Blogging and Content Writing
Learn how to write content for the new conversational search tool on voice devices to provide the one answer customers want. Author Zara Altair provides content writers with a sound strategy and eight steps to get started.Read More »
Everywhere you look, there are chatbots taking over customer service, self-driving cars populating the roads, and virtual reality games augmenting the real world. But will AI ever truly take over writing from humans? Author Kathy Edens explains why not.Read More »
Craigslist has a huge number of opportunities, but you'll need these shortcuts to make the platform worth your while.Read More »
The Writing Cooperative is an online writing community with over 100,000 followers on Medium and 2,200 members on Slack. Despite its massive size, The Writing Cooperative started with just two people who never met. This is the story of how it all began.Read More »
Many freelancers today, even those at the top, have no formal education—just years of working in the trenches to learn what makes content effective. With content mills making the barrier to entry low for writers, how can you stand out from the crowd if you don’t have experience?
This is where certifications can help. Read about six online options to build your credentials.Read More »
Four years into my professional content marketing career, and a year into running a joint venture agency, it has finally dawned on me. How well an article is written is trumped EVERY SINGLE TIME by the quality of the promotion tactics backing it. Before your pencil-gnashing breaks that thing in two – let me explain!Read More »
As a writer, finding paying jobs is likely the most difficult job of all. The solution? The cold pitch.Read More »
With mobile and voice device usage increasing, answering customers’ questions is the key to relevancy. Here are some tips on sourcing the best questions to answer.Read More »
Attracting and keeping clients can make or break a freelancer's career. Fortunately, the advent of PPC marketing has made it easier for freelancers to find their ideal clients.Read More »
Twitter is a great way to follow commissioning editors, contact fellow writers and search for case studies. Here we show you nine ways to network on Twitter.Read More »
Facebook can be used effectively to reach your target audience when using ad spend. This can increase sales, direct traffic to your website and get your work read by thousands of people.Read More »
Struggling to find your first blogging or copywriting client? You're not alone. If you're feeling discouraged, check out these five tips for creative, outside-the-box ways to land new business.Read More »
Creating and managing a high quality blog is incredibly time-consuming. If you're a busy entrepreneur, a virtual assistant can help manage your blog, freeing you up to focus your efforts in other areas.Read More »
Many new writers get stuck in a vicious loop: they can't get new clients because they don't have a portfolio and they don't have a portfolio because they can't get clients. Here are four ways to get clients when you don't have a lot of experience.Read More »
What's holding you back from achieving the writing career of your dreams? It just may be yourself.Read More »
Sales letters are excellent tools for companies to generate leads. Whether you’re strictly online only or a brick-and-mortar business, both snail mail sales letters and emails can drum up hot leads that you can convert into sales. But—and this is big—only if you get it right.
Copywriters and content marketers should hone their sales letter skills. At some point, a client may ask you to write a bona fide sales letter, prospecting email, or a landing page. They all need certain elements to convert.
There are plenty of "experts" out there who spout off how best to write a sales letter. Let’s focus on what not to do when writing your sales letter so you can avoid these common pitfalls.Read More »
The truth is, it’s possible to ‘win’; to have a profitable writing business. You just need one thing. Yes, just the one.
Can you guess what that thing is?Read More »
Freelance writers need to be prepared for clients with all sorts of annoying traits and awkward demands, but there are some that simply aren't worth your time. Here are five types of clients that you need to avoid.Read More »
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