use to commute, work from home opportunities offer significant savings. Read more about these potential savings so you do not overlook any of them. The…

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How to Create Online Income to Pay Bills

How to Create Online Income to Pay Bills

Internet marketing, freelancing, article writing and blogging are all possible ideas to earn money online. Can they really help pay bills? The economy is in difficult shape, this is no big secret to anyone. For many, this means looking at additional means of earning income to help pay bills. Chances are…

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Writing Site Updates: Media Piston

Writing Site Updates: Media Piston

One of my most “popular” writing site reviews was the one I did on Media Piston. Admittedly I was fairly new to the site when I wrote it and to be honest, I’ve had sufficient amounts of work that I really have not spent much time on the site.  I…

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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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Year drawing to a close

Year drawing to a close

Who would have thunk it? 2012 is drawing to a close and I’ve gotten around to reviewing what my plans were for 2012. While some of my plans came to fruition, it appears that they got somewhat thwarted around mid-year meaning I had to change course!  Last year at this…

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The best way to market your company

The best way to market your company

Marketing for growth One of the many challenges of owning a business is marketing. Without a successful marketing plan, chances are that your business will stagnate and over time, you will see a decline in sales. When sales begin declining, it may be too late to start a new marketing…

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Twitter – How effective is it for marketing?

Twitter – How effective is it for marketing?

Maximizing Twitter’s effectiveness Freelance writers, online marketing professionals and bloggers may be overlooking the potential for a great Twitter advertising campaign for their products or services. Learning how to use Twitter effectively is one of the most important steps that must be taken to get the most out of Twitter.…

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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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How to create an effective social marketing plan

How to create an effective social marketing plan

Common social media plan issues Frequently, social media specialists think that opening an account on popular social media sites and throwing a bunch of information into the feed is the best way to attract attention. Nothing could be further from the truth. Social media marketing requires a well thought out…

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