Posts Tagged ‘ writing portfolio ’

Promoting Your Work

Promoting Your Work

When you are prolific writer, it is generally more acceptable to “spread” your work out over many sites versus promoting all of it in one place.  In many case,  some work simply does not work on some sites.  Here are some additional ways of promoting your work, potentially increasing earnings.…

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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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Content Mills: Like it or not they are valuable

Content Mills: Like it or not they are valuable

I recently read a very well written blog post from a freelance writer who made the argument that freelancers should not start off their careers using a content mill. The theory is these sites encourage poor writing, encourage writers to accept lower rates of pay and stunt the growth of…

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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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Successful SEO using social media marketing

Successful SEO using social media marketing

Can you use social media for better SEO? Search engine optimization is one of the most crucial factors involved in getting your website noticed. However, link-building is a critical part of this process and one that is too often overlooked. Finding the right links is a critical component of any…

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Writing Site Review Update: Squidoo

Writing Site Review Update: Squidoo

Generally I enjoy Squidoo but I’ve noticed some disturbing things that have caused me to pull back my submissions to the site. In fact, I have removed all of my lenses from the site. Earlier this year I had pursued putting a lot of my work up there as a…

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Preaching to the choir

Preaching to the choir

I had some time to review some of my posts both here and on my other blog No Scam Work at Home. In the process, I decided to take a look at some of the statistics of these blogs and I have to admit to being not only stunned but…

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Writing Site Reviews: Media Piston

Information search

I recently found a site called Media Piston where they encourage writers to sign up and earn money for submitting articles. This site is similar in some ways to Textbroker and offers writers “one of” assignments at a fairly low rate of pay. However, there is no minimum amount of…

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Brand Building: Your online presence and words

Brand Building: Your online presence and words

Words matter!  Not only what you say, but how you say it has an impact on how people perceive you.  I’m not just talking about what you write, how you write it or where you publish your work. What I’m talking about is your own personal brand that you NEED…

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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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Posting frequency matters

Posting frequency matters

For most bloggers, it is easy to think about not posting to a blog on a daily basis. After all, most bloggers are not earning enough money from AdSense or other advertising programs to make posting daily a really profitable past-time. However, for those bloggers who take a look at…

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Online portfolios matter

Online portfolios matter

Many online writers depend on clients being able to go to the various sites where they write and find their portfolio. Most writers (myself included) apply for roles and include links to their various work. I’m guilty of the same thing! Recently however, I had several emails from people who…

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Understanding the importance of social media marketing

Understanding the importance of social media marketing

While it may be tempting to think that social media marketing is not necessary, the reality is. In this business environment, finding any edge that a company can acquire over a competitor is critical. As more people use the Internet to make buying decisions, having an effective social media marketing…

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Purchasing Domain Names

Purchasing Domain Names

Recently I ran across a site that sold web domain names. There was one in particular that intrigued me. I’m going to avoid naming it because I don’t want to give this jerk any fodder for his outrageous behavior. The story went like this: Finding a domain for sale I…

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Social Media Reviews: Xomba

Social Media Reviews: Xomba

In the past, I was a huge fan of Xomba though I admit to having some hiccups with the way they did things. It was pretty common to find a lot of “themed” writing and some of the material was — well suffice it to say it was questionable. Xomba…

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