Where Has Your Day Gone? 9 Time Management Tools for Writers

Where Has Your Day Gone? 9 Time Management Tools for Writers

Freelance writing can be a bit of a roller coaster ride. There are times when the work and the deadlines are almost unmanageable. Then there are those slow times, when other work can be done – updating a website, writing more posts for a personal blog, revising social media profiles, bookkeeping, etc. Use these apps to make the most of your time.

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The Best Facebook Groups for Writers

The Best Facebook Groups for Writers

Back in 2017, we listed our favorite Facebook groups and tons of readers wrote in sharing amazing groups that hadn't made the cut. So, for 2020, we're adding more great Facebook groups to our list.

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The Best YouTube Channels for Writers

The Best YouTube Channels for Writers

Have you discovered the AuthorTube world? Here are 13 of the best writing channels on YouTube.

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How to Escape the Freelancer's Feast and Famine Cycle

How to Escape the Freelancer's Feast and Famine Cycle

Many of us—myself included—became a freelance writer to be in control of our time and income, to not be limited, and to stop living paycheck-to-paycheck. So, when opportunities arise to market yourself and grow (or save) your income, don’t hesitate. Here's how to break the feast and famine cycle that many freelancers get stuck in.

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What Is Alt Text and Why Does It Matter for SEO?

What Is Alt Text and Why Does It Matter for SEO?

What is alt text and why is it an essential technique for ranking in Google search engine results? Find a simple explanation and useful examples in this 101 beginner's guide.

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How to Pitch to Paid Writing Sites

How to Pitch to Paid Writing Sites

If you’re a freelance writer, you’re probably wondering how you can scale up your career to bring in more money. Should you shoot up your fees? Take on more clients? Monetize your writer’s website? Even then, what about those dry months where you won’t even get a reply to your pitch, let alone land a client? Well, I might have just what you need to fill that space up—7 sites that pay writers, some up to $450 per article.

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7 Ways to Breathe Life into a Tired Writing Topic

7 Ways to Breathe Life into a Tired Writing Topic

Bored of blogging? Fed up of churning out the same topics every week? We've got 7 ideas to help reinvigorate your stale blog posts.

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Freelance University: Is It Worth It?

Freelance University: Is It Worth It?

In this article, we review Freelance University to show what the course covers and discuss whether it's worth the investment.

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How to Use Word Clouds for Business, Fiction and Copywriting

How to Use Word Clouds for Business, Fiction and Copywriting

A word cloud is “an image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance.” So, the more often a specific words appears in your text, the bigger and bolder it appears in your word cloud. ProWritingAid has a Word Cloud Gallery that makes it easy to create word clouds based on the text you paste into the tool.

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How to Pitch a Guest Blog Post (With Examples)

How to Pitch a Guest Blog Post (With Examples)

Follow the five-step plan in this article to find out how to get your guest blog posts published. A.J. Ogilvie outlines an approach that focuses on developing a rich understanding of the company you want to write for, identifying the target audience for their content, and how you can publish on their blog by clearly articulating the value your articles offer them.

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Avoid Job Boards As a Freelance Writer

Avoid Job Boards As a Freelance Writer

Every freelancer starts in the exact same place: job boards. Job boards are the easiest place to get started, picking up a few jobs when no one, nowhere, knows who you are or what you do. But there's a problem. Stick with them too long, and you risk jeopardizing your freelancing future. Here's why, and what to do instead.

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Fake It 'til You Make It: 8 Ways to Establish Yourself as a Credible Professional Writer

Fake It 'til You Make It: 8 Ways to Establish Yourself as a Credible Professional Writer

Are you giving out the warning signs that you’re a new writer? Worried that everyone seems more experienced than you? We share 8 easy ways to present yourself as a credible writer when you're just starting out.

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How to Correctly Use To, Too, and Two

How to Correctly Use To, Too, and Two

Getting tripped up on the differences between “to” and “too” happens often. When do you use a single “o” and when do you use two? While this is one of the most common grammar mistakes, the rule is easy to master.

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How to Become a Freelance Writer: We Reviewed the Best Freelance Writing Courses

How to Become a Freelance Writer: We Reviewed the Best Freelance Writing Courses

Are you interested in a freelance writing career but don't know how to start? Check out these five great online courses for becoming a successful freelance writer.

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How to Use ProWritingAid's New Text Expander Functionality

How to Use ProWritingAid's New Text Expander Functionality

Is there anything more convenient than copy and paste? Yes! ProWritingAid's Snippets feature allows you to keep the text you use most at your fingertips. Find out how to use Snippets to speed up your writing process in this article.

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