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    Writers: Here’s The Best Time to Talk About Your Rate

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinAh, the dreaded potential client call. I’m not sure that any writer likes to negotiate with clients. When’s the best time to talk about your rate without scaring customers off? “First of all, if the first time price comes up is at the end of conversation, it’s far too late,” says Weldon Long MBA, CEO of a multimillion-dollar business that landed on the Inc 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. “What’s worse, addressing price only after your prospect brings it up themselves will diminish trust and kill your chances at a successful sales interaction,” adds Weldon. Weldon Long is a top sales expert consulting for some of the world’s…

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    The 7 Sins of the Unready Writer (Blogging for Noobs)

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinFor everyone who wants to embrace the freelance writing career, there are plenty of helpful materials online to teach you exactly what you should be doing, and how, and preferably when and where too. But I am of the opinion that the best lessons are the ones that show you clearly what you shouldn’t do. Here’s an ode to the worst mistakes of copywriting. #1. You don’t stick to basic SEO rules The first and most basic lesson is that online writing can turn into a successful business if you’re being viewed and noticed. In other words, not obeying the rules of SEO – Search Engine Optimization – will…

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    Yes, You Need a Niche, Freelance Writers

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin I struggled to get paid what I was worth for a long time as a freelance writer. You know why? Because I was a generalist. I would write about anything. When someone asked me what my specialty was I would say, “I can write anything!” *Insert the sound of a deflating balloon here* Yah, potential clients don’t want to hear that you write about all kinds of things. They want to know you specialize in their category. They want to know they’ve hired a writer that knows industry terms and sounds like they genuinely know what they’re talking about. Why Clients Want to Know Your Niche Okay, think…

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    Achieve Any Goal with These 4 Step

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinUS Women’s National Team midfielder Carli Lloyd visualized herself scoring a bunch of goals in the World Cup final in 2015. She netted three in the first 16 minutes of play to propel USA to victory. She got her goals. Literally. Here’s how you can, too. Use Visualization to Achieve Your Goals, Too  “There’s a four step process that when applied, works wonders in helping you achieve your goals,” says Life Coach, Anne Deidre. “Whether it’s the World Cup, losing weight or starting your own business, whatever you want to do, you can!” The 4 Step Process To Achieve Any Goal Get An Idea – Pay attention to those light bulbs…

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    Surprises and the Freelance Writer

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Three weeks ago we stumbled upon a house that just went on the market. It was completely remodeled and priced so low that we simply had to snatch it up before someone else made an offer. We weren’t planning on buying a house this year, but you never know what blessing will be thrown your way. The same holds true for freelance writing. You never know when a new prospect will be thrown your way, but you must be prepared and willing to jump in before you lose it. How do you stay prepared? Keep a list of article ideas on topics that you frequently write about so that you can…